So news broke on 9 February that Dayre would be shutting down by the end of the month, leaving its (rather tight-knit) community in the lurch. This decision was faced with a lot of backlash, with one camp of people leaving almost immediately to WeBlogIt, Steller and WordPress (why remain on a sinking ship right); and another camp of people fiercely fighting to save the platform.
I, for one, decided to abandon ship because I’ve kind of had enough of Dayre’s shenanigans. I used that platform almost daily for a year plus (can’t recall the exact months) before leaving due to the lack of privacy options back then. Fast forward to a year later (November 2017), I took the plunge and signed up for Dayre Plus after the cost was reduced substantially from $128/year (ridiculous) to $50/year. I love the community and friends I’ve made through Dayre, but the main reason I’m leaving is because Dayre didn’t want me (us) first. It’s like being in a one-sided relationship. So yup. Goodbye Dayre, hello WordPress!
(I’ve had my own dotcom for about 6 years now since 31 March 2012, but I previously hosted this site on Blogspot.)
Anyway, I’m writing about this today because I found a way to find all the ex-Dayreans!
Thanks to one Dayrean who gave us the link to this site.
Wow kudos to whoever made this tool! I can’t use it because all my Dayre posts are private, but it sure works for everyone else and I’m really happy everyone can keep their memories intact!!! Also, I realised that each post that’s exported from Dayre using the above website is automatically tagged dayre-exported.
And so hello fellow Dayreans, we meet again.
Edit: Do turn off email notifications as many Dayreans are in the queue to export all their posts (many are in the thousands because y’know – 365 days a year), and you do not want to be spammed. (Because I was, and the cleanup isn’t fun haha.)
Hope the image above is clear enough! Just check the box right at the bottom that says “block all email updates from blogs you’re following on WordPress.com”!