Hello and welcome to the I Love Memphis blog. I’m Holly Whitfield, and I hope you decide to stay awhile.
Photo by Louis “Ziggy” Tucker.
Here are a few things you might want to know about this blog. You can find Disclosures and FAQs here.
Purpose This blog is a resource for what’s going on in Memphis: music, food, arts, events, sports, people, culture, and anything else that makes us special. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place. This blog aims to show that through posts written from an honest, local perspective.
Background Kerry Crawford was the first I Love Memphis blogger from 2009 to 2013. During her tenure, she helped ignite a passion for Memphis by sharing parts of the city that are lovable. In September 2013, I came on board. Like Kerry did, I run this blog full time for the Memphis Convention and Visitors Bureau.
There are no other full time I Love Memphis bloggers, editors or managers – but I do publish guest posts, take reader suggestions, partner with local organizations, and get support from my colleagues at the MCVB.
Loving Memphis It’s important to tell people that you love them, but the real lovin’ comes from learning more about what makes them tick, supporting them despite their rough edges, and just having fun with them. I bet you can see where I’m going with this. (Hint: replace “them” with “Memphis”.)
Photo by Louis “Ziggy” Tucker. Check out more of his work at fomoloop.com. Mural by Birdcap, located near 234 Cooper St.
Reader Input I spend my days searching the city and talking to as many people as I can, but I need your help, too. If you have an upcoming event, submit it to the calendar. Tell me what’s going on in your neighborhood. Tell me about the things you find that are offbeat and off-the-beaten-path. Your constructive feedback is welcome and helpful (it’s how we created the new website – see the next paragraph).
Site Redesign After nearly two years of research, focus groups, reader surveys, and many hours of collaboration, the new I Love Memphis site launched in October 2015. I teamed up with local design firm S2N to create the fresh, new logo and website to make it easier for you, dear reader, to find what you’re looking for in a faster and more fun way.
Finally, if you have questions about Memphis, I can help you with that. You can leave a comment on the blog, or scroll down to see how to get in touch. I can’t wait to hear from you.