Happy Third Birthday, I Love Memphis.

Posted by Holly Whitfield | August 15th 2012 746 0

Happy third birthday, I Love Memphis. You're now old enough to drink (in dog years).

Blog birthday cakes!

In August, 2009, I made a thing.

When I started, I didn't know what that thing was going to be, only that it was going to be called I Love Memphis and exist on the internet. I thought maybe 10 people would read it, and two of them would be my parents.

Three years later, I Love Memphis has become way more than just my job. It's a blog, it's a 24-hour civic advice hotline, it's my love letter to this amazing place and all of the people in it. And none of it would be possible without you.

Thank you to everyone who reads what I write. Thank you to everyone who has ever sent me a tip, an idea, an offer for a guest post or a suggestion. Thank you to everyone who has corrected me (seriously – this is a one-lady operation, and sometimes, I need it). Thank you to everyone who has taken the time to talk to me, say hello, or email me. Thank you to everyone who has said yes when I've emailed you with some strange request at some weird hour. You guys are the best, and I'm crazy humbled by how many of you there are and how much you're willing to share with me.

Specifically, I'd like to thank my bosses, Regena and Bob, for only saying no when they absolutely have to. Also, big hugs to John J. for helping me eat most of the meals (and for the unending moral support), to the Women of Mass Destruction for being so awesome and patient, and to my mom for everything (and the Tiger basketball tickets).

Who wants cake?

I'm serious. Let's go get cake or beers or something to celebrate.


Author: Holly Whitfield

I write about what’s going on with Memphis music, food, arts, events, sports, people, and culture. Memphians love Elvis and barbeque with a passion that must be seen to be believed, but there is so much more to this place.

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  1. Alfred Sumrall says:

    On behalf of myself, Ben Affleck, Kerri Walsh, Carl Edwards, and the late Julia Child, Happy 3rd Birthday, I Love Memphis Blog.  You picked a most excellent day to launch it. 

  2. You ROCK Kerry.  Happy Birthday to the ilovememphisblog!

  3. Josée says:

    Kerry,
    No wonder this website is now three years old! You are the reason why it's so awesome! You are very-well informed about everything going on in Memphis. Your blog is very welcoming, full of infos and very useful. Plus, you spread happiness everywhere you go! Even the tiniest event seems cool whenever you write about it. When I visited Memphis last year, your blog was my #1 reference.
    Continue your great work, Kerry. You are awesome! 🙂

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KERRY & WE LOVE YOU GIRL!!!! YOU PUT CARNIVAL FOOD ON THE TOP.
     

  5. sally says:

    I LOVE your blog. My family moved here a year ago, and it's been great to discover the city with a lot of help from I Love Memphis. Thanks for all your hard work!

  6. E says:

    Congrats on 3 years, and making a thing that both you and others love. No better feeling in the world. 

  7. Lee says:

    I'm down with beer! In fact I'll buy you three for the 3rd anniversary!

  8. Anthony Coley says:

    You and the site are awesome! Happy Birthday!

  9. Keshia says:

    Have a fantabulous time celebrating!
     

  10. Bob says:

    Congratulations!
    Here's to many more.
    Cheers!

  11. Andrew says:

    Congratulations! I love this blog!

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