|Forum topic by StumpyNubs||posted 142 days ago||3402 views||0 times favorited||60 replies|
142 days ago
Most know that Martin Sojka was the guy who started Lumberjocks. He sold it to Escalate Media a couple of years back, and finally left completely a while ago. I thought he was gone for good, until an hour ago. That’s when I got a Facebook message from him telling me about a new website he’d created.
He said: “there was a bit of innovation lacking in LJ so I decided to come back under a new name”...
The new name is Woodworkingweb.com and it looks like it was JUST started because there are only a handful of members, a single posted project and no forum topics. I have no idea if it’s going to take off, but it clearly has some hints of Lumberjocks in the design.
I am not commenting for or against it, I just thought it was interesting. I am a big fan of Lumberjocks.com, but if someone wants to try and make something better, they are welcome to try, and I support any innovation that improves the woodworking world. I just think they have a tough road ahead of them. Lumberjocks is a great site, a big community, and there are a lot of very loyal members, me included.
What do you think about it? Can Martin build a legitimate competitor? He did do it once, can he do it again? Do any of you plan on keeping an eye on his new site to see what happens?
(THIS IS NOT posted in behalf of Martin, who I have not spoken with as of now. I simply got a message from him that I suspect he sent to all his Facebook contacts. Martin is just one of over a thousand people who follow my facebook page. I am not privy to his relationship with Lumberjocks and why he left, and this should not be seen as an endorsement of his new site.)
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