100,000+ comments on Offbeat Bride #Publishing#commenting#offbeat bride Updated Jun 20 2017 (Posted Dec 15 2015) Ariel arielmstallings Today I noticed that Offbeat Bride has officially crested 100k comments. The site is two weeks away from it's 9th launch anniversary (!?!), so I guess that averages to about 11k comments a year. Now we all know that blog commenting has changed a LOT since Facebook came onto the scene. Online, people have been asking for ages if blog commenting is dead, and it certainly has changed dramatically. Like, whoa. That said, I've written before about the ways in which blog commenting has gotten better in the last couple years: Generally, only the folks truly invested in the site take the time to comment on blogs. For the drive-bys and trolls, typing a name and an email just takes too much work. Negative commenting on Facebook can drive up engagement on a link post, ensuring that it's seen by more people. Postmatic has been awesome for us. Finally, someone figured out a way to make WordPress act like LiveJournal! I'm also seeing that our new Open Threads are being pretty cool. We're still experimenting with the new format, but it's cool to have a more open line of dialog with readers. So, here's to Offbeat Bride's 100k comments… here's to 100k more! Share this:TwitterFacebook 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 Author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and the forthcoming From Shitshow To Afterglow, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives in Seattle with her son, and if she's not reading or writing books, chances are good that she's dancing or happy-crying. She writes weekly essays for her new publication, The Afterglow. PREVIOUS RIP Offbeat Bride Tribe: 2007 – 2015 (+ bonus musings on running leaner) NEXT How to handle affiliate post disclaimers… when EVERY post is an affiliate post thanks to Skimlinks Show/Hide comments [ 5 ] Thanks for the shoutout! Glad to hear Postmatic is rocking it for you. Where are the comments on this post, though?!?! Congrats on the milestone, Offbeat Bride! No hurry, but could we try an open thread on Offbeat Home after you've worked the kinks out on Bride? Good news: We already do! We just don't label them "open threads." But we post questions all the time and get amazing responses from Homies: http://offbeathome.com/tag/advice Good point! Comments are closed.