As most of you know, I love Memphis. I mean, I really love Memphis. One of the few things I love as much as my hometown is eating. These two passions, alongside a class project initiative, are the two reasons I began this blog to being with. I wanted to show exactly what a great culinary scene thrives in Memphis.
As you may have noticed, I have not been writing much lately for this blog, and I have been reviewing restaurants even less. This is not to say I haven’t been trying new places and eating as much. I most definitely have been.
However, for some time now, I have been contemplating this future of this blog. As much as I would love to continue with the format I have had though promoting local restaurants, several conflicts of interest have come about. I have taken on a more prominent role in the Memphis restaurant community through my work, and I love every bit of it. I have a leadership role at a major local restaurant and have started some marketing efforts for the Memphis Restaurant Association. I am excited about taking on new projects and new roles to further promote the local Memphis restaurant community. However, in good conscious, I cannot write positively about some restaurants in Memphis, while also commenting on my not-so-happy experiences as well, when my job is to be a liaison among Memphis restaurants and promote them all. Not to mention, it is not possible for my opinion to continue to be unbiased for every situation.
However, I still want to do what I can to keep this project going. I love it, and I stand behind what it stands for. Therefore, I am opening up for suggestions on what you all think I should do. Is it possible to change the format of this blog, but still keep its core values? What should I write about? Should I focus on local foodie events, only write about positive experiences at local establishments, or keep everyone up-to-date with local foodie news? Do you have other suggestions? I am really open to anything.
Let me know what you guys think.