Oct
27
2012

Full Circle Magazine #65 – Some Numbers

With Full Circle #66 out, I thought I’d have a look back at the numbers for Full Circle #65. Not because they’re amazing or scientifically in depth. No, it’s because I’m bored, and it’s been available for over a month.

So, without further ado, here are some completely unscientific numbers:

The Main Site

Obviously most of our downloads come from this here site:

Now, that’s, 14,919 views of the FCM#65 page. That doesn’t include someone, anyone, linking directly to the PDF. You can see the sharp spike when it was released with about 3,500 page views in one day. Just over 2,000 the following day. For the next two weeks the FCM#65 page averaged about 250 page views and for the last two weeks (of this graph) it averaged about 150 page views per day.

For that same time frame the visitors came from:

Issuu

Next on the list is Issuu. It’s only recently that I uploaded the PDF’s to Issuu for viewing online. Last time we put issues up for reading online we got yelled at by many people who thought we were abandoning the PDF download. No. Never. Shant. The PDF download will always be here. It gives people the chance to read FCM when they’re supposed to be working and without the need to download the PDF. Productivity around the world can grind to a complete halt all thanks to FCM and Issuu. The Issuu stats are:

Good to see you’re giving us five stars. That makes me all warm and fuzzy inside. Although some more thumbs up and shares would be nice. Hint hint.  :)

Ubuntu Software Centre

While it can take anything up to two weeks to appear in the Ubuntu Software Centre it’s still a pretty popular place for downloads:

Google Currents

Last, but not least, is Google Currents. While it’s not as popular as the other places it’s still a handy portable edition of FCM that doesn’t take much work to get going. Unlike Jens having to hand code the EPUB edition.

That 491 may not seem like much, but it helps promote FCM as we don’t show up in the Google Currents catalogue until we reach over 200 subscribers.

Conclusion

If we go conservative and use the 14k from the main site, over 1k reads on Issuu, 1.5k downloads from the USC, and nearly 500 readers on Google Currents… that’s not bad at all! Considering it’s only been out for roughly four weeks. Also, this does not take into account the many translations of FCM, or the EPUB edition.

Bear in mind that some issues have been online for longer and have far more downloads. FCM#61, for example, has had over 6,000 downloads in the USC alone. Older issues on Google Currents have almost 1,000 subscribers, and issues in the 50’s range are showing as having 25k page views on the main site.

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Oct
25
2012

Thar she blows Cap’n!

Full Circle

Issue #66

This month:
* How-To : Use LaTeX, LibreOffice Part 18, and Do Quick Reinstalls.
* Graphics : Kdenlive Part 3, and Inkscape Part 6.
* Web Dev : CRUD Part 2
* Reviews – Nexus 7 tablet & Peppermint Three OS.
* Closing Windows – File Associations (Open With).
NEW! What Is – UEFI
* Ubuntu Games – Torchlight
plus: Command & Conquer, Linux Labs, Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Women, My Desktop, My Story, and much much more!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-66/

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Sep
26
2012

Surprise! Full Circle Magazine 65 get’s released early.

Surprise!

It’s here, Full Circle #65

This month:
* Command and Conquer.
* How-To : Python – Part 37, LibreOffice Part 18, and Use Encryption.
* Graphics : Kdenlive Part 2, and Inkscape Part 5.
* Web Dev : CRUD
* Linux Lab
* Book Review – Ubuntu Made Easy.
* Closing Windows – Mapping A Network Drive.
plus: Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, My Desktop, My Opinion, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it’s hot!
http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-65
now with ‘Send to Ubuntu One’ delivery! 

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Aug
31
2012

Full Circle Magazine #64 has escaped from the lab!

This month:
* Linux News – Security Alert!
* Command and Conquer.
* How-To : Beginning Python – Part 36, LibreOffice Part 17, and DavMail.
* Graphics : Kdenlive Part 1, and Inkscape Part 4.
* Web Dev : LAMP
* Linux Lab – Tweet Screen The Finale.
* Review – Flirc.
* Closing Windows – Wallpaper and Themes.
plus: Ask The New Guy, Ubuntu Games, My Desktop, My Opinion, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it’s hot!

http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-64/

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Aug
24
2012

The Official Full Circle Style Guide

You may, or may not, have noticed a new menu item at the top of the main Full Circle homepage: Writers Style Guide.

The proof readers have spent a fair amount of time gathering together all the info you need to write the ultimate Full Circle article. If you follow the basic gist of the style guide then you’ll have a much better chance of getting your article published. And published pronto! Sometimes an article can take several issues (i.e.: months) to get published. This is due to the article needing many a tweak to make sure your Kb’s should really be KB’s and so on.

So, please, before sending in an article – have a look through the style guide and see if there’s anything you’ve done wrong. It makes our job a whole lot easier and the magazine more professional looking.

Thanks!

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Aug
17
2012

Fullcircle Podcast Episode 30 Better Late Than Never.


Full Circle Podcast Episode 30 Better Late Than Never

Your new hosts take over the helm, and hope to provide the same level of quality that you expect.

 

File Sizes:

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Runtime: 1hr 50mins

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Jul
27
2012

Full Circle Magazine #63 is available in aisle four

Full Circle
Issue #63

Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our sixty-third issue.

This month:
* Command and Conquer.
* How-To : Beginning Python – Part 35, LibreOffice Part 16, and Linux Astronomy Part 2.
* Graphics : GIMP Retro Photo, and Inkscape Part 3.
* NEW! Web Dev series
* Linux Lab – Making *buntu 12.04 Boot Faster.
* Review – gPodder.
* Closing Windows – Share Files/Folders.
* Audio Flux – some CC music tracks.
* NEW! Ask The New Guy.
plus: Ubuntu Games, Ubuntu Women, My Desktop, My Opinion, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it’s hot!
http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-63/

Google Currents Edition:
http://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAow4cXNAg/full_circle_magazine_63_lite

 

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Jul
4
2012

Fullcircle Podcast Episode 29 – The Great Train Poddery

Full Circle Podcast LogoFull Circle Podcast Episode 29 The Great Train Poddery

Your new hosts take over the helm, and hope to provide the same level of quality that you expect.

 

Full Circle Podcast is also a proud member of the Tech Podcasts Network.

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Runtime: 1hr 33mins 03seconds

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Jun
29
2012

Full Circle Magazine #62 has arrived!

Full Circle
Issue #62

Full Circle – the independent magazine for the Ubuntu Linux community are proud to announce the release of our sixty-second issue.

This month:
* Command and Conquer.
* How-To : Beginning Python – Part 34, LibreOffice Part 15, and Linux Astronomy Apps.
* Graphics : GIMP – The Beanstalk Part 3, and Inkscape Part 2.
* Linux Lab – Tweet Screen Part 1.
* Review – Installing Software.
* Closing Windows – Linux Equivalents.
* Audio Flux – some CC music tracks.
plus: Ubuntu Games, My Desktop, My Opinion, My Story, and much much more!

Get it while it’s hot!
PDF and EPUB:
http://fullcirclemagazine.org/issue-62/

Google Currents Edition:
http://www.google.com/producer/editions/CAowntbsAQ/full_circle_magazine_62_lite

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Jun
11
2012

Full Circle Side-Pod Episode Eleven: The Tinman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion

Full Circle Magazine Podcast LogoFull Circle Side-Pod Episode Eleven: The Tinman, the Scarecrow and the Cowardly Lion

In this episode, six months to catch up and Ubuntu 12.04.

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