Almost three years ago I started on a fantastic voyage with internet friends. Sid, who had broadened my horizons and helped me find a new community to explore and was a great conversation starter with her hoarding blog topic. Carolyn, who I met doing a flash mob dance and jumped on board with no hesitation to help add people flooding in.
After BlogHer ’11 I impulsively typed up a group name, fortuitously named by Sid who wasn’t a mama, and we started a group dedicated bringing together women bloggers in southern California.
I just checked and the group was 664 members strong.
I remember how excited we were when we hit 50! 100! 500!
Blogging has come a long way the last few years. Our group had changed a lot in those same years.
I’ve had a lot of changes in the last year. I am having a heck of a time right now. I’m trying to squeeze in extra time with my adoring little boys, trying to keep my head above water and wanting to make the blog a better jumping off point for freelance work while trying to find employment to make up the difference we need.
I can’t give the group the attention it needs with over 600 members and women requesting in by the dozen.
I went to a moderator position last year when it was time for it to take the next step that had been discussed – but wasn’t something I personally aspired for, not could give the time to.
I am a cheerleader.
I am a supporter.
I am not an entrepreneur nor a great leader.
This is my last week as a moderator for the SoCal Lady Bloggers Facebook group. (Because I still have a couple of messages I’m waiting to have answered – we research every addition to make sure they are a local blogger!)
Carolyn, who has always had a greater vision for SCLB, and Melissa, who is the superwoman I am not, are awesome. and Melissa Reyes is stepping in to help moderate the second board- and she will be perfect for it.
I’ll still be a member, steering newbies toward the right answers and being surprised at the amount of knowledge I have acquired myself after these year… I was pretty new to the game when I started the group. in August 2011. Just not there as often.
You may miss me. You may not notice my absence as much. And that’s OK. I’m still there.