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Life can be full of setbacks and challenges.

At least, I say challenges now. Few months ago I’d say problems instead… Most of you know me from the early days of LumberJocks. Those days were full of inspiration and creativity that sculpted one of the best woodworking communities online. After my divorce from LumberJocks I had to learn my lessons the hard way…

The days became fast and blurry. I loaded more on my shoulders each month only to end up with serious burn out, addiction and anxiety.

My family has me back and I’m on a fascinating self-discovery path. I feel that returning back to CakesDecor and WoodworkingWeb is part of my healing process as the multifaceted nature of working on these websites is deeply aligned with my inner self.

Initial code upgrades (long overdue ones) are already in place and running. We’re now focuing our energy on our ownership of the image processing pipeline which is under construction. This will pave the way for redesign and new features that should be driven by your needs and our vision.

I’m happy to be back and happy to hear from you.

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Martin Sojka, https://woodworkingweb.com

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Oto Hlincik ...

Martin, thanks for opening up and sharing with the community. It takes a lot of courage to admit that your life went off the rails and it takes a lot of character to get to work to put your life back on the rails.

In any case, I’m very happy that you’re back and can’t wait to see the new and exciting things that are coming in the near future.

Cheers!

John L ...

That is great news , Welcome back Martin !

Madts ...

Great to have you back Martin!

—Madts.

CindyG ...

Martin, I applaud and honor your courage in sharing your struggle with this community, and thank you for your continued devotion to it all. Welcome back. Here’s to a great NEW year ahead!

a1jim ...

Sorry for the rough patches you’ve been going through Martin, a family is the best resource you can have in challenging times, no one has our welfare as a #1 priority more than family. I’m glad that you can see a brighter future breaking through and hope that all of your future is bright and successful, you’re a talented man I know you have the means to follow through with all you hope to accomplish.

David A Sylvester ...

Welcome back. Remember to take care of yourself first. I look forward to seeing you and your ideas.

Keith Philliskirk ...

Take it easy, it’s a long road. Pleased to hear you’re doing well.

Joe Lyddon ...

Hi Martin,

Thank you for the Update!

Sounds like you have gone through HELL getting this new site designed & up and running the way you wanted it to be.

I have looked around a little, a lot more to see, etc., and have found it VERY NICE! I even made a few comments, etc. :) :)

LumberJocks is really a mess… still needs a few changes BUT, no one seems to know anything about it! They miss you!!

Thanks again… I will try to be more active here than before…

Joe

Sheri ...

Glad to see your on the right path again. I make cakes too, so I’m going to join Cakes Decor. Looks like a great site. Thanks for sharing!

shipwright ...

Welcome back Martin. Im glad you are getting it all back together.
Nowhere to go but up now. You are among friends.

MsDebbieP ...

Welcome back!!! Yah!!!

william ...

Good morning Martin, thanks for the e-mail, tough times, glad you are making it through, looking forward to exploring the site, William.

Michal Bulla ...

I’m glad to have you back and looking forward for new challenges ;)

Jack ...

Onward and upward Martin, you have a gang of friends pulling for you.

Martin Sojka ...

Thank you for the messages. Let’s keep this community spirit growing :)