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Meet Offbeat Bride's new Assistant Editor: Chris Wolfgang!

Have you noticed a new name on Offbeat Bride over this past month? Perhaps you thought to yourself, "Oh, that's interesting… who's this person producing the wedding porn posts I so enjoy basking in each morning"? Well, those posts have been written by none-other-than Offbeat Bride's newest Assistant Editor, Chris Wolfgang! Chris joins a staff full of people with names like Catherine, Caroline, and Kirsten, so to avoid my head collapsing, I just call her by her bad-ass last name: WOLFGANG.

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The HOW TO post Catherine should totally write

I use a WordPress plugin called Edit Flow to help manage the Empire's editorial processes, and one of the many awesome things it does is emails me a notification when an editor creates a draft here on offbeatempire.com.

A few minutes ago, I got this email:
[Offbeat Empire] New Post Created: "How to"

How to WHAT, you might ask? HOW TO EVERYTHING.

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People-managing: not just about getting people to do stuff for you

Last week a colleague noted "When you start working with other people, you spend a lot more time thinking about their paychecks than your own."

AMEN TO THIS. Things were tight over at the Empire this month, and at a certain point I made the decision to pay my staff instead of myself this pay period. Oddly, it was WAY easier to do that than to even consider delaying everyone else's checks.

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Harness the brainpower of the Empire for your own biz

The Offbeat Empire is staffed by a shifting team of a half-dozen or so independent contractors. I don't have "employees" really — I have contracted staff members who work part-time on Empire projects.

And you know what that part-time thing means? It means when they're not working for me, they could be WORKING FOR YOU. Need a corporate photographer? Need a programmer? Need a web developer? These folks all do great part time work for the Empire, and heck: they could do great part time work for you, too.