Welcome To SUM1.co!
SUM1.co is my (Ayman’s) personal website, portfolio for my works, and discussion/blog site. It is what used to be called “SpikeballUnion.com”.
As a few may be familiar, SpikeballUnion.com was my previous website from June 28th 2010 all the way to April 15th 2013. I first made it in 2010 when my friend from school inspired me to make my own website with my own domain, as he had one which I liked and found really cool (and no longer exists as of now). I liked what I had made, and then decided in February 2011 to add the domain “sum1.co” as a shorter, easier domain to access the site with. It redirected to spikeballunion.com. SpikeballUnion.com had a very fun and satisfying run towards the last few months of its life, gaining quite a few regular users (at least 25). In January 2013, my friend (the same one) persuaded me to move to his hosting service with my site, and that is when it started becoming successful and I started paying more attention to it and developing it, making more pages, updating the theme a lot, customising CSS, etc. It had a forum, chatroom, blog posts, and more. It was a site dedicated to randomness and discussion, hence the slogan, “Random chat ‘n’ chill discuss”. But on April 15th a disaster occurred with his company causing all websites with his service to be wiped, including mine. I was quite devastated and annoyed because backups I’d tried to make hadn’t worked and it took me a very long time (1 year and 4 months) to gather the motivation to start rebuilding the site. It’d had a self-made error page for the entirety of that “limbo” time, until August 2014, when I decided to relaunch the site as SUM1.co, and retire the SpikeballUnion.com name.