10 days after launching on ProductHunt, I launched SideProjects.net on HackerNews and was met with so much positive feedback and encouragement. It drove in a lot of traffic to the site as well as a lot of new users. SideProjects was #1 on ShowHN for about 12 hours and is currently on the front page of it :)
There are currently 260 users registered! Hoping to reach 1000 by the end of the year.