SweetChin.com was created on the 19th, April 2010. I was first introduced to the fansite community, when I stumbled upon PhenomForever.com back in 2007. I loved what was offered to fans of the site, and the whole design layout. I began to look at other sites and began to look out how other sites were structured, and things they offered too. I decided I wanted to be apart of this, fansite community. I had always been a fan of The Heartbreak Kid Shawn Michaels, since Backlash 2003. I did a little research on other main Shawn Michaels sites, and realised I had a lot to live up to.
At the end of 2009, I began to learn basic HTML at my local college. I still new that I would need more coding knowledge if I was going to try and compete. It was very simple for me to just hire someone to design it for me. But apart of me always felt that, I’d be running someone else’s site. I noticed many sites were on a Content Management System (CMS) called WordPress, this allowed for easy content updates. After reading up on how a WordPress theme was created, I was ready to design the site.
I thought about what names I call the site, the obvious name suggestions were involving Shawn’s name. And it would have probably helped in the site being found in Google, but at the same time I didn’t want to cause any copyright issues. I began to look for other ideas and names associated with Shawn that would work, and eventually I decided to go with Shawn’s finisher Sweet Chin Music. I decided to drop the Music part, as I felt Sweet Chin had a nice ring to it plus it was easier to roll off the tongue.
On the 29th, March 2010 SweetChin.com was purchased the day after Shawn retired. Apart of me was a bit worried, when opening the site. I questioned would I be able to compete with the other Shawn Michaels sites out there and also would I have anything to post regarding Shawn’s retirement. I began to post, and was surprised with the positive feedback I got. This made me more determined to make this successful, and provide a number one source for Shawn Michaels to all the fans.
The site has certainly grown since it opened, and continues to grow each day to be worthy enough of holding the title of “Your Ultimate Source For Shawn Michaels”. While starting this adventure, the site and I have made some great friends. And it’s with their support and the support of the fans that gives the site the motivation to continue. I truly can’t thank you all enough for all the support and dedication you give.