Guess what!? Offbeat Home is on Instagram now. If you haven't been following us there, you're missing out on half-naked photos of me fresh out of the shower. Okay okay, so it was just a post-shower photo of me in my awesome new Khaleesi robe. But you are missing out on stuff like…
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Hi, I'm Caroline Diezyn. You may remember me from such Offbeat Empire posts as Watching, Judging: My job as the Offbeat Copyeditor, and Plus size lingerie for sexytimes all the time. If not, please allow me to introduce myself: I'm a 27-year-old perpetual student/writer/astro goth witch, and I'm Offbeat Home's new assistant editor.
Ok, ok, I know it's already February 10th and I'm just now introducing our patron for the month, but you guys! You know her! YOU TOTALLY KNOW HER! This month's Offbeat Home & Life Patron, the reader who supports the site so much that they're willing to make a $200 contribution to keeping us online, is none other than Dootsiebug. This is a picture of her that I stole off of her Tumblr, because that's how I like to make people feel safe participating in online communities. Now, as a thank you to Dootsie, let's get to know her a little better…
Ah, it's a new month here on Offbeat Home & Life, and we have the honor of welcoming our fourth-ever Patron, Laura. She's actually a blogger herself, writing a lot about gluten-free living at gf-archivist.com. I also want to talk about how we can work together to get rid of those weird ads that were showing up in the sidebar.
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!
…NOT EVEN KIDDING YOU GUYS.
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.