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Amit Merchant

Amit Merchant

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My Recap of 2021

The year 2021 is about to end in a few days and it’s the best time we can look back and reflect upon the things we’ve done, achieved, or some important milestones and welcome the new year which is standing right in front of our doorstep.

Keeping up with this spirit, I tried to gather data about all the things I have done/achieved in 2021 so far. This doesn’t include anything related to my professional work front. I will keep it short, I promise.

  • The blog — I have written over 116 articles so far. In the process, the blog has been visited by over 270,000 unique visitors (In reality, this should be much more than this since a whole lot of people are now using adblockers). I like my current pace of publishing the articles. Albeit, I want to make it 150 articles in 2022. Let’s see how it goes.

  • The YouTube Channel - I have been long ignoring my YouTube channel which exists since 2011. But off late in 2021, I started paying more attention to it and uploading videos consistently. I have uploaded 22 videos so far in 2021. In the process, the channel has had over 42 watch hours and gained over 40 subscribers. I definitely want to double down on this in 2022.

  • The eBook - I recently published my first eBook called “PHP 8 in a Nutshell”. It’s still early days for the book. So, there aren’t numbers associated with it yet.

  • Twitter - I gained over 90 followers on Twitter so far in 2021 since I have been posting and interacting more with the people on this platform. I definitely want to reach the magic number (i.e. 1000) in 2022.

And that’s about it for 2021. It was quite a year, to be honest with the second wave of Covid 19 in India, it has been a little difficult to be in a good state of mind but I’m happy that the year is going to end on a positive note.

I wish you and your loved ones a very happy new year 2022!

Until next time…

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