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


Indigo said...

I feel the same way about being able to destress through my journal. I'd like to think nothings changed but the format. Maybe a few new readers and friends in the mix. I stopped visiting AOL weeks ago, it's dried up like a ghost town now. What remains are the echoes of all the words and emotions that coasted across the wires, from keyboard to keyboard. (Hugs)Indigo

Chris said...

It's sad, but it was time, I think. I honestly think AOL will not exist in it's current form 1 year from now.

~Gem~ said...

Hi Charles,just moved (back..) --looking for and following everyone,
nice picture :-)

Jeannette said...

I'm sorry to see AOL close our journals. I'm not to keen about Blogger, it's a weird format! I don't like the enforced leaving, many people had spent years writing in their journals only to have AOL delete them. Jeannette xx