Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Goodbye J-land

I guess this will be my last entry here.  I don't know if I will continue to do a blog or not.  I'm glad I made the decision to end Dear Ally a couple of days ago . . . at least that journal will go away on my terms.
 
It is sad, as Donna pointed out, that the powers at be knew nearly two months ago that this was going to happen and thought so lowly of us that they didn't want to let us know.  I just got an email about an hour ago from AOL informing me.  I found out from the many journals I visited tonight.
 
Looks like, as I commented on Donna's journal, that Halloween will be the end of J-land.  Certainly no treat for us but only a trick.  I believe that tonight was the unofficial end of J-land as we know it.  Many have flocked to blogger already and Jimmy did that long ago when the ads appeared.  He is a step ahead of all us newbies. 
 
If I don't choose to move I will try and visit you all.  I love the relationships and friends that I have made here and value them dearly.  I suspect there will be very little new entries here from anyone from here on out . . . after all who wants to invest into something that has been given the death penalty? 
 
I hope you will all have happy hump days tomorrow and I want to leave you with this . . . change is good sometimes.  Change is bound to happen many times in your life.  This won't be the first time you will be upset at someone not will it be the last.  Things may not go the way we want them too but as smart human beings we learn to adapt and build on perfection and make it better.  I suspect that the new J-land at Blogger or wherever else is bound to be better than here.  It may take time but I think in the end you will all wonder why you didn't do it sooner and that you are even more happy and will thank AOL for giving you that little push like a momma bird to their chick.  Luv ya!  TTFN

12 comments:

emmi2sweet said...

I didn't get the e-mail until late tonight. I only knew this morning because when I went to my journal to add graphics I saw the banner. I should have just stayed at blogger when the banner ads came along. I just didn't like the change so I cam eback to AOL. Guess I just don't have that option anymore. =( Emmi

mleighin21st said...

Oh, I hope you do decide to migrate.  Most that I know are going to blogger.  I just started a folder in favorites to keep track of everyone that has a blog listed.  I'll be posting mine in I was thinking...  
I'm still freaking out.  Read the entries in Magic Smoke, that explains the things that they're doing.
                                                                      :)  Leigh

sangrialel said...

I hope you choose to come along with us, I would miss you if you didn't.  Linda

nightmaremom said...

I hope you come along my friend...  I will miss you terribly!
love ya
d

ktkamanski said...

Journaling won't be the same without you ~ No matter what you decide to do, know that you have a place in many hearts. You are a true friend. Thank you for sharing a part of you with us. Take care with hopes of reading your reads soon.
All my love to you always,
Katie
http://lovinyou4lovinme.blogspot.com/

johhnw said...

Tis sad to see these journals end.   I have enjoyed reading and following the lives of those that have a talent for writing, such as you.   :)  I hope we will stay in touch, you have made a diffference in my life and I would be very sad if that ended.      luvya!!!!!!     m

glensfork4 said...

I made a page....http://moshellslilbitofspace.blogspot.com/   you should come too.?

Michele

helloimkara said...

This is sooooooo depressing!!!!

Kara

cherry2sweet2eat said...

please dont leave stay with us i will really miss your kind words and advice

tsalagiman1 said...

Hi Allison,

I really haven't decided whether or not I will keep on journaling or not either.  I really question whether or not this "migration" to Blogger/Blogspot will be the success AOL thinks it will be.  Transferring files from even one computer to another sometimes results in lost files or information.  If you decide to continue, I will visit whenever I get a chance.  If not, I'll see you on MySpace and keep in touch!

I've always liked your positive upbeat attitude - you really do live up to your journal name!

Dirk

lisa41076 said...

This makes me so mad, Aol sucks !!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you will stay blogging somewhere, Love Ya Lisa

brandilynneliz said...

Um Allison, your ass better make a blogger and blogger. hehe

I demand it of you. HELL Even I have had a blog over there since the adds, we all knew it would happen we just didn't want to give this up. Even Chris (my best friend evaaa who I met through the journals) left us for blogger so long ago. He loves it there.  

ANYWHO you better go over there, i need my treats of you. :D