Benjamin Curtis

Speculations on Web Development

Yet Another Project

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For some reason I always find myself compelled to take on more and more projects in my spare time. I think it’s because I really enjoying building stuff (even if the stuff is intangible), and so I’m always ready to take on a project that results in something new being created.

So, here I am again, ready to start on yet another project, while I currently have plenty of projects to keep me busy. This project will be slightly different than my usual fare – this time, I want to try my hand at building a content-oriented web site.

Actually, this project is a bit of experiment. I want to see if I can build a site that is interesting enough that it will generate enough traffic on its own to generate a positive cash flow. That is, via adsense or whatever, I want to have a site that will at least pay for its own hosting fees.

Ok, so the goal isn’t earth-shattering in any respect. But I think it will at least be fun, and it’s something I haven’t done before. And I plan to document the development of this project right here. Here’s what I did this morning toward the goal:

I have imported a new rails project into a new subversion repository. Rails is overkill for a simple content site, but who knows – maybe I’ll end up with something complicated enough to justify it. :)

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