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  1. <3. It was sad to see 20SB go, but I can relate to much of what you said here (save for being a community mod). Without 20SB, I don't think I would be the person I am today – so many of the people there helped me find myself, and the site led me to two of my ultimate best friends – something I will forever be grateful for.

    • I feel like I dealt with a few more negative experiences early on at 20SB than a lot of people dealt with. It was definitely a love/hate relationship with the site at first. That said, I grew to love it, which is part of why I volunteered to work as a community manager.

  2. This is a great farewell to 20sb. I was so sad to see it go too, I’ve been using the site since I started my blog in 2011 and have also met some insanely inspirational people, some good friends, and only a few assholes.

    I second that “if you know any other good places to find a blogging community” point! I’ve never found anything quite like it.

    • The only suggestions I’ve even had sent my way are Blog Matter and BlogHer. I’ve been on Blog Matter before and while I liked it, it’s basically dead last I knew. As for BlogHer, I’ve heard it’s really good, but it’s not exactly a site marketed as me as a male blogger.

  3. 20SB was the first blogging community that I was a part of when I started my blog and it’s still the only one where I felt a sense of belonging, where I loved to share my posts, where I loved to interact with everyone as much as I can on the forums. The shutting down of the community hit me pretty hard and while it’s sad, I’m still very much thankful for what it has brought me and my blog 🙂

    P/S Blog Matter is still very much alive after a revamp. It’s no longer a comment exchange system but more of a forum-like community now. You can go check it out if you wanna – http://blogmatter.com

    • Sorry for the delay in replying to this. For whatever reason Disqus flagged this comment as spam, so I didn’t see if until now. I may have to get back on Blog Matter in the near future. I just remember how dead it used to be back in the day. It always seemed to have great potential though, so I’m happy to hear things are turning around.

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