Favorite comments this week: 39th birthday edition #Noteworthy comments#favorite comments#video May 16 2014 | Ariel arielmstallings From left to right: Catherine (Offbeat Bride Editor), Megan (Associate Publisher), Me, and Caroline (Offbeat Home & Life Assistant Editor) Related Post Favorite comments of the week: now with staff interpretive readings This week we're going to try something a little different with our noteworthy comment round-up… three of us have chosen to do interpretive readings of... Read more Ok, ok! I know it's been forever since we've highlighted reader comments, but I'm going to make it worth the wait by doing more video staff interpretations of some noteworthy comments from this week. Also, it's my birthday, and all my editors gave me the gift of wearing lipstick for our staff meeting this morning (dudes, when you work from home, that is an AMAZING GIFT!) so you get to see everyone looking extra fancy. Offbeat Bride I posted a Facebook link to this archived post, and while most of the Facebook comments were lovely, this one was downright hilarious: Offbeat Home & Life On this post about alternative fences, our title was perhaps a little unclear. While I usually aim for clarity in titles, maybe in this case it's ok, because it led to this great comment, as interpreted by Catherine: Ok, as that guy on Facebook would say: lol [huge penis] Then Megan's life was completely changed by Sara's incredible suggestion on our post about chores: In fact, Caroline was also inspired by the comments on that same post, especially this one: …ABOAT! Offbeat Empire Wait, wait! I have to do another one! BONUS COMMENT! This comment came in response to my Offbeat Empire post earlier this week about how much I learn from our reader feedback. Lara said something very sweet… Thanks to you guys for being hilarious and awesome. Our comments give us life and keep this job very, very fun. Best birthday evar! 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 the Offbeat Bride book, 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. You can get to know her better on her Insta stories. PREVIOUS Reader complaints that taught me things NEXT How to report a photo on any Offbeat Empire site that shouldn't be there Show/Hide comments [ 26 ] Every single one of these made me smile. The comments were great and I love seeing your lovely faces and hearing your lovely voices! Not gonna lie… I want more vlog-ish stuff on the Empire 😉 Also, I totally let out a huge penis "lul" for "Wait, look! Kitty!" Haha yay! Thanks Deyanna 😀 All Offbeat Home related things should include kitties. Also loved the kitty! Caroline's eye makeup and lipstick were pretty amazing, but the "Wait, look! Kitty!" was the best part! Yay reader comments! I also was hoping for sword fencing, but I was quite delighted by the cacti. Which comment was Megan referring to? I can't get chrome to play vine and instagram videos. 🙁 She drinks a beer while vacuuming! XD I just uploaded that video to YouTube and added that to the post. Thanks! These are still my favourite thing and you're all so cute I want to asplode. "Wait, look! Kitty!" Megyn won't load for me 🙁 that's what she said I got a load fer you right here…. Happy birthday! Yay May birthdays! My birthday is tomorrow. I hope you enjoy yours. Happy birthday! Soooooo…. I may or may not now have a girl crush on Caroline, just sayin' (Hi Kitty!) And Happy Birthday Ariel! Also, you have the most adorable laugh at the end of the last video! *blushes~* We should form a club. 😉 <3 <3 <3!!! yessss that video was perfect! High five! Happy birthdaaaaaaaaaaaaaay~ also y'all are WAY TOO CUTE Long Live Offbeat Empire … and may there always be a bouquet of sanity daisies on your desks. Can this be a thing again? Please? I love the videos. I wish they could, but here are some awkward truths: 1. The videos took longer than you might expect 2. The quantity and quality of of comments we get on the blogs (especially Offbeat Bride) has declined significantly as more and more people comment via their mobiles on FB. 3. We got requests that the videos should be captioned, which we don't have the time to do… but I respect the request too much to ignore it by doing videos without captions. Comments are closed.