I Love Memphis Disclosures and FAQs
This blog’s content is created and maintained by Holly Whitfield, who is employed full-time by Memphis Tourism. All opinions are those of the author.
Information posted here is accurate at the time it is written. If you notice any mistakes, please contact Holly here.
Submitting information (press releases, samples, products, suggestions, invitations) is welcome and encouraged, but doesn’t guarantee a post or review on the subject.
Keep in mind also that reviews will be fair, but honest. The author isn’t paid to feature specific content or give positive reviews. Sometimes the author receives free products, tickets, or services; this does not guarantee a review of that product, event, or service, or that the review will be positive.
Who are you?
I’m Holly Whitfield, and I moved to Memphis in August 2005. I moved here to go to The University of Memphis and stayed. Before I came to I Love Memphis, I had gigs as a magazine editor, freelance writer, and graphic designer.
Why do you love Memphis?
I’ve watched Memphis take many steps forward (some big, some small) during my time here, and it’s inspiring to see that continue every day. There are loads of creative people here doing all kinds of great things, whether it’s art, entrepreneurship, nonprofit work, food, sports, music, science…I could go on. Because we’re a mid-sized city, I think it’s easier to be an influential part of a community.
What’s your real job?
This is my real job. I run this blog and all social media accounts associated with it full-time as an employee of Memphis Tourism.
If you’re getting paid to love Memphis, how can I know that your love is for real?
I think the stories I write and the things I spend my time doing for the blog are evidence of my affection for the city I call home. I make the decision on what to post, and my work is not reviewed by my employer before I post it.
Her answer in her own words.
How many people write and take photos for I Love Memphis?
I create and write most of the content for the blog. However, I try to talk to and collaborate with as many folks as I can when coming up with story ideas, and I sometimes have guest bloggers or photographers.
I’d like to write a guest post for the blog. How can that happen?
If you have something positive, helpful, or interesting (it has to have a strong, direct connection to Memphis) to share, pitch me a story idea here.
I’d like to tell you about something cool in town/my band/my event/my product. What types of things are you looking for?
I’m looking for things that are uniquely Memphis, things that I find interesting, things that the readership would want to know about, and things that are current.
If you have an event that you’d like to promote, please submit it to the blog’s calendar. It will appear within 48 hours (usually much faster). It’s the best way for me to keep track of events, create posts about them, add them to lists, and share them on social media. A follow-up email is great, but the calendar is really to go-to, for readers and myself, and it ensures that you give me all the info I’ll need.
I commented on a post, but it didn’t show up. What happened?
It may take a few minutes for comments to appear, so just hang tight. Please note that I Love Memphis does have a comment policy, which is that anything remotely racist, sexist, hateful, offensive, or obscene will be deleted.
How can I get in touch with you?
Email is best. Reach me at firstname.lastname@example.org or regular mail at 47 Union Ave., Memphis, Tenn. 38104