Here’s to New Beginnings!

After the longest almost-two months without this site up, I’m so pleased to have the KacheeTee blog back in business.

Why did we have to take a break? Well, we just felt it was important for the next step of growth. This was primarily motivated by a move from Squarespace to WordPress.

What did we try to achieve? Essentially, a more user-friendly website and streamlined content.

At a glance, you may see that our content has been broadly divided into Motherhood, Careers, Living, Relationships, Travel, and Style. We’ve also added sub-categories under each of these.

The idea behind these categories is that even if you were awakened from a deep slumber, you’d be able to share what KacheeTee encompasses: a lifestyle hub for the modern everyday woman. Our goal is to provide helpful content, encourage honest conversations, and foster a thriving community.

Black woman wearing a T-shirt that says Kacheetee.com

So is it a site for just women then?

It’s not. But we’ve finally come to terms that women are our primary audience and that’s fine. However, men and everyone else who love women are obviously welcome to our world.

We’ve also made it easier to access our content. Easier navigation on here means that you’ll hopefully be able to find even older but evergreen content. So whether it’s our previous and very popular We Interview Series with trailblazing women, the Nigerian Interethnic Love Stories, our more recent Day in the Work Life features or Mumfessions, it’s easier to access.

Frankly, we’ve worked so hard these past few weeks — simply saying we moved over from SS to WP sounds like a piece of cake. It was indeed super taxing! And that brings me to the next point.

Is it all perfect now?

No it’s not. But if I waited for it to be, I’d be waiting a while! And perhaps we would keep extending the goal post. So, we decided to just go live and keep making the changes as we go.

You may therefore run into some broken URLs, pages with misplaced content or without featured images, or posts with zero comments (when you’re sure it had a ton of comments!). We’re working on all that in due course and in the next couple of weeks. 

Can you believe we had about 385 blog posts? We will have to sift through it all with a fine-toothed comb.

In more exciting news, though, what should you expect now that we’re back?

As usual, we’ve got so much good stuff lined up across all categories. We’re also making a few changes to the way we blog. For one, we’ll introduce shorter feel-good posts and discussions. Some people have said we tend to give the whole tree when people just want a leaf daily! And to be honest, it’s not every time you need to read a lengthy essay.

Also, our post titles will be shorter and straight to the point. Yes, clickable titles are great, but they’re really not our first choice.

Someone once said “kacheetee.com is perfect. I only wish there’d be more fashion.” Well, I’ve been appreciating more style and fashion, so you can expect more of that. There will be career posts, motherhood articles and interviews, and all our other typical columns. We’re also hoping we can share more of day to day products we like. Finally, of course, posts from our contributors and readers will still feature.

What do you have to do?

Stick around! By popular demand, we’ve ditched the Disqus commenting system, so now it’s almost effortless to leave a comment and join conversations. You have no excuse now. It also means a lot when you share your favourite posts across social; it helps us reach more people and expand our readership. Plus, if the opportunity arises, recommend and let us know of brand collaborations/partnerships.

Other things you can do? Join the kacheetee community/ HQ page on Instagram! You should also definitely subscribe to our email newsletter. If you’re not sure it would be a good fit for you, check out all the reasons why you should subscribe here.

And one last thing? Send us feedback, comments, and any useful ideas or post suggestions.

There’s quite a bit more in store, but this seems sufficient for a welcome back post!

I’ll be honest with you. Shutting down the site for good came up a couple of times, simply because of the huge effort and time we put into it that didn’t seem commensurate with returns.

But I got so many heartwarming messages while the site was down, that it just didn’t feel right to shut down. Plus, I still enjoy all of it! It’s truly great to be back and I’m looking forward to having a wonderful time together!

Please feel free to browse through the updated FAQ, About + First Timer Pages!

Now tell me, what are you looking forward to from KT 2.0? What did you miss the most and what would you love us to explore more? Our ears are open!


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59 Comments

  1. Sade Agbaje

    July 12, 2019 at 14:03

    First time commenting. So glad it’s easier to comment now. Welcome back!!!

    Reply
    • Kachi Tila-Adesina

      July 12, 2019 at 14:59

      Thank you Sade! So glad this is easier. Looking forward to seeing more of you.

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    • Desire Uba

      July 13, 2019 at 01:26

      I’ve been waiting so long for this moment!!!
      Welcome back Kachee!!!!
      Still, no pressure. We are here for your amazing content when and however you’re ready!

      Reply
  2. chioma

    July 12, 2019 at 14:06

    Welcome back!!!great to see the blog is up and running..like the new layout as well…

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    • Kachi Tila-Adesina

      July 12, 2019 at 15:05

      Thank you Chioma!

      Reply
  3. Aisha

    July 12, 2019 at 14:08

    Yaaaayyyyyy I haven’t even read the post but yaaayyy!! Was still on Squarespace last night checking out some weekend notes. Glad you’re back! Proper comment later!

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    • Kachi Tila-Adesina

      July 12, 2019 at 15:05

      Yay!! So good to be back.

      Reply
  4. Femi Luwa

    July 12, 2019 at 14:13

    I love love the look and feel of the new site. Well done and welcome back!!!🥳

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  5. Toyosi Bakare

    July 12, 2019 at 14:16

    Wohooooo… welcome back

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  6. Darrell

    July 12, 2019 at 14:22

    Wow! So glad you’re back. This new theme, the categories, the about pages, everything is just awesome!!
    Welcome back!

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  7. Afoma Umesi

    July 12, 2019 at 14:23

    Happy to be back to creating great content again — let’s go KT 2.0!

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  8. Tutu

    July 12, 2019 at 14:24

    Glad it’s easier to comment now!

    Well done!

    Reply
  9. Paula Benedict

    July 12, 2019 at 14:25

    Welcome back gurl…. I like the new interphase and categories…
    Looking forward to reading your posts.

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  10. Uchechi

    July 12, 2019 at 14:30

    Yaay, I clicked so fast. I have definitely missed this blog.

    Reply
  11. Olaitan Bobade

    July 12, 2019 at 14:32

    Welcome back, Kachee. Love, love, absolutely love the new look. Cheers to KT 2.0 🎉 Looking forward to all the new content.

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    • Kachi Tila-Adesina

      July 12, 2019 at 15:07

      Laitan! Thank you. So great to see you again.

      Reply
  12. Anjola

    July 12, 2019 at 14:40

    Yaaaaaay!!! Welcome back

    Reply
  13. Bisola

    July 12, 2019 at 14:48

    Welcome back!! So so glad it’s much easier to comment now ☺️

    Reply
    • Kachi Tila-Adesina

      July 12, 2019 at 15:06

      That was a primary consideration. Happy we could make it work!

      Reply
  14. Mercy

    July 12, 2019 at 15:17

    YAY!! Everything looks fabulous! Well done Kachi! Greater things ahead. x

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  15. Berry Dakara

    July 12, 2019 at 15:21

    Woosh! Welcome back!

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  16. Dara

    July 12, 2019 at 15:26

    Welcome back! The new look is amazing!!!

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  17. Shalom

    July 12, 2019 at 15:33

    Welcome Back Kachi! You are doing amazing and as I read through your post it occurred to me that you have successfully built a community of amazing humans who are constantly rooting for you. I know the feeling of not getting commensurate returns based on the effort being put but I can tell you for sure that one day it will all pay off! Keep doing what you are doing!❤️❤️❤️
    P.S: I am glad you ditched Disqus…lol

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  18. Debs

    July 12, 2019 at 15:34

    Awww, finally. A wordpress site for one of my fav blogs. Welldone on the move, I’m certain it was a huge task.

    So glad to also be part of the community and looking forward to all the content you are about to unleash!

    Reply
  19. Ife.O

    July 12, 2019 at 15:35

    I’m most excited Disqus is gone and it is not significantly easier to leave a comment. Yay. Lol. Welcome back 🙂

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    • Ife.O

      July 12, 2019 at 15:36

      oops. I meant that it is NOW significantly easier to leave a comment 🙂 haha.

      Reply
    • Chidinma

      July 12, 2019 at 16:18

      Exactly. I’m happy disqus is gone. Now I can finally comment.

      Reply
  20. Lolami

    July 12, 2019 at 16:16

    Welcome back!! I’ve missed reading all the wonderful content.

    xx
    Lolami

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  21. Chidinma

    July 12, 2019 at 16:17

    Welcome back Kachee. Looking forward to new posts.

    http://www.sincerelychi.wordpress.com

    Reply
  22. Tola

    July 12, 2019 at 16:34

    Wow definitely a much more user friendly site I love the new look and layout. Can’t wait to see what you do with this brand

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  23. Cynthia Mbajunwa

    July 12, 2019 at 16:54

    I missed Kacheetee so much. Seeing the mail made me giddy in the office. Glad to have you back.

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  24. Oben Nyne

    July 12, 2019 at 16:54

    All through last week i kept checking to see if the site is back up and I’m super excited it is now. Loving the new changes especially the disqus change, will be easier to comment now… Welcome!

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  25. Juliet

    July 12, 2019 at 17:02

    Welcome back Kachi,I missed this space.

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  26. Abby

    July 12, 2019 at 17:18

    Welcome back Mama! 💕💕💕

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  27. Etinosa

    July 12, 2019 at 18:00

    Welcome back. The new layout looks great.

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  28. M.A

    July 12, 2019 at 18:07

    Finally… I have been the king up on the blog since forever. The new comment method is the goal. First time commenting 😊

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    • M.A

      July 12, 2019 at 18:11

      Finally… I have been checking up on the blog since forever. The new comment method is the goal. First time commenting 😊

      Reply
  29. Chyamaka

    July 12, 2019 at 20:49

    Yeeeeeah! ‘1st of July’ finally came(though late). Welldone Kachi and team, you all deserve some sharwama and fresh juice *winks*

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  30. MakMak

    July 12, 2019 at 22:08

    Well done KT! Site looks fab and love the layout… Love the HUSTLE more! Keep up the hard work! xxx

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  31. Kitchen butterfly

    July 12, 2019 at 23:01

    Well done and welcome back.

    Reply
  32. Asiat

    July 13, 2019 at 07:32

    Yayy. Welcome back! I missed all your contents.

    Reply
  33. Sisikunmi

    July 13, 2019 at 08:36

    I visited the site just yesterday and saw that I couldn’t access it but now that’s over. It’s so good to have you back! Being able to identify and state the purpose of the site is such a great thing. And being able to comment more easily is awesome.
    Cheers to more amazing content (and revisiting old ones). 🥂🥂

    Reply
  34. Oyindamola Ajibike

    July 13, 2019 at 09:53

    I am super glad the site is back up and running. Missed the career interview series. The site looks great! Well done. Can’t wait for new posts to roll in.

    Reply
  35. Y'dipe

    July 13, 2019 at 10:59

    I missed you guys so super much. I especially missed the features, where real people shared their real stories.

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  36. CeeJay

    July 13, 2019 at 11:28

    I missed you so much. I was genuinely worried when I couldn’t access your website for the longest time, hence my email. Glad to have you back Kachi; and looking forward to more content. I like the look of the new website too. Great job you did!

    Reply
  37. Osar'

    July 13, 2019 at 18:15

    🎵welcome back, welcome back, welcome ba-ack…🎵
    Remember that song?☺☺❤

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    • Kachi Tila-Adesina

      July 14, 2019 at 22:25

      Hahahaa. I sure do. Thanks girl!

      Reply
  38. Kenny

    July 13, 2019 at 19:29

    Hey Kachi, welcome back once again.
    Well, I’m generally looking forward to more great contents. And I love how diversified your contents are. They mostly leave me with the “can-do” spirit. And I’d like you to explore more on the “a day in the life of” series. Again, it propels me to act. And well done on the changes you made. The page looks crisp. Xx.

    Reply
  39. Tega Enai Etatuvie

    July 14, 2019 at 04:32

    Welcome Back! Looking forward to the amazing contents.

    Reply
    • Kachi Tila-Adesina

      July 14, 2019 at 22:24

      Thank you Tega! Good to see you again.

      Reply
  40. Aisha

    July 14, 2019 at 14:18

    I’m back. Yeah, leaving a comment is easier but I miss Disqus. Lool weird I know. How do we know when there’s a reply to our comments tho? 🤔🤔🤔
    Love the layout and can’t wait for new posts! Welcome back and well done! ❤️❤️

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    • Kachi Tila-Adesina

      July 14, 2019 at 22:24

      I know what you mean. I like Disqus too. It was pretty but it was also great to see people’s faces and profile. If you click the button at the bottom that says “respond to follow up comments via email” you should get notified when there’s a response to your comment and you can respond via email as well.

      Reply
  41. Oluwatosin

    July 15, 2019 at 11:07

    Im sure glad i can comment now. I couldn’t open the page on my phone though so i had to wait till i got to work. Would that be me or the new site?

    Lawyer, 29, wife, mum….I miss the personal intro beneath your profile

    Thumbs up

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    • Kachi Tila-Adesina

      July 15, 2019 at 19:32

      Oh, it was probably your phone. Please let me know if you’re now able to access it on mobile. And yeah, I should probably put that little bit of the bio back. Although it’s now 30 (oops!)

      Reply
  42. Enioladunni

    July 16, 2019 at 13:00

    I am so glad you’re back, Kachee! I missed the interviews the most. I can’t wait to gobble up all the amazing content you’ll put up here. Welcome back!

    Reply
  43. Moyo

    July 16, 2019 at 13:44

    I can finally comment. This is quite cool!! Well done!!

    Reply
  44. Phiona

    July 17, 2019 at 10:00

    Hello Kachee, i have been a silent reader 😉 but really like your content. this upgrade is fantastic. cheers

    Reply
  45. An Afrikan Butterfly

    July 20, 2019 at 12:05

    Welcome back, Kachi! Glad you’ve ditched Disqus because I could never remember my login deets 😂 Look forward to KT 2.0!

    Reply

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