When I started this blog in 2006, one of the first things I did was to try to identify 'colleagues.' I felt a little alone and unsure of what I was doing, and I thought it would help.
I quickly found four breastfeeding bloggers - Angela at Breastfeeding 1-2-3, Andi at Mama Knows Breast, Sinead at Breastfeeding Mums, and Jen at The Lactivist. They quickly became both colleagues and friends.
Angela in particular became a great support and sounding board. She edited a draft of my book and gave me by far the most detailed and thoughtful comments, she was a sounding board when I had challenges of one sort or another, and she provided great feedback about carnival submissions. Her skills as both a La Leche League leader and a lawyer came in handy many times. This is on top of creating a wonderful, professionally written blog which inspired a loyal following.
So I was shocked and really disappointed to hear that her blogging network terminated all of its bloggers. As I understand it, the blog will remain up for now, but no new posts are planned at this point. Angela wasn't permitted to post a goodbye to her readers, so I'm posting it here. You're welcome to post your own messages in response in the comments section.
Last Friday without warning the blog network that owns Breastfeeding 1-2-3 terminated my contract along with that of every other blogger who was under contract. I am sad to have my relationship with the blog and its faithful readers end that way, without even a chance to say goodbye. Thanks to Tanya of the Motherwear Breastfeeding Blog, I am getting this chance.
I have thoroughly enjoyed writing for Breastfeeding 1-2-3 over the last three-and-a-half years. As my time as a breastfeeding blogger comes to a close and I move on to other endeavors, I just wanted to say goodbye and thank you for the support you have shown me and other breastfeeding mothers! Best wishes, Angela White