This week's awesome comments (+ best copyediting note of all time?) #Noteworthy comments November 29 2013 | Ariel offbeatbride You can get these shoes here. By: k.steudel – CC BY 2.0 Oh, Thanksgiving week. Normally you're a week of lower traffic… but this week, Offbeat Bride had its highest single-day traffic spike in its almost-7 years online. There were tons of comments on the post that caused the spike, too… although most of them were from wedding photographers bickering over industry stuff. (To the point where we had to be like, "Um, guys: please be nice to each other.") Separate from that, though, there were some lovely comments that came in across the blogs, and an amazing copyediting correction. Offbeat Bride Ok fine, this shoe post went up and Plymouth's comment just came in but it's FUNNY: Me: Ohh, check out this twisty heel! Spouse: Harvested from the head of a black unicorn. Also, I left what might be the most inappropriate comment of the week right here. Offbeat Home On How do you Adult?, Caitlin cracked us up when she said: I'm 24, have a real job and apartment and cooked a full friendsgiving meal this week, all of which made me feel really adult. And yet, the same week, I built a pillow-fort in my living room and had a water gun fight that drenched the entire apartment with my roommates… I'LL NEVER GROW UP! And the great part is, I don't HAVE to! I think a part of being an adult is accepting your responsibilities, but a bigger and more important part is being happy with yourself and your quirks, even if they include a love of pillow -fort building and bubble blowing and water fighting. Related Post FIX TYPO: How to report errors on Offbeat Empire websites Did you know you can submit corrections to typos and other errors you may find on the Offbeat Empire's websites? Here's how! Also on Offbeat Home… you guys know how we have this awesome FIX TYPO button that allows readers to quickly submit text corrections to our copyeditor, Caroline? Well, yesterday we received what might be the all-time best copyedit suggestion we've ever received: A new copyedit suggestion has been posted for Use the Map of the Dead to stay alive. Reporter name: Rowan Original text: zombiepocalypse Copyedit suggestion: zombocalypse Notes: zombocalypse is far more commonly used and accepted in the zombie community THE ZOMBIE COMMUNITY HATH SPOKEN, and they have linguistic preferences. Offbeat Empire On my post about why we swear, Sylvia dropped this amazing idea: Now I kind of want to see the "THIS!" button replaced by a "FUCK YEAH!" button… You know, April Fools is only a few months away… 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 Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, 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, chances are good that she's dancing and happy-crying. PREVIOUS Cursing as celebration: why and how we swear on the Offbeat Empire NEXT Testing another related post recommendation tool Show/Hide comments [ 8 ] zomg, someone found the unicorn princess heels at a thrift store?? Lucky! 2 agree For my own sanity, I'mma assume that's a consignment shop? *le sigh* For the rest of us, we can always get them from Modcloth. 2 agree Unicorn princess heels! Exactly the name for them! 2 agree Fuck yeah. 2 agree I was going to comment on the photography post and then didn't bother. That happens a lot of the time when there's a photography post on OBB (Going back to before I got married even). I can't help wonder if I'm not the only one who is completely alienated by the shenanigans. 1 agrees Yep, that's what I always want to remind photographers: "you guys, you're totally alienating potential clients right now… Stop being so jerky to each other." 8 agree I feel the same way about the facebook comments on the "lying to vendors" post that was just reposted today. Even if I can agree with a few of the dissenting vendors' points, their delivery makes me unlikely to ever hire them for anything. And it really doesn't make me want to have a conversation with them. Thing to know about the vendors who follow us and comment only on Facebook: most of them don't actually read the blog, so they don't have much understanding of the Offbeat Empire's culture or readers. It's something I've learned after years of seeing FB vendor comments where my editors and I are just like "Wait, have you even READ the blog you're following?" Most of the time, the answer is a simple NO, which is very much in-keeping with this: http://offbeatempire.com/2013/11/swearing Comments are closed.