Launched in 2009, ShePosts was a resource for women that blog with stories about the industry, technology, blogging, and sharing great reads from around the blogosphere. But since the end of September there haven’t been any new updates, leading folks to wonder if ShePosts was down for the count.
Happily there is good news to report! In a note from the editors, this announcement was made:
We’ve been working hard behind the scenes, collaborating on an exciting future for ShePosts. As you may know, Esther Brady Crawford founded the website in 2009. Esther’s brilliance is calling her to grand things with the up-and-coming GLMPS iphone app and many other endeavors. We are excited to announce that a change of ownership has occurred through a sale of the site, with Kristen Howerton and Deb Rox stepping up to partner as co-owners going forward. Kristen has been acting as managing editor of ShePosts for the past year, and Deb brings a wealth of experience as an entrepreneurial business development and project management consultant with deep roots in the blogosphere as a blogger, agent/business liaison for bloggers and frequent conference speaker. We plan to continue Esther’s goal of being a knowledgeable resource for news, information and analysis about the influential women’s blogosphere. Fortunately, Esther has agreed to stay on as Founding Advisor, and you’ll still see her posts here when she can squeeze in time. We are thrilled to carry on her vision.
I asked Deb Rox about the changes.
ShePosts is an important website for women in blogging. Before ShePosts, independent information and analysis about our industry sector was hard to come by unless you had a really rich back channel. The site is a resource to bloggers across the spectrum from newcomer to blogosphere leader, and I’m excited to step in with Kristen and help take ShePosts to the next level.
Kristen Howerton is similarly excited.
I’ve really enjoyed acting as managing editor of ShePosts for the last year. It’s been very gratifying to be able to shine a spotlight on all of the great things happening in the female blogging space. I’m thrilled to continue Esther’s vision, and also excited to be partnered with Deb, who brings a great deal of enthusiasm and experience to our team.
This is very exciting news. With social media news sites such as Mashable and TechCrunch often overlooking what is happening in the women’s blogosphere, it’s great news to see sites that focus on our space. Will you be reading?