I don't know what that number means, exactly, except it's a milestone of sorts.
Honestly, it's a little bittersweet. As you may have heard already, we received word this week that SV Moms Group, the umbrella organization that runs LA Moms, is putting up its last new posts on June 30.
My first LA Moms post went up October 28, 2008. Not even two full years, and yet, it dramatically changed my life. Instead of being just another mommy blogger, I was part of this dynamic community. I started meeting fellow local bloggers, and count them among my friends now. I look forward to events, not just for the event, but for the opportunity to spend time with some of my favorite ladies. Jessica Gottlieb, a former LA Mom blogger, hooked me up with Parentella, and I was part of another dynamic blogging community. And then, I was invited to be a Yahoo! Mother Board member, and am so excited for our summit next month and I love covering the monthly topics. I have LA Moms (and particularly Florinda, for first inviting me to apply) to thank for all of it.
As I try to celebrate this anniversary, I mourn the loss of an incredible community. I know the friendships will continue, and we are already trying to find a way to keep the LA Moms community together, but it won't be the same. It is indeed a milestone in this journey of the blogosphere.
Not to sound too maudlin, I am eternally grateful for everyone who has been a part of this journey with me. No matter how long it lasts, no matter how many milestones there are, the journey is most enriching because of you.