Friday, July 16, 2010

Goodbye, Los Angeles Moms Blog

This is a tough post to write, which is probably why I've put off writing it for so long.

In early July, Los Angeles Moms Blog (and all of the sister blogs under the Silicon Valley Moms Group domain) posted its final entry.

Due to various reasons listed in the official press release below, the founders decided to close up shop on a network that included 400 contributors from 13 metropolitan U.S. and Canadian cities.

I started writing for LA Moms Blog in January 2009, and it has been a truly amazing experience. I've met so many talented, caring and creative moms, who are always available to help out with a project or lend a hand of support. They're inspiring, and I always looked forward to seeing them at family-friendly events around the city and reading their bravely honest posts.

I really want to stay in touch, and I hope that something just as bonding will spring up in the place of this tight community of moms.

Thank you to Jill, Beth, Tekla and Linsey for creating this wonderful world of moms, and good luck with any future projects. You should be really proud of what you created and how much you galvanized women and gave them a strong voice in so many cities.

I will never forget it.

So while I will say goodbye to Los Angeles Moms Blog, it's definitely not goodbye to all the moms. I still look forward to seeing you and your kids at so many fun events around the city.

Some good news is that the site is still live, and all of our posts will continue to be up for the foreseeable future. Click here to read my entries that include everything from helicopter parenting to preschool panic.

Here is the press release:

PALO ALTO, June 15, 2010 - Silicon Valley Moms Group, a leading independent blogging publisher for mothers, today announced that their 13-city mom blogging conglomerate plans to close its network

at the end of July.

"Over the past nine months we have been analyzing the most effective way to rationalize this business. We have concluded that, considering the needs of our 400-strong writer group and those of our customers and advertisers, the business is not sustainable without additional financial support," stated Jill Asher, a co-founder of SV Moms Group. "It is anticipated that it will take approximately three months to complete the process of closure," stated Ms. Asher. Approximately 22,000 blog posts will remain public and available for the foreseeable future.

"We recognize these are very difficult decisions affecting our writers, their families and the blogging community as a whole," continued Ms. Asher. "We expect this elite community of bloggers to continue to thrive organically." SV Moms Group announcing that the brand will be wound down does not exclude the potential for an investor to purchase the company in the short-term. The privately held company is expected halt operations by September.

1 comment:

Teresa from A Mother's Haven said...

Just found out about the LA Moms Blog now - so sad that it's no more! :-(


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