Huge Announcement: Goodbye, and Thank You

September 4, 2013 7:54 am67 commentsViews: 288

Hi everybody,

On August 14th, I Love Memphis turned four years old (and yes, as I do every year, I bought myself cake). It’s been an incredible four years. And though it’s really sad and tough to do it, it’s time for me to say goodbye.

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When the CVB hired me as their social media specialist in August, 2009, I had no idea what I was doing. All I had was this idea for a website that featured all of the great, overlooked parts of Memphis – the parts that make this city so great. Four years later, it’s that, and so much more. This site has taken over my life, and I couldn’t be more grateful.

Running I Love Memphis has been the most rewarding, challenging, intense and inspiring thing I’ve ever done. I had a really great time. The best time.

But, it’s time for me to make room for other good things to happen. I have an amazing opportunity to work for myself, which is something I’ve wanted to do forever, and I couldn’t be more excited. I’m going to be doing freelance digital content strategy, social media strategy, information architecture and user research. It sounds super nerdy, and I can’t wait to get started.

September 30th will be my last day at I Love Memphis, but the site isn’t going anywhere. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be introducing you to Holly Whitfield. She’s picking up where I left off, and I’m sure you’re going to like her.

I’m not going anywhere, either. I still love Memphis, so I’m staying in the city, at least for the time being. Memphis is, and always will be home.

So, thank you. Thank you for reading. Thank you for emailing me. Thank you for asking questions, for answering them, and for correcting me when I’ve needed it. Thank you for answering my crazy requests at weird hours, for saying yes to me, and for stopping me at the store to tell me you like the site. Thank you for inviting me out, for taking me in, and for your endless kindness, patience and enthusiasm.

We built this crazy thing from scratch, together. You’re awesome, and I’m going to miss you a whole bunch.

If you’d like to get in touch with me, I’d love to hear from you. You can find me here:

Email

Instagram: @ladyproblems

Twitter: @skeletonkey

Facebook: facebook.com/kerryecrawford

LinkedIn

I'll still be writing regularly here and here.

Now…let’s throw a party or something.

Love always,

K

 

67 Comments

  • Wishing you the best in the future.  You have to 'let go' to 'grow.'

    Look forward to following Holly's adventures.

  • YOU are one of this city's assets! Thank YOU! Best to you in your continuing journey!

  • Noooooooo, Kerry! =(

    I love reading your blogs.  I'll definitely keep up with your other posts.  

    Good luck with your new job. <3

  • Kerry, I'll miss your wonderful blogs but will definitely keep reading I love Memphis. Thank you for your upbeat humor and for highlighting the great things about our fair city. Blessings and peace to you!

  • Thank you for your blogs. I have always loved Memphis and your blog has helped me explore more of this wonderful city where we live.

  • I had a mama D’s choc sea salt pop today in your honor….u will be missed. Spectacular blog!

  • Oh noooooo……..ok, I'm not trying to be selfish but you are such an asset to Memphis that it's just very hard to realize that you were meant for even greater things.  You poured your heart into I Love Memphis and it showed.

    Thank you for everything and I know you will so rock in your new venture.  Best Wishes of Success to you.

  • OMG OMG OMG! Felicitations on your new gig! Memphis is incredibly fortunate to have had your amazingness for these many years. Glad you're sticking around the city at least for a bit. Onwards. Wow. 

  • I moved to Memphis a little over a year ago and your blog has truly been the holy grail for me.  I too, have fallen in love with Memphis due in large part to your blog.  I check it almost daily for things to do/ places to eat/ music to check out.  Thank you for everything!

  • oh dear, well all good things must end, change, move on, morph.  Change is good, don't ever settle and always do what you love, if you don't, every day sucks.

    You're just a few years older than my daughter and I always felt, well, I don't know, that you where part of the family.   Good luck young lady!  I have some beers for you!!!  I'll contact you on a drop off location.

  • Thanks for everything! Good luck in the future!

  • thank you for helping to build up community life in memphis. your work has made living here more meaniningful and most of all, more fun!!! best of luck as you journey forward.

    sincerely,

    mary allison cates

  • Thank you, thank you so much for all the great music you turned me onto, a priceless gift

  • Hollie Davenport

    Your contributions will be greatly missed!! Thanks for all your support of the arts!! <3

    -chloe du bois, Sock It To Me Burlesque

  • OMG!  You've created an amazing site and information resource for Memphis. Thank you so much! I have no doubt you will be wildy successful in your new venture.  Hope to see you making a guest appearance in the future!

  • Congratulations, I'm looking forward to seeing what you create in the future

  • You've had a fantastic run, Kerry, and isn't it cool to see what a difference you've made in the lives of many – and for Memphis!  No doubts here that your next job, and all the ones after it, will be successful, too. xx

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