Just want to share my story here if this is ok and how i’m using Blocs to spark a light in what I do.
I hope this kind of thing is allowed in General Discussion section, but after a great live stream last night - i felt like i want to share this.
This year Covid-19 has totally damaged my event business and my unit is rammed full of AV equipment for large scale events and no room to create a live studio - I have had a terrible year of seeing my business collapse as our UK government have more or less ignored the events sector (its still hanging, and its leaving us broke) Seeing many of my friends event business’s collapse and also being a friend on the phone to talk them away from ending their lives has been very hard. This year for the first time ever, I have suffered mentally with large bouts of depression and my wife and kids and have helped me massively since I opened up to them, believe me - its an easy thing to hide on the outside while the inside is crumbling.
Well - where im used to running high profile events from blue chip companies to celebrity studded events, i needed something to keep me sane and sitting on my mac all day and night fighting for government support I then decided to go back to what i used to do many many years ago - and that was basic (yes basic! im a simple guy!) websites. I had Blocs, as moved from Rapidweaver as fed up with the constant costs and slow build times on my own sites and was recommended from @Flashman to give it a go (thank you) - ill be honest ! its been a hard learning curve and im only just 10% into it like you experts are!
Well i started doing some small demo websites to friends to get a feel of a workflow and joined with some event friends in the business building streaming websites for awards and charity nights. Again - I didn’t charge much and still won’t for now as I want to get a workflow, understanding and enjoyment.
I have spoke to @Eldar via email in the year and he has been such a massive help with websites and off websites (thank you my friend) and buying his full courses recently has proven a valuable asset and I recommend anyone who has not bought them - to get them!!!
Also thanks @Norm for Blocs ! and wish you a successful launch to Blocs 4. A huge thanks to everyone, so many to name…but this forum is a great platform for us all. Thank you.
Recently i have seen some of my blocs projects come to life on some live streams and last night I did a charity landing page which ran last night to a huge audience…doing this website is not just a website to me…its been key to help me go forward. Last night this charity raised a lot of money and if anyone is interested in seeing it - I can send out privately if anyone is interested.
Its only a basic site - and I have been asked to not publicly send it on forums or social media from myself, but I am ok to privately share it…PLEASE NOTE on the live stream, there is a 15 min pre-roll, so you will need to forward that for the start. I can privately send you.
I think it’s hit me from this live event last night that this site did some great in a world which is pretty low at the moment for many…and i’m proud to say using Blocs help me achieve this.
Thats my story ! - sorry if its not about a latest plugin etc !