2018 in a Nutshell


Firstly, I want to thank you for being subscribed to my channels and that you are finding it helpful.  I really enjoy making Linux videos, exploring Linux with you and communicating with you.

In this letter, I will look with you back over this eventful year for me and my channels/project.

In May 2018,  my family and I moved to a remote village close to Lake Baikal in Siberia, to work as guest house managers.  Before that, I was a system administrator where I mainly supported Linux systems and I fell in love with it and started my YouTube channels.  I am South African and my wife is from Siberia.  I continued with Linux Made Simple, making at least one video nearly every day, but I stopped making videos for YFP as I did not have an office or a quiet place where I could make videos with voice-overs.  Our internet was also really bad, the best internet in that area was 3G mobile.

In August, we moved to a nearby city as things did not work out, and it was a great step forward for both my channels.  As we have now 100mbs internet connection and I was able to continue with YouTube channel with voice-overs also.  The salaries for work which I can/want to do in this city is not a lot, like $300-$400 a month so I and my wife decided that I will spend my days doing volunteer work, focused on the YouTube channels and look after our girl when my wife is busy.

I realized that YouTube sometimes cut "short" some of the commands when I add them in the video descriptions so I started a simple blog where I can host all the commands I use and give you more helpful information.  As you know, I do not have another job so I will be grateful if you can click on some of them I will really appreciate it.

I also started a weekly Linux letter which anybody can subscribe to where we look at what happened in the previous week in the world of Linux and a Facebook page where I share my videos and blog posts there as well.

I also changed the name of my YouTube channel from Ubuntu Made Simple to Linux Made Simple as it summarizes the Channel better.

So as you can see it has been a full year for this YouTube channel and my family.

I want to thank you once again for looking at my videos, liking them, sharing them and subscribing.  I truly appreciate it!

Here are some facts of Linux Made Simple, about 1 000 000 views, 1 600 000 minutes have been enjoyed and about 2100 new subs!

Johan Seyfferdt

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