I didn’t want to wait until after my exams to update the blog, as I figured that many of you would have given up checking back by that point. I was also feeling guilty about not updating for a week, proof that university is pretty damn time-consuming! With final exams fast approaching I’ve been forced into ‘work-mode’ which typically involves hardly any work, but seeming to have no time due to procrastinating and feeling guilty about it.
I’ll just give a quick update on my online projects, and won’t bore you with exams and things…
DiscoverUnsigned.com is going really well! We’ve got 7 out of 10 tracks that we’ll definitely be using for our debut album, and interest is growing in the site. We’re getting several hundred visitors each day, and have been approached by several record/promo companies, endless bands (some good, some not so good), and many fellow students who like what we’re doing. One of the most annoying things is that we’re both really busy with University, so we want to be doing a lot more than we physically can. I’ve poured a lot into promoting the site, but feel that things are really going to take off when my summer vacation starts and the first album launches. Our content may help to set us apart from the hundreds of other indie band blogs out there, but the album concept is far more unique, and should get us some good local publicity at very least. If anyone felt very kind we’d really appreciate a blog post about the site to help get the word out!
I’ve been thinking a lot about psdfan.com and have high hopes for this site. I won’t reveal everything that I’ve got planned but it will be a lot more than your average tutorial site. I’ll be showing some how of the best designers in the world design, offering REALLY helpful freebies for designers and of course posting regular tutorials for my readers. Not to sound over-confident, but I feel certain that I can achieve 250,000 uniques per month within my first year of launching. If the site flops come back to this post and laugh in my face, but if it takes off then remember you heard about it first!
My other big project for the summer must unfortunately remain nameless, but I’ll hopefully post logos/design screenshots here soon.
I have a couple of other cool site ideas in the pipeline, but feel like I want to get these ideas live before I put even more on my plate!
Exams are over in exactly 2 weeks, and whilst I’m scared, summer is so close I can taste it! Wish me luck, and I’ll try and update again before they’re all over :).