Progress Report - January 2019


I post a progress report showing what I did and how my products performed each month. Last month’s report can be seen here.

What did I do

Productive Hours in January

I worked 55 productive hours last month. Pretty good start into the year. I watched Titans.

I ‘m still on the last chapter of Learn EOS Development, which I will finally finish in February. Then the editing and reviewing process begins. Actually, the reviewing process already began. I send out some drafts to technical reviewers. Even Block One, the company behind EOS, reached out to me and offered me their help with reviewing. Really nice move. 👌

Platform Growth


Sessions stayed at 10,896 on my website.

Website Traffic

I did not stick to my bi-weekly schedule of releasing a blog post. I missed this week, but I was too busy doing other things. Still, I managed to write two blog posts.

  1. Goals for 2019
  2. How to write pandoc plugins in Nodejs


My twitter followers increased by 3 to 364. I need to tweet more. Or maybe not. There’s so much to work on and improve, you need to choose your battles wisely. I think a bigger Twitter audience would be nice but not that beneficial. I should focus on growing the book email subscribers because I’m getting close to launch.

Learn EOS Development Subscribers

I currently have 277 email subscribers for my book. (+24 in last 30 days) That’s pretty nice, I should be able to get 300 subscribers next month and then hopefully launch in March.

What’s next

Full focus on finishing the book content-wise. Should be done this month. Then a lot of reviewing and editing … 🤓

I researched some merchants and gumroad seems like the best choice. It’s relatively cheap (3.5% fees + 0.30$) if you buy their plan for 10$ a month. Especially as they handle EU VAT on their part and I don’t have to get involved at all in this complete mess of paying taxes for each individual country in the EU. The only down-side is that they don’t accept crypto payments. If anyone knows a merchant that handles EU VAT and also accepts crypto payments, please let me know.

Hi, I'm Christoph Michel 👋

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Currently, I mostly work in software security and do on an independent contractor basis.

I strive for efficiency and therefore track many aspects of my life.