Today is a special day for It’s FOSS. It completes its three years today (14th June). It’s been a long journey and we (I and you) have come a long way since then. A lot have happened on It’s FOSS since its first port (ignore the updated date).
So, where does It’s FOSS stand after three years?
To provide you some stats, it had 9.8 million views, 16.8 K Facebook fans, 1.8K Google Plus followers, 170 followers on newly created Twitter account and close to 16K newsletter subscribers. A big thanks to all of you for being the part of this journey.
What lies in future?
I am trying to grow It’s FOSS as much as possible to make it one of the most helpful Linux blogs for beginners and help people like and love desktop Linux. To help you out, I started this request your tutorial feature. I may not be able to respond and come up the tutorials immediately, since I work alone in my free time, but I do encourage you to use it.
Several users have requested to start a YouTube channel. I have created one but it doesn’t have any videos just yet. I plan to make tutorial videos in future but I must accept that I have hardly any experience with it. Do let me know if you think it’s a good idea.
To engage more on social media, I have also created a Pinterest account recently. You are more than welcome to follow the pins there :)
Giveaway: Win 6 eBooks or videos and 3 print copies from PacktPub
PacktPub is renowned name in technical publishing arena. There are tons of programming books and video courses over there. If you are a software developer, a student learning to program or just trying to learn more on Linux, you should get some useful books or video courses there.
To celebrate the third anniversary of It’s FOSS, PacktPub is giving away 6 eBooks or videos and 3 print books of your choice. Print books are only available for the residents of UK, US or Europe. eBooks and videos can be won by readers across the globe. Winners will be chosen at random.
To participate in this giveaway, all you need to do is to tweet the below quote and follow It’s FOSS on Twitter:
[Tweet “Enter and win programming books and videos from #packt to celebrate #3YearsOfItsFOSS “]
Basically, the hashtag#3YearsOfItsFOSS is more important as it will allow me to know the participated readers. This is only the first in a series of Giveaways to celebrate the occasion. There will be more giveaways in coming days so do not worry if you are not a Twitter user, you can participate in the future giveaways.