Thursday, July 31, 2008


First off I must have been a southern woman in a past life...I am certain of it. My smile widened from the moment I stepped off the plane. Atlanta is seductive. I am still intoxicated with its beauty, hospitality and vibe.
When I signed on to attend the Blogging While Brown conference my motives weren't purely about the conference...I had other delusions of a tryst of a romantic nature. That notion was a bust, but the conference became the thing I most enjoyed. That and meeting some of the most gracious and welcoming folks on the planet! More about Tony OH, Torrance aka Raw Dawg Buffalo, Sista GP, and Mizrepresent in tomorrow's post...they need their own post!
The conference was a great success for its debut. I think Gina McCauley, of What About Our Daughters is a jewel and phenomenal talent. She convened an interesting mix of Black/Brown bloggers who are really making this blogging thing work for them in a very lucrative way. I swear there was a lot of technical information that really was quite overwhelming and I certainly could have used a blogging terms 101. I followed along and was quite pleased with the information I did come away with.
Now there are 2 parts to my Atlanta trip the conference and the in-between-and-after-conference experience. I have photos to reflect both. Today I am highlighting the conference and some of it will overlap with tomorrow's post about the second part of my Atlanta experience. There is no way I can adequately capture my deep and abiding feelings for the friends I have made in Atlanta or the love I have for this very glamorous and gracious city.

I am looking forward to the Blogging While Brown Conference next matter where it will be held. And I certainly will be back to Atlanta...soon!


laurie said...

I am sorry that the tryst was a bust! I was hoping for you...but so very glad that you had such a wonderful time at the conference and in Atlanta. xo

Lovebabz said...

Yes the tryst was a bust. But I came away with a lot more than I imagined I would and I had a GREAT time!

There will be time for trysts someday...(smile)

sista gp said...

Sorry that I could only hang for the one night, but you know duty called; it was short-lived, but fun.

Thanks so much for letting me shower/change at your hotel. Otherwise I would have missed all of Friday evening had I gone up to my brother's place. My nephews would not have let me leave.

Next time, I am parking my car and we are going MARTA all the way!!! :-)

Monique said...

I'm glad you really enjoyed my city! Atlanta is a wonderful place and southern hospitality is in abundance. Come back soon. I'll have to check out the conference next year.

Villager said...

I'm sorry that we didn't have more chance to talk with one another while in Atlanta. I do look forward to visiting your blog more often in the future...

peace, Villager

Lovebabz said...

Sista GP,

It was all good! I had a great time and you were absolutely welcome to shower and get dressed in my hotel room...we are family!

I will be back soon and yes we will have to get around by Marta!

I defintiely will look you up and hopefully you can join us for a night out on the town!

Hello Villager,
Well I will be back to Atlanta! So not to worry we will have plenty of time to talk and hang.

Princess Tinybutt said...

hey babz!

i'mso glad you had a great time in my second home. sorry you couldn't get yr groove on. but as you now know, the city, MY (second) city, made up for that in more ways than one.

i see us doing a city hop, where we start here in teh bay area, and end up in atl. i can show you some things that will make your heart sing and dance. and let's not even get into the food!! you know by now that i'm a foodie, and can eat, lol!

missing you :)

Lovebabz said...

Hey Princess,

Atlanta is a beautiful City...truly the Paris of the South! I had an amazing time. I certainly will be back. Perhaps if you behave maybe those who are in charge of you might say you can come and play with me! LOL!

the prisoner's wife said...

glad you had fun! but what happened with the crush, sis? damn. time for new options lol.

Lovebabz said...

Hey TPW,

I think my Crush is over me. Which is fine...I mean what else can I do? Friendship is valuable and I am happy for all the friendships that I am blessed to be a part of.

Yeah, I think I may need to move this train that is Lovebabz down the tracks. Who knows. I still have a crush on My CRUSH!

Princess Tinybutt said...

who me, behave?? rahyyyyyt!


Lovebabz said...

OK Princess,

You know I can get on a plane...

I am not scared of you...LOL!

Kay C, The Quiet Storm said...

I am sad that I missed you, but you must look me up when you come back through Atlanta.

I will definately come out for a night on the town. We both need it anyway :)

Tony OH said...

Hey Darlin,

Glad you had fun... come back real soon! :0)

Torrance Stephens - All-Mi-T said...

glad u could bless me as such

Lovebabz said...

Sister Kay C,
I will be back and we will paint the town RED!

Tony OH,
You know I have to sit for my ball gown!

Hey Torrance,
You are a very gracious host...a real southern gentleman!