I’m Mark McElroy, a writer and corporate storyteller who lives in Atlanta, GA. MadeByMark.com is a personal blog, created in November of 2000. Today, it’s where I write about:
Travel. Clyde Parks (my partner of twenty-one years) and I share a passion for world travel. People seem surprised when they hear we’ve flown to Romania for the weekend … or that we’re going back to Bangkok for the fourteenth time, “just to go.” Family and friends (and friends of friends!) depend on us to be the people who can guide them to what’s best (and most affordable) to do in any given destination. On MadeByMark.com, I share what we discover wherever we go and offer tips for anyone who loves to travel.
Technology. I’m excited about personal technology, from iPhones to iPads. Friends and family rely on my unbiased, honest reviews of the latest gadgets, which help them make sense of the wonderful (but hard to understand) Sonos system and find the best headphones out there. I’m also an app addict, so when I come across apps and services that make my life better, I recommend them here. I like sharing ideas that help people, too, so when I figure something out — like how to eliminate monitor ghosting without spending a penny — I write about it here.
Life in Midtown Atlanta. I love, love, love living in Midtown. We traveled the world looking for a home city, and after evaluating dozens, we fell in love with Atlanta. When I find a great “any Tuesday night” restaurant in Midtown or come across an interesting local service or hidden gem, I post about that experience on MadeByMark.com.
All recommendations I make are honest and unbiased; I don’t take money to write about, recommend, or endorse a product or service on MadeByMark.com.
I read every comment you leave on the site, and apprecaite every email, tweet, or link you send my way. Letting me know that one of my books or posts helped you, touched you, or made a difference in your life will make my day.