09 July 2014

I Love Morgantown WV


So one of my best friends Eric Jordan has become addicted to buying domain names. A weird addiction but there's way worse things he could be doing with his time. He hit me up one day like he always does when a concept strikes him:

"Hyphen, I got an idea."

He went on to explain the concept of ILoveMorgantownWV.com. In his many web travels, he became a fan of WVU's website, mostly because of the great stories around the university that it told. As a longtime Morgantown resident, he's seen and heard plenty of stories that didn't have a voice because they weren't university related. He wanted ILMWV.com to cover everything that WVU didn't.

I was initially supposed to design the site, but with Aaliyah's birth drawing near, E enlisted DJ Arthurking to come up with something. And I have to say, it's probably the best site design that I've seen that I didn't have a hand in.

But the real star is the stories. E has been all around Morgantown, meeting new people, filming different things, just...really getting down to the essence of Morgantown. My job is to maintain the day-to-day of the site (updates, small fixes) and to edit E's posts. But he has some really concrete, amazing material on the site already, and it's only launched in May.

I already feel like this is the best site I've ever been a part of. So, even if you've never been to Morgantown or don't plan on ever visiting, take the time to check out some of its stories. You won't be sorry.

http://www.ilovemorgantownwv.com

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