Hey, hey, hey!
I mean, I’m guessing that you’re new here, but maybe you’re not. This is, after all, a new page – so maybe you’re an old follower that wants to relive your youth. I don’t know your story, man, live your life.
If you’re here, I’d bet (not my actual money, but like your life or something) that you have one or two questions. Maybe even three; you’ve made it this far, so I must assume you are both sentient and moderately intelligent. I say moderately not as a reflection of you, but as a reflection of everyone else I’ve met in my life.
You may wondering “where am I?”. You may be wondering what exactly this blog is and what it’s about.
You may not be wondering how you got here – but I am. Seriously, tell me. Google analytics is confusing.
If you are wondering what this blog is about, then it’s brilliant that you landed here. Because this rather helpful page is set up to answer that exact question. (And for me to refer back to when I inevitably lose sight of my original purpose and start to descend into unorganised chaos. No, generic “favourite images off Pinterest” curation posts, I repel you.)
Well, you have officially made it to Okaaythen. A blog run by me. (hyperlink)
As of October 2016, you are visiting the self-hosted version of Okaaythen. which includes a whole range of fancy things like gifs on the home-page, an integrated affiliate shop and cool page designs. This has opened many doors to me – and is great as it allows me to explore loads of cool things and play around with better design. Which you can see in posts like this and pages like this.
And now is the time for me to finally tell you what this hell-hole is
Briefly. In not much helpful detail because I believe in independent free thought and I think you should find out for yourself.
- Blogging Tips
- Dragons. Wait, what do you mean there are no dragons?
The Origin Story Of The Okaaythen You Know Today. Hint: There Are No Dragons.
Once upon a time, in a land far far away . . . there was a blog called Okaaythen.
This blog was set in London, although the blogger behind the blog decided to neglect this little fact and so the blog had no awesome LDN-themed cool shit. This blog was a tiny little home and somewhat crude and somewhat messy. It started off as an online diary, where this mystical unicorn-blogger creature met loads of cool people that (sadly) no longer blog, such as her first Blogging Bestie Alex.
Eventually, however, the blogger stopped blogging. She lost her motivation the way that Cinderella lost her slipper; except there are no Princes in the world of WordPress because . . . well, that would be pretty weird. And so, the laboured metaphor of her glass slipper was never found and returned to her. The now dried up and uncreative blogger shrank back to her natural habitat and slowly watched the world shrivel up and die around her.
And then, one fateful night, an off-handedly written post – Over 100 Gift Ideas For Teens – blew up. It started bringing in hundreds of thousands of viewers and her tiny little online diary got to over half a million views! It was this year, this magical end of 2014 that the blogger returned. She was older, she was . . . well, if we’re honest, she wasn’t any taller, but she was a better blogger. Okaaythen was no longer an online journal where she wrote Tag posts and . . . well, I can’t quite remember what sort of stupidness the blogger used to write, but it existed no longer! Okaaythen was now, for all intents and purposes . . . a blog.