In May 2007, we launched The Pittsburgh Women's Blogging Society as a community building tool for female bloggers in this region. We drew upwards of 50 contributors - using the blog to both republish content from their page and create original content.
In the ensuing six years, the number of female bloggers in Pgh has increased significantly and the community building is happening all over the place - Twitter, Facebook, face to face gatherings.
We've made a few efforts to organize and get together to discuss our future, but we haven't been successful in making that happen. Perhaps because its already happening? But maintaining The Society requires time and effort and energy even with the use of lovely automation tools.
And the time has come to close our doors. Rather than allow our blog to languish, it makes sense to end on a high note - our sixth anniversary! So on May 31, the blog will close shop as will the social media tools. It won't be deleted, just not public - the archives will be available should there be a need to revisit these formative years in blogging.
Thank you for your contributions to the Burghosphere! :-)
If you have questions, please feel free to ask ...