This article is going to include details of how I convinced Dawson to let me and others start writing and get more involved in the Ok Listen Here platform. This story starts back when Dawson was a senior in college and he had just gotten this platform up and running. He had asked me to write an article about the experience I had growing up going to OU games. So I took about 20 minutes of my time while he was on the phone with his mom to write up an article. He posted it and the next day it had quite a few views. From then on he would ask me to write articles and I would occasionally do so but was soon running out of topics to write about.
Over the next several months I realized that I didn’t want to just talk about sports all the time like he did. I wanted to share my life experiences, and possibly even help educate people on some topics such as dogs or social workers. I went to him with the idea of rebranding or expanding the Ok Listen Here platform. I asked him if we could create a page for me to share my own experiences and he was VERY skeptical at first but I soon talked him into it.
That was when we got Sydney Chronicles up and running and we’ve had some pretty good success with this page. In fact, the last article I put out got over 70 views which was pretty surprising! Slowly Dawson has expanded the website more to include other people such as GSMO, T. Reps, The Little Aussie Podcast, and the 62 Journal. I can’t take all the credit for this but I definitely talked him into doing it (insert laughing emoji because yes)! But in all seriousness, Dawson took a big step when he decided to rebrand Ok Listen Here.
Since he has rebranded he has decided to expand not only what others can write about but ALSO what he writes about. He now writes about his personal experiences in going to concerts, football games, and anything else he wants to document.
I remember at the beginning of Ok Listen Here he did face some adversity from friends and family members but looking back I am so glad that he decided to continue working on this website. One day we will have children of our own and they will be able to read about when we went to a Morgan Wallen concert for my 20th birthday, the start of their dad’s career as a manager and the adversity he’s faced, they will be able to read about when their mom’s favorite football player went to play for Carolina and she had to become a fan. Though some people might think these articles are ridiculous I am SO grateful for them. One day we won’t be on this earth anymore but our children and grandchildren can read about my dragonfly family, read about the first dog we got, and read about how much Dawson and I have struggled as a young couple getting married.
Overall, I am so incredibly proud of my fiancé for taking the step and starting his own blog. He officially owns the website and got it LLC’ed (I am positive that’s not the right way to say that but oh well). He took a huge step and regardless of if we make money off of it or if we just use this website to commemorate our biggest memories, I will always be grateful for Ok Listen Here.