For the past few days I’ve been sketching out a new project that I’ve been wanting to work on for quite some time. A few years ago I stumbled across Chicago Hardcore.net, and a livejournal friend of my ran Stolen Mixtape.com. Since then I’ve wanted to start up my site where others would be able to post shows, photos, media, and post on a forum that was geared towards Chicago’s hardcore music scene. When I was living in Louisville, I was also addicted to visiting Louisville Hardcore.com.
My main reasoning for wanting to run a website like the aforementioned is because the main one for Chicago was never updated. I didn’t want to have to google bands, or rely on myspace. I’m huge on RSS feeds, and with the Chicago hardcore site being so outdated, I wanted to basically run one myself, and keep it updated, and make it huge.
I’m not sure when I’ll actually “release” it but I just registered the domain name, and I’ve got a few things I want to get up and running right now. It’s been awhile since I’ve had a real project to work on aside from atourworst.org and holdfire.net. I’ll probably get a decent amount done today and tomorrow since I’m off from work. I was originally going to put it under Holdfire Network, but I decided that I did not want to use those resources, so I went ahead and purchased an account at dreamhost.com. I’ve used their services once before, and I was satisfied (although I didn’t stick with it) so I decided to take my business with them this time. I considered mediatemple.com, but if DH doesn’t cut it for me in the next few days, I’ll just get a refund, and go with MT.
Edit: I ended up going with Dreamhost. So far things are going great. I ended up just googling for a pomotional code, and got the first package for $22 for the first year. I love the internet.