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What the Future Holds & Personal Note

Blocs Master
Blocs Master
In my first email of 2022, I want to share what has happened to me in recent months, and what I plan to do going forward.

First of all, I hope you have successfully started the new year. I sincerely wish you and your family to stay healthy and happy in 2022.
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On a Personal Note...
Before moving to product updates for Blocs Templates and Blocs Master, I want to share some personal information about me.
Burnout
I didn’t have a day off for the past 4 years. I work on all of my weekends, and even when I say ‘I have a day off’, I usually spend it looking at my inbox, stressing about something. I have completely destroyed my mental health, and it has seriously affected my physical health too.
Although I still don’t know exactly what it will be, I know that I need a big change in my life. I have never thought I would say that about myself, but I think I have burnt out. In a matter of fact, I think I have been burning out for the past couple of years. According to this article, I am at stage #5.
Eldar
My plans for the end of 2021 and beginning of 2022 were smashed with COVID (still sick). Can't wait to get back to normal, so I can finish a new template for @BlocsTemplates, and start posting weekly videos to my YouTube channel.
COVID
In addition to being in the worst physical and mental condition of my life, I also got COVID at the end of December. With my weakened immune system, it took me a few weeks to recover, and I still have terrible side effects, but I believe the worst is over.
Anyway, let’s talk about business…
Blocs Templates
Since the release of the Blocs 4 Templates, I have been adding a new premium template to the collection every month. I am very proud of the templates I have created, all without adding any 3rd party add-ons or additional code.
I will continue to make more templates in 2022, and the next template, Provider, is almost ready for release. I wanted to release it in December, but due to COVID, I am only finishing it now. I will release it next week.
Provider template home page
Provider template home page
Also, I noticed that people liked the Investor template a lot, so I have decided to make more templates like that. If you have any suggestions about the new templates, please share.
Custom Blocs
When I launched the Blocs Brics project last year, I planned to release a new custom blocs package every month. I have changed my mind. I will just release all of the scheduled custom blocs packs in the coming weeks.
It takes a long time to export custom blocs, package them properly, create screenshots for every bloc, edit everything, and publish, but I promise to spend a few weeks in February doing only that.
Custom Blocs Packs
Custom Blocs Packs
If you are a Blocs 4 Templates user, you can download it for free, otherwise, it’s a one time payment.
Blocs Master
In 2021, I added new videos to the Blocs 4 Website Course, and I released the Blocs Blogging Course, a detailed video course covering everything you need to know to build a beautiful blogging website with Blocs and Volt CMS.
Before that, I have launched the Blocs Commerce Course, a detailed video course covering multiple ways to create a fully functional commerce website with Blocs.
I couldn’t publish as many free tutorials as I wanted on my Blocs Master YouTube channel, but hopefully, that’s going to change this year. I have so many ideas, so many tutorials I want to make. If time and health allow me, I will create much more free content this year.
Live Design Sessions
One of the positives of 2021 was the great experience I had offering a new service, live website design sessions. In summary, I make a simple website for a client, while showing and explaining everything I do via live screen-sharing.
The goal of this service is to make sure that the client can provide the instant feedback, and learn how to manage a website or build their next one on his/her own.
This type of web design service is not for every client, but it is perfect for me, because I enjoy teaching, and communicating with my clients directly.
Do I still like Blocs?
It might come as a surprise to you, but I always look for a better alternative to the Blocs app. I’m very open-minded with website builders, and in 2021, I tried WordPress, Webflow, and the recent versions of RapidWeaver and Sparkle.
After testing all of these, I still prefer Blocs 4. The main reason why I love the Blocs app is the perfect balance between the ease of use and functionality I can get from a website builder.
I have posted a video on my personal YouTube channel sharing the essential 3rd party apps I always install on my Macs, and Blocs is definitely on that list in 2022.
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