Offbeat Bride is now Offbeat Wed
Hi, everyone. Ariel here, author of three editions of the Offbeat Bride book and owner of Offbeat Empire LLC. And as of September 2022, I’m the publisher of Offbeat Wed, the new name of Offbeat Bride.
2020 State of the Empire
The first thing you should know about the Offbeat Empire circa 2020 is that the name is even more of a humorous misnomer than it used to be: the company is just me now.
45 million readers: On Offbeat Bride’s 10th anniversary + what we’re working on now
As of last week, Offbeat Bride is now a DECADE OLD. It’s still one of the biggest ironies ever for me that the website was launched just as a way to promote the book that was supposed to finally launch me into what I imagined as “real success.” In 2007, digital publishing was still the less-respected nerdy little sibling of the “real” publishing industry, and being a published author was going to be my big ticket to legitimacy and recognition.
…Har har! Joke was on me!
100,000+ comments on Offbeat Bride
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.