A reader asks, "Until a recent post, I thought that our comments were merely for us; I didn't realize they help advertisers see your traffic. Obviously we can purchase stuff through your advertisers. What else can we do to help the sites? "
This is Offbeat Empire's archive of reader questions posts.
As a publisher, I'm *super* excited about the Smart Layers. This kind of module is pretty common across the web, used on sites like NYTimes and HuffPo. I added the functions because it's a great way for readers (especially drive-by and first-time readers) to easily find additional posts on the sites… and it's crazy awesome to see how much it's getting used…
The "related posts" underneath each blog post are served up by a service called Outbrain. The thumbnails include four Offbeat Empire posts and one related-ish post from another blog. The bulleted list of text links beneath are all to other blogs that use the Outbrain service. Each link includes a parenthetical notation of its source blog, so it's easy to see which are native Offbeat Empire links and which are to other sites.
Ariel weighs in with answers about why she doesn't sell t-shirts any more, and why the Offbeat Bride Tribe is the biggest mistake she ever made.
Ariel answers reader questions about additional Offbeat websites, coffee table books, freelancing, and how to become a successful blogger.
Ariel answers questions about Offbeat Home, Google ads, and her top five ways to stay organized while taking over the planet.
Ariel answers reader questions like "how do you deal with stress?," "Will you ever make an Offbeat Bride magazine?" and "What's your favorite part of being a wife?"
Ariel answers questions about which blogs she wishes existed, how it feels meet readers, and her schemes for Offbeat Home.