Saturday, October 25, 2008

Acceptance and Goodbye to my Original Journal

October 30 is the last day that anyone can post in there AOL journal. It won't matter for me anymore. Even though AOL gave me a great way to vent how I felt, I won't be posting a "Going Away" post there. I've already accepted that my journal is just about non-existent. Which is why I took the liberty of deleting all of my posts. That way I have some sense of control the loss. Although they are gone from my Journal, they still reside in my heart and my computer until I can get a flash drive to save them on. I even save some of the pictures too. Everything from Scalzi's "grape spewing clone (LOL) to my sister's Unique fourth of July fireworks display.

It's funny, if it wasn't for blogging, I think I would have lost all of my hair because of stress. Everyone who read my post about my suspension from work in 2005 were so supportive. On some of the darkest days at work when I came home and I read my favorite blogger's posts, seem to put a sparkle in my eye. Every Weekend Assignment, every Easy Question, and every Saturday Six I participated in, gave me something fun to do when I was bored or blue. AOL journals was a fun blogging community it's a shame to see it go.

R.I.P. March 14, 2005 - October 31, 2008

Friday, October 10, 2008

The Great Exodus 2

Right now i'm in the process of saving and then deleting 300+ posts from my AOL journal. There is no point of linking it here because it will be deleted by the end of this month. Its a shame that AOL is basically giving a lot of people the boot and erasing AOL journals. A lot of people invested their time, blood, sweat, and tears into not only posting there, but also the techs that created it and making it better. How can they do that to people, welcome them in and then just let them go. I guess at least they are helping the journalers to transfer there post over to blogger. It just makes me wonder how many people will actually continue on, and how many will quit. Its kind of sad though.