Wednesday, January 30, 2013


A Secret World Manifesto

Hello, all!

After having this page up for a few days, I've had some time to do some reflecting and thinking about what exactly I want this page to be.  However, since you all are my loyal readers, feel free to tell me you want more of one thing or less of another, and I will take your suggestions into consideration :)

The Secret World of Alex Algebra does not exist to post every freebie and deal on the web.  It does not exist to post every cute Etsy full of kawaii that exists, or to talk about every sweepstakes going on.  I'm one guy, specifically one guy with a part time job, a non-profit organization, and a chronic illness that causes a lot of fatigue and brain/body non-cooperation situations, so I can't be the be-all, end-all  of any of those things.  There are plenty of folks out there already doing just that.

What I can promise you, however, is an open invitation to my Secret World - all the things I love, compiled into one place, for you all to enjoy or take advantage of.  These are the things I wish I could talk to my friends about, but feel like a nerd, and the things that I do when I'm home alone vegging out; I indulge in my freebie habit, watch stuff on Netflix, and look at pictures of Japanese-inspired jewelry I wish I owned (and occasionally buy some ;) ).  I do art projects when I have the energy, I travel when I can afford it, and do my best to do all of these things with the planet and my fellow inhabitants in mind by taking the path with the smallest footprint within my means.

I can also promise you that the things I post will be personal and worth your time to read.  I don't want to post things just because I'm going to make 7 cents off of it, without any story or reasoning or commentary to justify its place in my blog.  I don't want to pitch products to you that I wouldn't purchase or use myself, and I don't want to be a whore for companies that I don't like.  I will talk about products, and sometimes I might make that 7 cents off of you clicking a link and signing up for something, but it's because I truly believe in the product.  I also will only post deals and freebies that I have already done or will be doing myself, to stay true to this promise.

I want readers, of course, but I only want happy ones that are excited to see what I have to post next!

What are you most excited to see from The Secret World?  What has been your favorite post or posts so far?


  1. Hello, I found your blog through your swap-bot profile. I liked reading your post on what you found at the thrift store and how you found the cute little belt and plate. :) It would be interesting to see what you would buy and what thrift stores you buy from, especially from a male perspective. Adding you to my reading list! :)

    1. Thanks! I am actually planning on doing more posts like that and less freebies/deals...too much for my poor, sick little brain to keep up with :p

      I'm going to LA this week and hope to get a bunch of pics and things to write about while I'm there! A kawaii/harajuku guide to LA might be in the works...