I haven't blogged alot on this blog for a while, I'll be aiming to do at least 4 / 5 long posts about things codesmarty in 2017.
For the last few months I've done a quick retrospective every month. Looking back at the last month and then planning the next few months. Only after I've done that do I review the last months plan. It helps me to see what I did and what I planned to. Using this way I worked out how nuts some of the ideas of what I can do are and for the last 4 / 5 months my goals have been alot more achievable and setting achievable goals has been a huge boost all around.
ExtractorApp rebuilt and relaunched. Still the verdict is out. I'm really not sure if there is a product or market never mind a product market fit.
Cloudstatus in contrast to extractorapps no growth, cloudstatus is growing. I've added more services and some more integrations to other systems. For the last six months we've broken the 1K visits. Increased the number of paid users. I've added a weekly digest email that goes out every Monday. At the moment it goes to 148 email addresses. It will be interesting to see what this does, the users who have had trials ended get a "Activate now" button.
Rianu is an older project I tried before but never really got any where with it, which is a pity I think I have some good ideas with this one. But it's back and making a come back, more on this in the near future.
SSL all the things, I've added SSL to everything. Using a combination of Cloudflare and letsencrypt.
Serversncode is a blog about code and server and things, it's where I blog about tech things. It's something I've wanted to do for a while and I finally this year started blogging there aswell the plan is to do at least 1 post a month documenting things and how to's.
I have a clear idea of what I want to do for the next 6 months and it should lay some foundations for what comes after that.
I want to build out more posts on ServersnCode. Launch at least 3 new projects.
I want to add more ads to cloudstatus and try use some of that traffic to get some extra revenue. Also add some ads for my own projects.
Things I want to learn more about
- Actor Models in .net. Akka.net, Service Fabric and orleans. Want to focus on .net and Azure / AWS. Document and play in this and build some knowledge.
- Machine Learning / AI - Work more in AI. I want to start by tackling something fun. I want to predict premier league football matches. It's a way in and an interesting and fun project.
- CI and CD, different ways to do CI and to different places.
- Docker and containers.
And that's pretty much it, it's been interesting. Now onwards and up.