Nowadays people are always super busy, always running, so it is even a privilege to write for someone who still reads, which is a rarity these days. I don’t want to waste your time, so let’s get straight to the point. ?
We do a lot, probably a lot more than you know, especially if you just access one or two channels of content that we produce. Despite the massive work, this is good, the more different places our presence is perceived, the better for the project, the better for the ideas and information we disseminate. More different people we can reach.
Because of this, the reserved moments are never enough to thank the people who support us financially with R $ 1.00 per month through Padrim and more recently, to our supporters who are part of the YouTube Channel Club.
I know that talking about your own project, praising it, sounds bizarrely self-centered, but I will try to contain myself when talking about my passion, you can just look at the numbers and see for yourself. If I pass the point a little, I apologize in advance, it really is not my intention, even though it is inevitable when talking about something you love so much.
The Diolinux blog is getting “old”, in 2019 we are reaching our eighth year of existence, a long journey, with ups and downs like any journey, but fortunately with much higher than low.
Looking back today is a source of pride, as we can say that we were pioneers in some things within our country, within the niche of people who speak Portuguese in that «little blue ball» that we call «home».
A softer approach, avoiding radicalisms that existed in the Linux community, attracting people with a good heart and good will to create a healthy community, which helps each other to develop in favor of the simple possibility of having viable and accessible options, without belittling who thinks differently, without offending.
There were never stupid questions, however simple they were, we always tried to answer them, and when they were repeated, we answered them again as if it were the first time. Stupid, within our concept, has always been not to answer these questions.
Through this performance profile, the blog developed, after came the YouTube channel, which today, unless mistaken, can be considered the largest channel in the world with Linux and Open Source as a recurring agenda, or at least the largest in Portuguese. The Diolinux channel today is bigger than official channels of large companies and even of the Linux Foundation itself, even speaking Portuguese and not English.
And here’s a big and important fact that by chance goes unnoticed:
You made it happen! I’m not sure if you can understand the size of this … to tell the truth, I don’t know if I can do it myself.
One of the biggest vehicles for spreading Linux content is ours, it is Brazilian, it was created and encouraged by you!
After the Diolinux channel became a little more popular, and throughout this process too, we saw several channels of excellent quality being created and growing on YouTube here in Brazil talking about simular subjects. There are so many that it is even difficult to list them all, at the risk of leaving someone out, I will abstain from the list. But I realized that the idea that we planted back in 2011 really germinated and produced beautiful fruits.
We need you!
Without you reading this article now, none of this would be possible! Nothing! I, Dionatan, humbly on behalf of all the people who are involved with the Diolinux project (counting the possible ones, there are more than 10), I thank you with all the sincerity possible!
I really want you, who always consume our content, feel part of our team, consuming content and sharing knowledge is in the DNA of our company and it is our way of being, our lifestyle.
Okay, but what do you need me for exactly?
In fact, we need your goodwill only. I explain. ?
I’m sure you like the content that we produce, or at least part of it, we we need your help to show Linux and open source software to more people here in Brazil, for this we Never we can do it ourselves.
But how can I help?
Thanks for asking! ?
Interact with our content, after all it is that simple.
A constant fight that all content producers have is with search engines, it is not enough to exist, it has to be found too, right?
- How many times have you left a comment and an article like this here on the blog?
- How many times have you watched a video, liked the content, but didn’t like it, shared and commented on the video?
- Do you follow us on Twitter? How many times do you like and retweet our content?
- Are you already following me on Instagram?
These small actions show search engines and platforms that our content is relevant. Do you doubt that your interaction can change things a lot?
This little graphic below is from our YouTube channel. In December 2018 we had almost 6 million minutes watched, however, more than half (57%) are from people who are not subscribed to the channel! ?
That is, there are many people interested in the subject, many people who watch our content regularly but have not subscribed to the channel.
|December / 2018 Diolinux channel view statistics|
Doing these things helps you more than you think, bring more people to know our content, this can be yours stream of good. ?
But is it that important?
Probably more than you think. One of the things I’ve always been clear about is that we don’t need to show Linux to anyone who already uses and likes Linux, if I want the community to grow, if I want more people to take prejudice against open technologies out of their minds, I I need to seek them out of our usual circle of friends and followers and that is why you share and interact with our content is so important.
Social networks like Twitter and Instagram have a lot of added value. Twitter is often the simplest way to reach developers, brands and take content, through hashtags, for example, to people who are not part of our core.
Instagram is the social network of the moment, there are many people who have never heard of our work. Both are also a great way to notify you when new content leaves the channel, blog or any other project.
Therefore, I invite you to follow our profiles on these networks:
? Follow on Twitter
? Follow on Instagram
There you will also receive a lot of extra extra content. Speaking of Instagram, I want to propose a campaign:
– Take a picture of your SETUP or Linux Desktop and mark me there, I will create a Stories folder with the most beautiful prints of the guys to divulge the use of these software and your profile through my personal account. ?
A new and VERY important project
I decided to dedicate an entire paragraph to this subject, as it is very important, since the games industry influences the market so much that even those who do not play feel its impacts, such as better hardware support and greater availability of software .
THE our channel on Twitch.tv debuted a few months ago with a very audacious proposal, to create content focused on games for Linux, using Linux in everything. The past few years have been fantastic for the Linux game market for a number of reasons and we need to show that to people.
How many times have you heard of someone who said he thought Linux “even cool” but didn’t test the platform because it “didn’t run games”, or any more specific game? It is exactly this type of myth that we want to break.
To achieve this we are making lives EVERYDAY, we believe in the project and we are dedicating A LOT to it.
What is Twitch again?
For you who don’t know very well, Twitch.tv belongs to Amazon and is the leader in the game streaming market (today not only games), even bigger than YouTube, so much that several recent features incorporated into YouTube were inspired on features that already existed on Twitch. There, several players of all styles share their passion for games, countless times new people came to our Twitch channel and got to know Linux there, for the first time, through games! Amaze!
“Wow, I didn’t know that Linux ran a game”, “I thought Linux was just for study and work”, but “Isn’t Linux bad?”, are very common phrases of newbies over there. Every time it happens, I am very happy to see the warm welcome that members of the channel give to these people, explaining to them exactly how things really are, breaking myths and prejudices. We even have a name and a Discord server dedicated to this # L2G (Linux Gamers Generation).
Today there are almost 3 thousand people following the lives that we do every day, usually they start a little after the video that comes out on YouTube. Our YouTube videos come out every day at 7 pm, the live on Twitch.tv usually starts at 7:40 pm.
As it is a new, audacious project, and again, a project that does not do the content in English, we really need your help to grow the channel there too.
Participate in the daily lives, make this our live meeting every day, where you can interact in real time with us and the rest of the community, where you can have fun, make new friends and learn new things! I have a lot of fun making these lives and I have already made several new friends there, since many times the guys play together! ?
Follow our Twitch channel and help to share when the lives are happening, maybe we can become the largest Linux gamer community in the world too, and I will tell you, we are not far from that! ?
I’m sure you’re a busy person, but I’m also sure that you would like to see, not necessarily Diolinux, but Linux and Open Source growing and being publicized without a lot of myths that were barely true 15 years ago years, which he will say these days.
Help us do this, your sharing has more power than you think. Follow us on social media and help spread the knowledge.
To the next!