On 10th March 2008 30 Voices came to a close.

It was a great learning experience for all involved – we all shared some really intimate moments. Click on any of the voices in the right side column to see their posts. 

The site will stay up so any readers can dip into this experience and glimpse a view of what it’s like to be a woman in her 30s in Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Chicago, Colorado Springs, Atlanta, Germany, South Dakota, North and South of England, Kentucky, Belarus, Seattle, Sydney, Thailand, Queensland, and Iowa.


 

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I can’t remember exactly how the idea for Thirty Voices came up – I can only recall it was during one of the many online chats I was having with Stacy.

Thirty Voices not only gave me the chance to connect on a regular basis with women in my age group around the world, but it also gave me a chance to grow a bit as a person. Having to commit and be responsible for something on a regular basis without being able to slack off or give up enabled me to prove to myself I could do it. Thinking up challenges, writing posts made me use my brain for something creative – when my everyday job forces me to be the opposite to think laterally and technically.

The biggest thing though I think is the friends I have made through this site. It’s hard to think that a year ago, the blogging friends I have made through the site weren’t part of my life. I can’t imagine not going through my list of blogs I read (not every day sadly but at least once a week) and finding what is going on in Hong Kong, Colorado Springs, Thailand, Chicago, Belarus, Santa Monica etc. And that would have never happened if it hadn’t been for Thirty Voices.

I can not express how grateful I am to every single person who has contributed to the site in the past year – thank you for being part of something that started off as a little idea and became so much more. I really will miss you all.

Not Goth, 34, Redondo Beach, USA.

My personal blog is http://notgoth.wordpress.com