Hey everyone! Just popping in today with a quick but important update…
If you were a member of my GirlBoss Bloggers Facebook group and went to check it out today, only to find that… Hey, the group disappeared!
You’re right! The group has disappeared.
Facebook closed down the group yesterday without warning, due to a trademark issue with the word “GirlBoss”.
They sent me a message to notify me right after it happened, but there was nothing I could do, unfortunately.
It’s 100% my fault for not looking into trademarks before choosing a name for the group. However, OBVIOUSLY I wish Facebook had allowed me some time to give you ladies a heads up before they deleted the group! I’ve received countless messages from concerned members, thinking they’d been blocked from the group for some reason.
If that was you, please don’t worry! You were not blocked, and you didn’t do anything wrong 🙂
While this (obviously) is a pretty crappy situation, I’m trying to look on the bright side. I know how much you all loved the group, but we still have each other – and always will. We can create a brand-new group, and make it EVEN MORE AMAZING than the one before!
And don’t worry – I WILL be checking the name of this one against all existing trademarks first 😉
If you want to stay updated on the progress of the new group, please signup for my mailing list here. I’ll send out a big email once I have the new group up and running!
I also wanted to thank you all so, SO much for the wonderful words of support and encouragement you sent me yesterday. I was feeling a little down in the dumps, but your sweet words really cheered me up. So thank you!
These were just a few of the many amazing things you all had to say about the group…
Comments like these are exactly why I LOVED our group so much, and why I’m sad to see it go. But remember: the new group will be even better! You ladies are amazing, and as long as you are part of the group, there’s nothing that can stop us.
I’m going to take a little bit of me-time (I’m receiving dozens of messages from distraught and concerned ex-embers every day, which is eating up quite a bit of my “work-time” – thanks Facebook!) but I’m hoping to have our new group started in the next week or two 🙂
From the bottom of my heart – thank you for your patience, support, and love. You mean the world to me!