Offbeat Mama numbers #Business development#blogging#offbeat families#statistics September 29 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel I spent yesterday chained to my laptop launching Offbeat Mama, taking breaks only to eat (thanks, Dre!), pee, go to prenatal yoga, and get acupuncture from neighborfriend Charlie (O MAH LIFE IS SO HARDZ!!!). Here's Offbeat Mama's first day in numbers: Number of readers: 3,902 Number of pageviews: 22,878 Number of times the server threatened to crash due to unoptimized wordpress plugins: 10+ Number of new advertisers: 1 Number of article submissions: 5 Number of comments: 85 Number of hours from launch before a reader to spontaneously ranted about the vaccination debate in the comments of a post that wasn't even remotely about vaccinations: 6. Number of minutes it took for me to shut the commenter down with a polite "no one said anything about vaccines and we're not here to argue": 10 Number of times I was accused of using "antiquated, ableist language" when I described my pregnancy breasts as "retardedly enormous": 1 (Number of edits I made changing it to "ridonkulously enormous" because well, you know, they're right: 1) Overall, an incredibly successful launch day. It's clear that server optimization and comment moderation are going to be our two big challenges — but I've got schemes to keep both under control. BIG UPS to the long-suffering, hard-working unofficial CTO of Offbeat Empires, jmdodd, for spending the day locked in caching craziness trying to keep my server from melting its face off. Seriously, how she manages to manage the back-end of my websites AND take care of four children AND still make it to ballet lessons!? I will never understand, but be eternally grateful. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Ariel Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Editorial growing pains NEXT Advice for indie biz women, and offbeat bride + the mainstream media = ??? Toggle comments [ 0 ] Leave a Reply Cancel reply No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.