Tuesday, September 30, 2008

~ I'm Out of Here ~

Hi folks...  I had a rant all planned and decided screw it.  AOL and the journal staff (if you can even call them that) acted in the most unprofessional manner.  To wake up to a few entries with the news and to see a freakin ad banner telling us they were closing shop.  Cowards!!  The ones we depended on most turned their backs and decided to let a select few in on the secret moments before it happened even though they knew for months.   Thanks AOL I'm so glad I haven't given you a penny in the past few years.  I'd rather wipe my a$$ with my hard earned cash then give it to a company that treats its supporters as you did. 

 

Did I say I wasn't going to rant?  LOL  Well I'm done here.  I probably won't post in this journal again.  I will fill the tag requests and leave my alerts on until AOL decides to shut them down.  If you decide to move please either leave your link in an entry or email me.  I hate the thought of losing such good friends.  I opened shop over at blogger, feel free to stop by.  I left followers up so if you add yourself I can find you there too.  Please take a second to do so.  Until I figure out entry alerts I will be using that as my key.  Good gawd... so much dust at the other place and I barely scratched the surface.  So much to learn!!  I'm going to be screaming for help in no time.  At least I figured out how to get animation to work.  That would totally suck if I hadn't!!

 

I want to say thank you to all those that have visited over the years I so appreciated your company and the support.  I only wish those that stopped and did not leave a comment would have done so.. there is still the chance tho ::grin::  Hugs to all of you and I do hope I continue to see you around.

 

love ya

~d

 

23 comments:

scmhaymaker said...

I'll miss all of this - even the AOL doesn't work crap.  I've really enjoyed getting to know you and sharing part of your life.  Good luck in your new venture.  I'll be seeing you.

purplehazebarn said...

I don't quite understand.  Are you saying J-Land is closing down the Journal sites?  Please, don't let it be true.  So many of you have become almost as family to me.  Your email alerts were something I looked forward to when I opened my computer.  Hope I will be able to find all of you at other blogger sites--but since my computer skills are very limited, I rather doubt I will be able to find my way around.  So sorry, if this is true.  Can't believe AOL would do that!  Hugs, LaVern

luvrte66 said...

Looking forward to a continued friendship on the other forum. This is not great, but we will all deal, and we'll all help each other as we figure things out!

Hugs, Beth
http://nutwoodjunction.blogspot.com/

floridalady4u said...

I hope I did this correctly.  I had to post my master screen name ...but it is the one and only Mari!!!!

treesrgreen78 said...

Best of luck Donna, I am going to miss you very much.  I am like purple haze, very limited in journalling and certainly have no idea how to blog.  Will though look for your site.  Take care.  Thank you again for all your wonderful tags and  pics of your family and your friendship.

purplehazebarn said...

D, I visited your new journal at Blogger, but I didn't see any place to sign up for alerts.  Did I just miss it, or isn't there an alert system there?  Would appreciate guidance in following all my friends, even though I don't have a journal, and don't comment too often.  You are friends, and I look forward to read about your day to day happenings.  LaVern

lonestarval said...

Though I'm not a member of Journals I do feel bad for everyone that has invested so much time into them like you.  I knew you wouldn't be detered and would make the move hastily and I wasn't disappointed in that assumption.  LOL  I hope all goes well for you and the others.

Valerie

treesrgreen78 said...

I went to visit you on your blog and tried to leave a comment but dont think it worked, tells me a lot, I am not even smart enough to leave a comment so trying to make a blog is out of the question.  

dbp2000 said...

Here is my new link.  I can't believe this!

Donna
http://dustbunnyprotector.blogspot.com/

jjdolfin9 said...

Already been over to your new place.  See you there.
Hugs, Joyce

stephycce said...

following you there :)
Stephy

ndnhunny30 said...

I am trying to get there lol! If you figured out how to get animation to work you way ahead of me! Hope to see you there soon and ditto ALL you said about AOL!!
Robyn

gogirl023 said...

That was one rotten thing that ahell has done to all of you bloggers.  I have been a follower of yours for awhile and will be following you.  I hope i can figure out how to add you to the new blog.  

jeanno43 said...

Well, I am struggling at Blogger and probably will not stay.  You make me feel so bad about saying a select few Donna.  I had no say in the matter, do not know why I was picked.  Wish I had not been but they needed someone to do their dirty work I suppose.  If I do not get the hang of blogger, I would like to thank you for your friendship, your support, your beautiful graphics.  I wish you a long and happy life with few troubles and may God always watch over you.  I am still gutted.

mutualaide said...

I wanted to rage and rant too but decided I'd rather be happy moving than miserable moving ... so you found mine, now I'll go find your new spot.

I keep wondering to myself ... is there a class action suit somewhere?  Not that I would, but that thought -- you know -- a little payback -- LOL ... SHAME ON ME.

See you over at blogger Donna and thanks for all the wonderful memories here.

elainey2465 said...

Im so sad!!!!! xxxxx sad :(

msdarann said...

what a bummer!  I've so enjoyed your journals Donna!  

markonit said...

... I am working on getting things together over there as well ... and I guess I will put in my last ... maybe one more entry ... see you again soon ..!

johnbeach05 said...

I've so enjoyed your journals , I hope  to keep in touch on Blogger..............................Luv   Johnmichael

carolsixpac said...

Please please Donna, keep in touch with me, I value and honor your friendship so much and you know how much I need it right now-you have my email address-John is still in a coma and it looks like Im going to have to make decisions-so please please keep praying and much thanks to you and all your readers. You know I love your tags, but you I consider a friend and very dear. Im so behind in mail, so please write and if I miss it, write again please-hugs and love ya. Carolina

queeniemart said...

why would AOL pick one or two or three or whatever CERTAIN journalers and let those people tell others? That is BS. I mean, they are no different than you or me....right? Are they paid by AOL to then pick ONLY their buddies to send out this announcement?
AOL dropped the ball.....and made a shitty, stinky mess of something that HURTS so many. Blogger is awful, so far.  I have no clue to WTH i am doing and even after getting the hang of it, it ain't no JLAND.

At least i still got you, babe.

ocoeegurlie26 said...

Oh hunny, *hugs* I just dont even know what to say cause honestly you spoke it well for us all. First of all, i want to let you know Anywhere u go i will go. So i will check out ur new j soon here. This whole aol hometown closing down is beyond horrible and just a bunch of bs. As u mentioned the way they handled it or rather didnt handle it is really about the worse part of it all. I blogged at aol js from the beginning. As most of us had. When some ppl left to go to other spots i stuck with it here mainly, i do blog on myspace too. Anyhow i have had several js but the one close to my heart, i hold dear is the one u have read. I have had that one about 3 yrs i think. Im just so mad and saddened by all this. Its just unreal :( I am for one glad i havent spent a dime on aol the past few yrs. They dont deserve anyones money. there decietful and greedy. I want to ty u too. For your kindness, friendship and just being amazing to us all. Ty for the memories. But as they say home is where the heart is. Even though it will be a new home your new blog i mean. It will still have the heart and soul that u bring to it. Anyway i love yah dear, *hugs* Leslie

lifes2odd said...

I've moved on and signed up as one of your followers :-)
I like blogger, have wanted to move over for a while now, but no, I stayed loyal to AOL - look what I got for that! So, I don't mind moving on, but one thing that might be a problem for you, the max amout of followers is 100. I was already 76 on your list! Martha