the girl

“One thing I can say about you though, is that you know what you want and you GO for it.”

(via Justin)


Lauren Friedman is a writer, photographer, cook, daughter, sister, CU alumna, new media enthusiast, and so much more.

She loves her family, friends and her two cats, Izzy and Jasper.

She is a self-diagnosed workaholic (although many people who know her wouldn’t disagree). She questions everything and is constantly looking for new ways to pique her curiosity. She’s been known to dip her toes in too many puddles for her feet to stay grounded.

She enjoys a perfect latte, a sunny day in San Francisco, a glass of red wine, making lists (sometimes just for the sake of making them), and cooking from scratch.

As a perpetual optimist, Lauren believes you have the power to create your reality. And happily ever after is not just for fairytales.

where she’s from

Lauren was born and raised in Denver, went to school in Boulder, and followed her dreams to San Francisco. She now lives in the heart of the “Tender Nob” – five blocks from Union Square, surrounded by buildings and people and the breath of city life.

what she does

By day, she leads Social Business Enablement in the Center of Excellence at Adobe. She loves her job.

By night, she is still obsessed with social media, an aspiring photographer, avid movie-watcher, restaurant enthusiast and all-around city explorer.

When she’s not exploring San Francisco, she’s traveling the world — New York, Los Angeles, London, Sydney.


TheOffBeatReport is a reflection of Lauren’s life and her thoughts and is intended to be a window into her world.

Read it, love it, hate it, let her know.


Want more?

Email | lauren [at] theoffbeatreport [dot] com
Twitter | @Lauren_Hannah
Food blog | nomists.com
Style Blog | Aubergine or Eggplant
Facebook | theoffbeatreport
Life List | {dream big}
Flickr | Lauren_Hannah













Find her elsewhere (what others are saying about her and what she’s written for others)


September 29,2011: How to get the metrics lowdown on Twitter… for free on iMedia Connection – Quoted

August 31, 2011: 4 Ways to Manage Your Crisis Via Facebook on All Facebook – Byline written by me

August 27, 2011: VEDA 2011: A Day in the Life of Vegas (Day 27) by Pat

August 27, 2011: VEDA Day 27: Vegas Vlog by Ashley 

August 25, 2011: On Moving, Fake Summer, and Blogging Neighbors by Becca on Free-Honey.com

August 1, 2011: 5 brands that post terrible Facebook updates on iMedia Connection – Byline written by me

May 25, 2011: Bloggers in Sin City by Kaci on KaciJohanna.com

May 23, 2011: 5 tips for building a super-sticky Facebook page on iMedia ConnectionByline written by me

May 19, 2011: The One With Five Fabulous Bloggers on by Andrea on Caffeineate-me.com

March 28. 2011: 7 brands that post awesome Facebook updates on iMedia ConnectionByline written by me

January 25, 2011: Let Go on Doniree.com (part of Doni’s “This is my year to….” series) – Guest Post written by me

January 7, 2011: The crucial differences between Facebook and Twitter on iMedia ConnectionByline written by me

December 31, 2010: 2011: Calling All Dreamers by Jenny Blake on lifeaftercollege.org

November 5, 2010: Writing On The Webb by Elisa Doucette on opheliaswebb.com

October 11, 2010: Keep your books in your back pocket and learn to apply by Zack Shapiro on thestartupstudent.com

October 1, 2010: Just Because He’s Great, Doesn’t Mean He’s Great For You on WeLoveDates.com – Guest Post written by me

September 27, 2010: Being the “Other Girl” for MillennialsMag.comColumn written by me

September 23, 2010: Building Reputation Systems Online: Live-blogging from SF Online Community MeetUp on nonprofitcommons.org – Guest Post written by me (cross-posted)

September 23, 2010: Building Reputation Systems Online: Live-blogging from SF Online Community MeetUp on TechSoup.org – Guest Post written by me

August 9, 2010: 30-Day Letter Project: Day 8 by Kaci Johanna on KaciJohanna.com

July 27, 2010: To Come to Pass by Chrissa Dean on Reckless Abandon

July 13, 2010: #Blogcrush – Lauren Friedman by Elisa on Ophelia’s Webb

July 11, 2010: A Noob’s One Year Adventure in San Francisco by Casi on SanFranciscoNoobs.com

July 5, 2010: Happy 4th of July San Francisco by Casi on SanFranciscoNoobs.com

July 2, 2010: The One Where it’s July by Andrea on Caffeinate-me

June 25, 2010: Bistro Central Parc – Heaven in Your Mouth by Casi on SanFranciscoNoobs.com

May 18, 2010: 7 – OK 9 – Things I Learned from This Year’s Bay to Breakers by Casi on SanFranciscoNoobs.com

May 5, 2010: Giants Vs. Rockies Vs. Garlic Fries…Garlic Fries WIN!!! by Casi on SanFranciscoNoobs.com

April 5, 2010: Just Because You Built it Doesn’t Mean They’ll Come on Brad‘s Bafman.com – Guest Post written by me

March 15, 2010: Spring Forward by Liz on itsunbeweavable.com

March, 2010: How Job Seekers Are Using Social Media for Real ResultsMashable

February 10, 2010: Heart of the Matter by Liz on itsunbeweavable.com

January 28, 2010: Lauren by Julie on I Live Here: SF

January 11, 2010: There’s Humor & Content in Here by Kaci on kacijohanna.com

October 13, 2010: “Single in My City” Series: On Location in San Francisco w. Lauren from The Offbeat Report! by Amyon Midtown Girl – Featured post interviewing me

October 7, 2009: It All Started Idunnohowlongago by Kaci on kacijohanna.com

October 1, 2009: The Photo Contest by Justin on alrightthatsenough.blogspot.com

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