Posted: 5:52 pm by tom in Uncategorized
Today we’re happy to announce the launch of a new website:
What Is It?
AreYouAnAsshole is not design related, but is a fun project that we’ve just launched. The site allows users to submit stories of them acting like assholes and and vote on stories that make it to the front page.
You can read hilarious stories every day, and cast your vote on whether the person is an asshole, or an ‘average joe’.
We figured that everyone knows assholes, and that whilst they may not be the nicest people, assholes are always entertaining!
Our Favorite Stories so Far:
Some of our favorite stories so far include:
“Last week my girlfriend of 2 months told me she loved me. Rather than say it back I gave her the most awkward thumbs up of my life… AIAA?” - Simon
“My neighbors left me to look after their dog while they went on vacation. 2 Weeks later they returned to find that I’d completely forgotten about their dog. I feel like I need to move. AIAA?” - DeadDog
“People in my college dorm kept stealing my milk from the communal fridge. I decided to put a stop to it by putting bleach in the milk container. My roommate is now in hospital… Am I an asshole?” - Guilty Fresher
Connect and Help Out!
If you like the idea of the site and find it amusing, then we’ve love for you to connect with us and help spread the word:
OFFICIAL AREYOUANASSHOLE FACEBOOK PAGE
OFFICIAL AREYOUANASSHOLE TWITTER PAGE
Other ways you can help:
- Tell Your Friends
- Suggest Our Facebook Page to Your Friends
- Blog About It
- Retweet Us
Posted: 3:03 am by tom in Uncategorized
OK, so this no updating business has gotten a little ridiculous. The good news is that I’m still very much alive and active within the design community. The bad news is that between running my more lucrative websites and keeping up with my clients I simply have no spare time for blogging here.
However, things are going great for me. I’ve amassed a HUGE number of clients since I last posted, and will be updating my portfolio soon. I also feel like I’ve grown a lot as a designer, and become a lot less naive in regards to many things online. PSDFAN.com is doing fantastically. It’s currently pulling around 125,000 unique visitors each month, and has gained over 1000 RSS Subscribers as of yesterday. Both of these things are more than I could ever have hoped for in such a small space of time.
As for PushStandards, it obviously can’t go on in this dormant state. To my potential clients it looks desolate and as if nobody is running this blog or accepting design work. To my readers (if I have many left) - well they can’t be expected to wait months between posts. So… here’s the plan:
I’m going to relaunch PushStandards in the near future, but as a portfolio only website. That means no blogging, and most likely just a simple contact form, examples of my work and some testimonials. I’m thinking about actually going for a cool 1 page layout that contains all this information.
As for the blogging part, I’ve never been a big fan of personal blogs (hence I always blogged about design, blogging or business here), but I might set up a personal blog just to give more frequent, but shorter updates about what I’m up to. If you want updates on design and the design industry in general then I recommend that you check out psdfan, as I’m also posting this kind of thing fairly frequently as well as the regular Photoshop tutorials.
So I guess just hold tight until the new design comes through. I don’t want to give a time frame on this as like I said I’m pretty busy these days. However, I am keen to get this new portfolio set up asap, so hopefully it won’t take me forever to come up with the design etc…
Thanks for dropping by,
Posted: 1:54 pm by tom in Uncategorized
Sorry for the complete lack of updates lately. I haven’t given up on PushStandards, but have been ridiculously busy working.
I’m planning on a large update soon, but for now I just wanted to let you guys know that advertising has just become available for PSDFAN. If you want to learn just how great an advertising opportunity this is you can read more here, but for the sake of this post I’ll just let you guys know that it’s cheap, but very profitable for advertisers (we’re drawing a lot of traffic these days).
If you like you can skip the sales pitch and purchase your ad directly: here.
I’ll post again soon :).
Posted: 2:24 am by tom in Uncategorized
I won’t say too much about this launch except that I’m incredibly excited about it! I’ve had people messaging me and contacting me in the hours since launch and it’s fantastic to be involved with something that has more of a mass appeal (as opposed to my previous design centered niche projects). It would seem that everyone is a fan of music and knows somebody in a band, so I’m really trying to push the viral marketing thing right now. Stats look encouraging so far, and the site looks ready to receive around 500-1000 uniques in its very first day!
I’ll post more updates soon with how things progress, but for now I recommend that you go and have a look yourself, and if you’re in a band get yourself some great free promotion!