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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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!