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Octane Coffee

Octane Coffee

Octane is a trendy little coffee shop and bar in Atlanta with a cult-like following of hipster frequenters. The atmosphere is awesome and the coffee is always great. There are two locations, but we all know that the Westside is the best side. :)

April 28, 2012 0 comments Read More
Dinner at West Egg

Dinner at West Egg

West Egg Cafe is mostly known for its brunch, but with a variety of non-breakfast meals, you should also consider it for dinner. The loft-like interior and covered patio create a great atmosphere for meeting up with friends or family. Oh, and it has a full bar. :)

April 28, 2012 0 comments Read More
Flip Burger for milkshakes.

Flip Burger for milkshakes.

If you don’t already know, I love burger joints. Unfortunately, Flip Burger is not high on my list. It is, however, one of the best places to go for an outstanding milkshake. Seriously. Who could pass up a Krispy Kreme Milkshake? Or Nutella and Burnt Marshmellow? Yeah, amazing! If you’re curious, I don’t like the burgers because they are over-the-top gourmet burgers and that just isn’t my thing. If you’re looking for a great burger, Yeah! Burger is a mile down the road. Go there for dinner and hit up Flip Burger for dessert.

April 20, 2012 0 comments Read More
Atlanta Dogwood Festival

Atlanta Dogwood Festival

The Atlanta Dogwood Festival is (I think) Atlanta’s largest spring festival. Held in the beautiful Piedmont Park, it is certainly a stop you’ll want to make if you’re in the city. Spring in Atlanta is magical, so if you’re planning a trip do it then. Not only does the city come alive with festivals almost each weekend, but the temperature is manageable compared to the 90+ degree summer days.

The Dogwood Festival includes several stages for live music, great festival foods, hundreds of local art vendors, a dog show, and rides for the kids. Best of all, everything is free (though a small donation is customary).

April 20, 2012 0 comments Read More
Grindhouse Killer Burgers

Grindhouse Killer Burgers

Grindhouse Killer Burgers is a cool little spot in Buckhead. If you’re looking for a great and simple burger, this is a good choice. In my book, this is the city’s 2nd best burger joint to Yeah! Burger, but it’s definitely worth a try, especially if you’re on the north side. The burgers and fries are awesome. And I’ve had a milkshake, but I wasn’t all that impressed.

April 20, 2012 0 comments Read More
My Favorite Spots Around Atlanta Coming Soon…

My Favorite Spots Around Atlanta Coming Soon…

I’ve lived in and around Atlanta my entire life, except for a few summers I spent away doing various things as a teen. As a married adult now, I’m living in West Midtown and working in the heart of midtown Atlanta. I know a lot about this place, and I want to share it with you. So, I’m pinning my favorite spots around the city (inside the perimeter for the most part) over on Pinterest, so check that out. And occasionally I will post some more detailed stuff on this blog.

If you want to contribute, I’d love that. Just hit me up on Twitter.

 

 

February 20, 2012 0 comments Read More
What Billboards and Social Media Have in Common

What Billboards and Social Media Have in Common

Don’t hate me. This is a reblog from a post I wrote over at the Center for Sustainable Journalism’s blog. Below is an excerpt, but you’ll have to head over there to read the rest.

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I was driving into Atlanta from just north of the city earlier this week when I realized just how many billboards line the interstate. When I realized that their placement just outside of where my attention is supposed to be is similar to traditional website ad placement, I began thinking about why we tolerate billboards but complain about website ads.

Isn’t this spam…real world spam?

I look at this way: for the most part, I am willing to tolerate ads that serve as a revenue stream for something from which I gain utility. Website ads are usually fine because it provides revenue for the site I want to visit. Video ads are usually alright because I want to watch the video, and I couldn’t if there was no way to monetize it. It’s the same for magazines and even the ads on the walls of the MARTA trains and buses. But billboards? The profit from those typically hideous displays of poorly conceived advertising campaigns does not subsidize the interstates or the cost of my driving – yet, I am forced to see them.

That is life in a hyper-capitalist society, you might say. But I think there is a lesson here for how organizations should approach social media.

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May 25, 2011 0 comments Read More