March Social Media Breakfast-DC: Blogging The City

If you have registered for the March Social Media Breakfast-DC, here is what we have in store for you! If you haven’t yet, there is a very convenient button at the end of this post 🙂 After you meet our speakers, we are sure you’ll want to come!

Join us at Busboys and Poets (14th and V — U Street Metro) on Monday, March 1 at 8am. You are invited to have breakfast with the DC/VA/MD social media community and to share your thoughts about this month’s topic: Blogging The City. Our speakers will talk about popular sites and social media channels dedicated to aggregating the best (and warning us about worst) that DC has to offer. Come hear more about how our speakers are using the Web to help us make the most of what the district has to offer offline.

Meet our speakers (the bloggers!)

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Tom and Tiffany Bridge are 2 of the several co-founders of He runs his own Mac IT consulting business, Technolutionary LLC, and she’s the Web Content Manager at the American Pharmacists Association. Both lifelong computer nerds, they’ve each been blogging since 2001 and joining every flavor-of-the-month social network ever since. Believing strongly that the couple who geeks together stays together, they can often be found IMing each other links on matching Apple laptops from either end of the same couch.


Amy Melrose is the creator of Free in DC, a local Arts and Events blog where shares her inside view of DC as a rich, vibrant and creative community filled with fabulous things to do every day that don’t cost a lot! She began blogging in the fall of 2007 and works as a freelance business coach helping local businesses with messaging and new media. You can visit her site at or follow her on twitter @FreeinDCBlog.

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Borderstan is a neighborhood news blog that covers Dupont-Logan-U Street. As it says on the landing page, “Borderstan is the crossroads of the Dupont Circle, Logan Circle and U Street neighborhoods.” The blog covers general neighborhood news, local businesses, arts, crime and dog-related issues. There is a particular emphasis on the 17th Street, 14th Street, P Street and U Street corridors. Borderstan has evolved from a purely public safety and crime blog that started in 2008 and was devoted to a tiny strip of the neighborhood around 15th Street. The co-editors are spouses Matt Rhoades and Luis Gomez. Rhoades works in corporate communications and Gomez is a self-employed photographer and photojournalist. Gomez has own photo blog, One Photograph A Day and their dog, Lupe is featured in If She Only Had Thumbs. As befits the name of the blog, they live on the cusp of the Dupont and Logan neighborhoods.

Want to get involved?

Please leave a comment or send a tweet using the #SMBDC hashtag or contact @smcdc via tweet, DM, email (socialmediaclubdc [at] gmail [dot] com) or pidgeon if you wish to be a “Head of Table” at our March event. Essentially, you are volunteering to ignite conversation at your table and let others pick your brain during the Breakfast.

Click below to register and feel free to leave your comments or reach out to us if you have questions, suggestions, if you would like to help with the event, and, if you would like to serve as a Head of Table.

There are only 42 spots left! We look forward to seeing you!

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