I was shocked when I saw this tweet on my screen:
My reaction was one of shock, sadness, gratitude and confusion.
SV Moms Group is shutting down? What? No way! I love them! Why are they shutting down?!!!
This thought played on a loop in my head as I raced around the Internet looking at other people's reaction to the news.
Many on Twitter felt the same way I did:
SV Moms Group is a blogging institution. Since the SV Moms Blog was founded in 2006 by Jill Asher, the cofounders -- Asher, Beth Blecherman, and Tekla Nee -- have grown the group to 11 different sister sites with 350+ contributing editors. Their sidebar buttons are instantly recognizable and it has created a close community of thousands.
Even as I type it, I cannot quite believe that all of it will be shut down at the end of the month.
We've heard the statement, "They have meant a huge amount to the sport," over and over again at every Olympics and major sporting event when a long-time player is retiring. I think this is applicable in the blogging community, as well.
It is always tough when a well respected member of long standing closes up shop.
It leaves a void that is never quite fillable.
And SV Moms Group will leave quite a void, indeed.
Thanks for the four years and all your hard work, SV Moms!
You have meant so much to so many.
You will be missed.
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