Friday, October 31, 2008

Goodbye AOL JLand

I'm sad. I just went to look at my AOL blog, Sometimes I Think, one last time, and it's gone. Ugh. I wrote on that blog for almost five years. I was in AOL JournalLand for almost 5 years.

I know. We have to adjust. We have to change sometimes. I know all that. I know better days are to come. That doesn't mean I'm not sad.

Just to see such a stark screen where my blog once sat was hard. It was a grey steel black. There was a little writing on it -- and AOL was making an attempt to fix it up into some kind of special page or something - I guess a new project that they have going on. It was like half completed.

When I first saw the page my heart sunk. My blog was gone. And laugh if you want, I know THIS is my blog, but Sometimes I Think on AOL was my blog too. I loved it, it was my online home for a long time, and through it I met many, many people who I love very much. Yes, a lot of you are still here, and are over at Blogger. But I haven't found everybody yet. And we haven't had time to be community like we had been in awhile. Because we have just been trying to move our blogs from AOL and make them look like some kind of a blog, over here on Blogger (, LOL.

I don't know if I even like my blog. Not yet. It is awful funny looking! I can't make it do what I want, nor can I make it look how I want. But that will come in time.

I don't know, I'm just in shock. I'm a month behind everybody else, three weeks behind, because I was not here on Blogger when all of you who made the move from AOL to Blogger were overe here. That is of course because I was with my husband in Hershey, at his bone marrow transplant center, while he was trying to stay alive again. Thank God he made it. And as I came back, I have only had one week to scrape together this blog, move about four other blogs I have, move my husband's blog over, help a few others make it across, and then plop down in exhaustion right now. And I don't even have time to plop down in exhaustion right now, because I have to go out to an appointment.

I just wanted to get on here, and say that I am sad... As I was saying, I haven't had time to get involved with the community yet, and the other place (AOL Jland) is gone. I know I have been here at Blogger a week, but as I was saying, it's just been a mad scramble to move blogs. So I don't feel a part of Blogger yet, the Blogger community. I just haven't had time to visit you all much...

Okay, I am being silly... Of course I am part of the community, it is still the same community as it was over there! I just haven't had time to visit. And I still don't have time, I am off to the doctor to get my flu shot!

In the next few days I hope to get more connected with you all again. Thanks for being there for me!

Goodbye forever JLand, and AOL journals. Hello Blogger and community.

Krissy :)


  1. Change is inevitable. It's up to us to make the change a positive thing. I think we have. We've maintained our community and we're growing.


  2. I kept going to magic smoke on AOL from work to see if the replied to my numerous requests, questions, etc. Of course they hadn't.. then I got that dark screen to. Appears to be just a landing page of sorts. My journal... gone.. no addt'l journal here so mine is gone forever it seems. Lip service is all I got from AOL and Blogger both... I'm pissed that lied to me but will move onward
    love ya

  3. Happy Halloween!!!
    and we'll all be settled in comfy cozy in no time... :)

  4. I did the same and got a shock i wasn't expecting it till later tonight.
    In the UK we did not even get the black page, just white and blank with some writing at the top telling us it was no longer avaible. I expect this time next year AOL will be just a distant memory.
    Jenny <><

  5. It will seem like home before we know it. So many are here now that we'll all keep in touch. It will just take a little time. Each day I'm getting around better and better with doing more on my journal/blog. I still will call it a journal. 'On Ya' - ma

  6. Oh I feel the same way. I thought we had thru today to say good bye. I went to mine to make one last entry and it was gone already. Oh well. Yep, change...we all have to accept it. But I am with ya. Glad you are here and I'm laughing as your total visitors by country chart has a palm tree that is dropping coconuts as I type and they are rolling around on the beach. Cracks me up. Have a nice evening.

  7. cchange is hard, Krissy; I know I get comfortable with things and when I have to readapt it takes a bit to feel comfortable again; I know we will eventually; it is hard for you because you kept the same journal for those 5 years! so much history in yours; I blogged since 2005 but never kept a journal for more than 7-10 months so I don't have that attachment like you did, if I did, I can understand how you feel about losing it; like losing an old friend; hugs to you


  8. Thank you so much for your comment Krissy. I hope john Is better. Love Pam xx

  9. Hi Krissy, I was a little sad but not too much now that i`m used to Blogger and almost everyone has crossed over too. I`m hoping that it`ll be even better than AOl eventually. :o)

    Love Sandra xxxx

  10. Krissy, take your time, we'tr not going anywhere. As for me, I'm still trying to figure out the insanity behind some of the Blogspot eccentricities. IT'S ADJUSTMENT TIME!!!

  11. I feel the same.. it was sad, strange and weird to not have my AOL journal there. I'm thinking that e-mail might be next to go! I hope not.. hope things are going ok.. Lisa

  12. I seen chucks blog on the deceased list and I just had to a follower a memorial to him.
    I think all of his readers should be a follower of chucks blog to keep his spirit alive.

  13. Hi Krissy

    Well i am behind as usual. Am hoping that i have worked alerts out..... lets hope it all works out ok.
    Will play catch up when i get a moment to go through mails.
    Take care
    hugs Jayne

  14. I hate it too, Krissy, but am getting used to it. Like you, I've still not located everybody, still looking. I'm inviting you to visit my journal "A New Beginning."
    It's not HEY LET'S TALK, but will do till I get it running again.
    Love you much...John too.

  15. I know how you feel about our Journals on AOL ~ I still can't get over aol cutting them all off ~ Ally x

  16. Hi Krissy so glad you have made it back.

  17. Hi< Iknow what you mean hun I miss some of my friends from over there. I am so depressed about it too. I lost my website. Its so so depressing. So Don't feel bad. You will find alot of us feel the same way way hun. hun. Hope your hubby is feeling better hun. Bye bye for now. Ruth

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