Saturday, 9 January 2016

My Free BOM Group Has Moved!

Phew! What a weekend. If you haven't already heard, my BOM Group has 'moved house'. Previously it was hosted on a Yahoo forum called groups, but there were always issues and the format was difficult to navigate. For myself personally, I could never load 'albums' worth of images that I wanted to share with members and felt restricted each month whenever I tried to share and connect with members.

For the last 2 years, I'd been looking for an alternative to Yahoo, but simply couldn't find one. The popularity of LE really showed us all how the Yahoo format simply couldn't cope with people wanting to share their work quickly and easily and this frustrated me. I wanted to spend my time designing and sharing - not struggling with the site.

Then, a dear friend of mine suggested Facebook Groups. Well, I wasn't keen on the idea at first. I only went on Facebook myself a few months ago. But there's no denying how fast, connected and easy the Facebook Group area is to navigate - it's not just better than Yahoo, it's miles better. So we've moved. And now that it's done, I wish I hadn't waited so long to do it.

Images are a breeze, chatting and answering comments is super easy to follow, share and respond to. I love it. Now I can get back to focusing on what really matters - the quilting!

My free BOM Group is called, "Esther's Blog: Quilt BOM Group" and you can search for it on Facebook or simply click the image above (or on the sidebar) to join. All our Moderators have moved with us and our Group is still Moderated to make sure everything runs smoothly and any stuck members can get the advice they need.

Sounds good? It is!

If you were a member of the Yahoo BOM Group and would like to join us in our new and improved location, you will need to join Facebook and join our Group 'again'. You were not automatically transferred over. To do so would have been a violation of your privacy rights and I would never move our membership lists to the new Facebook home without your consent. Join now by clicking the image above. 

Because the Yahoo Group hosts many images of people's work, I will not close it down immediately, but leave plenty of time for members to clear albums.

Membership is, and always will be, free. Why not join today? We're ready to welcome you to our friendly, creative hub.

10 comments:

  1. I quit the yahoo group ages ago as I was having a lot of trouble with it - I just looked at the facebook group and would love to join and will hit the right buttons and wait to hear back :)

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  2. Oh dear, I am not a member of fb and don't want to be. Many thanks for all the enjoyment I have had reading your BOM group postings.

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  3. I appreciate this move and have requested to join. I never did have much luck sorting through the Yahoo chaos, this will be much easier for me.

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  4. I just asked to join. Your work amazes me.

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  5. Thank you, Esther, for all the patterns you have shared on Yahoo over the years.

    I won't be joining you on facebook, at least for now, as facebook is not accessible on my internet connection.

    All the best!

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  6. You are so generous with your designs Esther. I would like to take this time to say THANK YOU.

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  7. Facebook is my favorite social medium--so much easier to follow threads and leave comments. Thanks for moving!

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  8. I too found the Yahoo groups a challenge to navigate. I enjoy the ease of Facebook and have already requested to join! Thank you!

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  9. I just found you and am so amazed with your talent! Wow. And also your generosity in sharing. Although I understand you were having difficulties with Yahoo, I'm sad that your BOM group is only on facebook as I'm not a fan. Is there any other way we can access your beautiful patterns?

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