I’m back here…hopefully for good!

So…

I’m back because my stint at microblogging (see post below) has some sort of fizzled out…with a huge dose of disappointment?

πŸ˜…

I’ve been pouring my life out in this platform called Dayre that has become the centre of my social universe the past year and a half, but now…

Dayre is dead

Or at least that’s what the founders have said…so, as an attempt to get my social media life back together, I’m back to where it feels the safest.

Currently, I’m nestled up in bed, surrounded by my two new blanket buys and my new bedsheets.

In case you’re wondering, which I know some of you will be, I WASHED THEM.

How did they dry so fast?

Cos I used the Air Wash function on my high tech washing machine haha. But the blankets smelt a little stale so I dropped a few drops of ylang-ylang and lavender on a small hankie and threw them in the machine too. πŸ˜…

I’m obsessed with essential oils la! And I want to share a post but I’m not an expert yet, so that will have to wait.

I’m going to just put this out there and say that I’m not terribly sad about what happened to Dayre

Yes, I’ll miss the people and the stories, but no, I won’t miss the platform. Why?

Because tbh it has been a shit platform from the very get go. I always thought the limitation on text??? And forcing you to have captions after every picture was retarded.

More or less, I feel like we love Dayre because we got used to Dayre. We could have built the same community on any other platform. We make Dayre special. Dayre doesn’t make us special.

I also didn’t really like the editor’s pick function because it was basically dayre’s plan to “groom” their own influencers so they could add them to their network.

It also promoted this sense of superiority for some, who were picked. And made others who didn’t get picked, wonder if they weren’t interesting enough.

Aiya, I just thought it complicated things.

I know this is an extremely unpopular opinion, but there. I’ve said it.

For now, I’m really looking forward to seeing how we can use wordpress to regroup the community, which is one of the biggest things Dayre has given me.

But tbh, we are a community that Dayre doesn’t deserve.

#dayre

154 thoughts on “I’m back here…hopefully for good!

      1. I loved the community, the people and the entire feeling of being on the platform, but no I didn’t love Dayre as an application. πŸ˜… If you step back and see, the app wasn’t updated, maintained and it just wasn’t doing it’s best la! But the people tho, I undisputedly liked! Maybe we can form our own community here too!

      2. I agree with you, but I’m still trying to learn how to use WordPress. Wasn’t impressed with the other app, but this I think once I know how to use it, I will definitely like it! Yeah, let’s try to see if we can form a community here. πŸ™‚

      3. I was wondering if you will consider doing a detailed post about how to use WordPress? I’m trying but I’m still so lost. Can’t seem to find the edit button that you mentioned on dayre. And the news feed function, I don’t see a news feed for me? You don’t have to if you don’t want to okay!

  1. hello!!!! am trying to get the hang of it on using wordpress but dayreans are mostly moving between wordpress and weblogit i cant catch up 😩😩

    1. Hahaha, hello back to you! Just do what feels most comfortable for you β™₯️ And in the end you can always try both before finally settling on one!

  2. What you wrote about Dayre being a shit platform really made me think. It’s thanks to you that I’m not feeling all that sad about Dayre shutting down anymore hahaha πŸ˜‚

    1. I think it’s a super unpopular opinion, but it’s true. We made the community what it is and they just decide that we’re not worth it to continue funding for. At least have the common decency to put it up for sale or something la! Rather than just..oh sorry bye πŸ˜‘

      1. I agree! It is true. If I can already think of so many ways for them to try and save the app and the community, I’m sure they can too! But perhaps they are just not willing to put in the effort so aiya, we shouldn’t feel sad about it either. I hope more Dayreans make the move to WordPress 🀞🏻

  3. Hello! Didn’t know you had a wordpress site as well! I guess I’m going to have to be more hardworking and blog properly on my blog now. Heh.

    1. That’s so awesome la! It’s actually not very different from Dayre so you can still keep your usual blogging style! But I’m defo looking forward to more posts from you!!

      1. Yeah I’ve been using wordpress for quite some time, then self-hosted but still wordpress la. Btw I think you’re following my old acc! The latest one should be a post on things N says/does! I posted it this week I think. Do you see it?

    1. β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️ we get used to things that aren’t the best…and we forget what normalcy feels like haha! Welcome to WordPress!

  4. Hello Chow!!! Have always been reading your Dayre posts and really love reading them as well 😊 thank youuuu for bringing us back to WordPress hehe and yay to reading more of your posts ☺️

  5. I no longer like Dayre after reading your entry! But perhaps it’s because they don’t bother updating it cause they know it’s losing money! Rofl. Oh wells. when things are free, it’s not easy to cope.
    Let’s create another community here! And you know what, I don’t like the EP thingy too! Hahahaha.

  6. hello! Stalked you all the way to WordPress for you. and I do agree with your opinion about Dayre. The community is what I miss but the app is lacking much.

  7. Hi! I don’t comment on your dayre but it’s entertaining reading your posts. πŸ™‚ good thing i have an old wordpress account AND an app in my phone (i can’t remember why I installed it, but pretty sure it was just recent… coincidence?!)

  8. I hope everyone on dayre can just focus on one platform ie wordpress. Now dayre peeps are going all over to other apps that is so ma fan to dl so many apps (waste hp space too) and i can say not really impress with the other apps. Glad you intro this. Look good.

  9. Hello Chow! Long-time lurker on Dayre. One of the hardest things about committing to the platform was the annoying text limit, haha. Hope to see you around here more often! πŸ™‚

      1. Haha yay. But I realised I was linked to my old blog with a similar URL hahaha!!! I have updated my profile now. Anyway see you around :))

  10. hello!! a certain silent reader from dayre says hii (and that she really loved your posts so keep ur updates rollllinnggg!!) πŸ˜‡

  11. Hello!! Crypxie on IG here (lakesider)… Revived my acct on WP to follow you!! I dont even remember my passwords to my protected entries HAHA anw wil continue to support u n obc n ur fleas!!

  12. Agreed on dayre being a shit platform! I have always thought since the community were amazing they would build it to be something better one day, unfortunately it went south, but glad to see you continuing writing!

    1. Hey! Mine are all from iherb and I use NOW! but then the tea tree oil wasn’t as good as another brand I used (I forgot but I’ll check and tell you!)

      Some say now is cheap and truly 100% but maybe the ingredients they use aren’t as good as other brands hence different smell πŸ˜…

  13. Now that you’ve said it, I didn’t really think of EP in that way haha, but I always wondered what their criteria for picking EP was, not that it mattered anymore, and I would always hope (for real even though it probably would never happen) that I’ll never get picked because I didn’t want my posts to be read by so many pairs of eyes!

    1. I get what you mean! Haha I was sekretly happy but then I realised that it’s also a bad thing in terms of privacy but oh well, one can’t have too much of a good thing without the bad!

  14. HAAAAIIIII I am also here already!!!!!created wordpress to read your posts but I don’t know how to use it yet alamak πŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ€¦πŸ»β€β™€οΈπŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚

  15. Hello! I am your silent reader from Dayre. Love the way you put your thought into words and of course your taobao loots! (The yellow mule is so so gorgeous. It got me suck into the whole taobao game). Hope to see more of you and your thoughts here! πŸ˜€

    1. Hey!! I can’t wait to share my CNY haul again! Haha I am excessive and got my dad to bring back shit for me πŸ˜… I’m dead. But thank you for coming over and commenting!

    1. URGGHHHH YOU CAME β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️ I was just wondering when you’d come and how I was gonna spam your post if you didn’t come πŸ˜… WE ARE REUNITED PAWSTER!!!!

      1. Hehehe yay! I’m looking forward to your posts la!! β™₯️β™₯️ Just happy you’re here. Feel like I haven’t lost much!

  16. Hi Chow, love your attitude on life and your SPUNK. Following you on from Dayre! I’m @babyhair on Dayre but haven’t been active in aeons. Keep posting! Love reading your thoughts. (:

  17. Hello braintango!!! Its sad dayre is shutting down but indeed the community was what made it special. Have created WP and Steller accounts just to continue following everyone lol.

  18. Hello! Love your Dayre posts and so glad you’re here<3 But yeah i kind of agree with the EP. The EPs are usually the same type of people over and over again. They're good but Dayre should at least have some varieties . Kind of sad the community is so disperse now.

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