Today Paul sent out the quarterly numbers to the team letting us know the hours our courses have been viewed during March. Being a data guy, I decided that after nearly 5 years of having courses available, I should crunch some numbers. I currently have 4 courses available.
- SQL Server: Consolidation Tactics and Best Practices Published July 20th, 2016
- SQL Server: Understanding and Using Azure SQL Database Published April 18th, 2017
- SQL Server: Implementing a Hybrid Cloud Solution in Azure Published Dec 7th, 2017
- SQL Server: Understanding Database Fundamentals (98-364) Published Oct 28th, 2019
Creating the content, recording, and publishing a course is a lot of work, but I hope to get back to creating online content really soon. After crunching some numbers and realizing that my 4 courses have been viewed 26,630 hours, I know I have to get busy recording again.
I regularly get emails from viewers thanking me for the content and sharing with me how the courses have helped their career, which is even more reason to generate more training materials. My Pluralsight courses viewing numbers are equivalent to someone watching my courses 24/7 for just over 3 years! That is humbling.
I also plan to create more YouTube videos that I can use as references to user group and conference sessions that I give. I generally make my slide decks available, however many times, attendees would like to see the demos again or be able to be able to show someone on their team the demo. Hopefully 2022 will be the year I get back to publishing more content online.
Never stop learning folks!