Behind the scenes stuff #Site News#blogging November 2 | Ariel Meadow Stallings offbeatariel For those of you who are truly obsessive about the site, you may have noticed that the "Author" button up in the top right of the site recently became "About." This is because honestly? I'm not running this site by myself, and I wanted to recognize the offbeat elves who are making the magic happen… Hey look! It's Megan! So, promotions all around! Offbeat intern Megan has been promoted to Managing Editor. She's staging all the bride profiles on the site, managing most of the content, and moderating comments like a mofo. You may also notice that Megan rocks the gamer/geek weddings something fierce. Meanwhile, I'm not going anywhere. I've still got my tentacles wrapped around every aspect of the site, writing advice, drooling over wedding shoes, answering reader questions, and coordinating with advertisers. I'm also meta-scheming where Offbeat Bride is going next year — and ooh lawdy, do I gots some plans! Photo by Jenny Jimenez But with Andreas and I expecting our offbeat baby boy in 4 weeks or so (HOLY SHIT!) and trying to run Offbeat Mama and Wedding Season 2010 right around the corner, I wanted to make sure that there's no interruption in the steady stream of offbeat wedding luv. I know how you ladies get all hangry if there's a lag in wedding porn! So really, not much will be changing on Offbeat Bride … same kinds of posts, same steady stream of gorgeous wedding photoraphy, same offbeat ideals and obsessive dorking out on love and parties and fashion, and same thoughtful attention to doing it all with intent and authenticity. It's just that now my interns are official editors instead of assistants — which is my way of saying, Shiiiiit. I couldn't do it without y'all. Thanks for coming along for the ride, beloved offbeat brides! 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 Meadow Stallings Author of Offbeat Bride: Creative Alternatives for Independent Brides, Ariel acts as the publisher of all the Offbeat Empire websites. She lives, loves, and dorks out hard in Seattle, WA. @offbeatariel @offbeatbride PREVIOUS Isa & Clinton's easy-peasy, eco-friendly bush wedding NEXT How to make geek-tastic 8-bit wedding accessories Toggle comments [ 9 ] much deserved promotions! Reply Aw! thanks Coco!!! Reply i can personally attest to your love and dedication to this blog! Reply Congratulations, ladies! It doesn't always happen that internships turn into bonafide jobs, especially ones that rock so hard as OBB! Keep up the good work! Reply I really appreciate the professional tone yet casual voice of writing of all posts on this site. Keep up the good work ladies! Reply you are very professionally yet casually welcomed! Reply Congratulations to all of you! I am a big fan of the work you ladies do, and I'm really looking forward to the DIY projects! Reply congrats to both interns. oh, and thanks ariel for this site. a great idea doesn't always turn into something great, but here, you've done it!! I'm a super-fan. Reply Thanks EVERYONE! It means a lot to know that our hard work is really noticed. We do love the site, and love writing and love you guys! Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.