Last year, I was invited to write for New York City Moms Blog, which is part of Silicon Valley Moms Group LLC that owns and operates regional mom blogs around the United States. I wrote two posts a month for them and was so proud to be among this group of accomplished women.
A few weeks ago a lot us attended a swanky event at the Tribeca Cinema in New York City where we mingled with brands, saw old blogging friends like Beth Feldman from Rolemommy, and made new friends. It was a wonderful, exiting, swag bag-excessive event.
I had just contributed an article about St. Vincent’s Hospital closing, making home birth effectively illegal in NYC and was ready to write my next when I got an e-mail from co-founder Jill Asher that let me and all other contributors (about 450) know that SV Moms Group is shutting down. Just like that.
At first there wasn’t much of an explanation, but in the next few weeks we all got a little more information about the reason. It doesn’t really matter — SV Moms Blog officially “closed it’s doors” yesterday, July 1, 2010.
After the initial shock wore off, many bloggers in the network started talking with each other, we all now belong to a SV Moms Blog Alumni Yahoo group, and many are working on starting new, local sites that will bridge the gap that will be left by SV Moms Group’s closing.
I loved writing for NYC Moms Blog. It was always a race to get the blog posts in on time because time just flies way too freaking fast when you are a mother — I’m sure my fellow contributors can sympathize. So the review post of the Tribeca event was kind of my last post for them.
I am very busy working as an editor and social media consultant right now, and I’m getting ready to pack for my annual trip to Germany in a week, but I hope that a new NYC group will be formed and that I get to contribute again.
Anyone up for creating a Westchester Moms Blog? If you live and blog in Westchester, let me know!
Click here to read the 13 articles I wrote for NYC Moms Blog. They are more extensive than my post for Dagmar’s momsense and I’m pretty proud of them. Eventually, I will transfer all those posts to Dagmar’s momsense.