Offbeat Home & Life has undergone a lot of changes in 2013, so it felt important to do a little mini-reader survey specific to this site. This post is going to be long, but for those of you who are into data and/or invested in the future of Offbeat Home & Life, it's going to be fun. We've got stuff about Facebook, family-related content, and the kinds of posts y'all hate. Come along!
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Ok, so today I want to introduce to you the Offbeat Home & Life super-reader who came on board with us to support the site for the month of December. Her name is Kimberly, and thanks to her, we're able to keep the mobile ads off the site. She's also probably not what you'd expect.
Here we are: half-way through our first month experimenting with Offbeat Home & Life's Patronage Program. It's been a SUPER interesting experience for me, most notably because it's been so amazing to get to know KathyRo and Ming better. I email them several times a week to scheme upcoming posts (and their feedback has been SO VALUABLE), and share various nuggets of behind-the-scenes gossip and dramaz. It's been way more, well, fun than I was expecting.
That said, I'm also not totally sure about the sustainability of the program…
You know how we now have site patrons? Well, one of the benefits we're offering our November patrons Ming and KathyRo, is getting to see a list of Offbeat Home & Life's posts the week before they're published. Kathy and Ming have both be freaking out over the post preview lists, and suggested that maybe we should share a mini-sneak-peek with y'all, too! So starting this Sunday, be watching our Facebook page for a preview of the week's upcoming posts.
Remember last month when I announced that we were experimenting with Tugboat Yards, a service that (finally) makes it easy for Offbeat Home & Life readers to financially support the site? Well, one of the offers that we have available via Tugboat Yards is two monthly Patron positions. Basically, each month two readers make a financial commitment to support the site, and be sorta defacto editorial board advisers.
Since today is the first day of the month, I wanted to take a moment to introduce our patrons for November — who also have the honor of being the first EVER patrons of the site. Let's stop, drop, and roll around with KathyRo and Ming, and then I've got information about where we're going with the site…
Holy shit, you guys. It's a big day for site news. We're welcome another editor (and readers!) to the site, adding a new character to the header, and talking about Tugboat Yards (it'll make sense in a second…)
Just a couple quick housekeeping notes: For those of you who follow us via RSS, please make sure you're following this feed: http://offbeathome.com/feed — NOT anything that has feedblitz in the URL. (We love RSS forever, but we've decided to stop using Feedblitz.) All RSS followers should be automatically forwarded back to our native RSS…