At 9pm last night, I was doing ill-advised Tokyo-karaoke with an astrology columnist and an event planner, and Megan sent me an email: "Is your shoe post for tomorrow morning done?!" My response was, "Fuuuuuuuu ck. Drink at karaoke. It will be done!" Then I finished up my rendition of Pearl Jam's Black, giggled through a completely failed attempt at "Just Give Me A Reason," and stumbled home to write this post, which is not about shoes at all. Welcome to the Offbeat Empire. Let's talk about our favorite comments this week!
I've talked a LOT about my conflicted feelings about Facebook, but things have changed over the course of this year as I've been shifting my thinking about recency vs relevancy. Also, the recent performance of Offbeat Families' Facebook page has pretty much blown my mind. Moral of the story: my contentious publisher relationship with Facebook is shifting, and I conducted this survey to help me confirm some hunches.
Fridays can be rough for me, with a triple punch of editing all next week's posts for Offbeat Bride, hosting our weekly editorial staff video conference meeting thinger, and then also trying to scrape together editors' favorite comments from across the blogs. Last week, it didn't happen. This week, it's going to be quick. Come with me!
I'm launching another quicky survey!
This one's a bit longer, about the tangled web that is Offbeat Home & Life. Since it's longer, I'm just going to link it here, rather than trying to embed it.
As always, if you have longer-form feedback, you can leave 'em here on ye olde Empire blorge.
Each week, my editors write, produce, and edit the posts for the following week. Thursday evening, our Copyeditor Caroline comes in with her linguistic riding crop and works her magic, and then Friday morning I come in with my Scary Big Red Editorial Pen Of Doom and give the final revisions and publication sign-offs. Last week, we had a little editorial disagreement…
As I mentioned last week, while I'm not doing a huge reader survey like I typically do this time of year, I do have some questions I want to be asking y'all. Today's questions are all about Offbeat Bride's Facebook page. Please only take the poll if you follow Offbeat Bride on Facebook.
Just a quick heads-up that I'm doing a beta-testing a new related post recommendation tool on all the Empire blogs today. It's another AddThis tool, and I'm just going to see how it feels. I LOVE that readers can get more posts recommended, but it might be too much going on. I'm not really looking for feedback yet (at this point, I'm mostly just watching how it performs, rather than collecting opinions) but did want to let y'all know that it's in beta, and at this point is just a test.