Thursday, October 30, 2008

~ Tuck me in and turn out the lights ~

I hope someone will tuck this journal in and turn out the lights...    I think I've been strung along by the powers that be at both AOL and Blogger and they have no intention of my journal moving.  Since the day after the migration link was published I expressed my issues and concerns.  Never was I given a straight answer, and to this day I've still not gotten one.  I guess they just want me to go away.  :::sigh:::  Tomorrow they have their wish.   This and that, and hockey! will be gone......


I do want to thank each of you that have followed my trials and tribulations.  All the good times, the laughs, the jokes, the fun..  Those of you that gave your shoulder for me to cry on.. or to lean on.  Those that spoke words of wisdom to help get me through the darkest days.  Most of all thank you for the love and support you gave me as I watched my sister move on to a better place.   That entry and the 160+ comments left more has been saved in word.  All 36 pages.  I will never ever forget you for the love you poured out.  It's to bad we are the only ones that see what this community brought.  The money hungry bastards just want to move on and toss us aside like yesterdays paper.  Not I... I will carry each of you with me.


I know some have followed me to blogger and I do appreciate it.  Ds Designs and Other Things will be my home for now.  Stop in and say hi.. let me know you're there, become part of my life.. and let me become part of yours. 


Love you all...... and sending hugs your way


hugs


~d 


PS don't forget to turn out the lights.....


 


41 comments:

msdarann said...

not sure if you'll see this since tomorrow you'll end this chapter.  I'm just sad for you that it turned out to be such a bummer.  I'm happy tho, that I followed you to your new adventure Donna.. You've been an added joy to my internet time!!  Thank you for letting me in on your life and for the tags and beautiful pictures that you grace us with!!
xo
~Darlene~

steviemoore83 said...

*Cries*..love you Donna...and this journal. So many memories, not only for you, but for all of us, your readers. I'm gonna miss it, but PLEASE keep goin over at blogger.

Love ya Mary Beth...*tucks journal in*..(aol bastards)

Lv Stevie
xxxxxxxxxxxx

scotthlori said...

I just left them my own personal goodbye.  @@ Jerks.

LORI

firestormkids04 said...

I will miss this journal, but I followed you and will be at your side.  Love you, sis.  Blessings, Penny

ilbelle said...

Donna, I'm so sorry that you never were able to transfer your journal.  AOL has really let us all down, in more ways than one.  And now they're doing away with AOL Pictures!  I thank my lucky stars I never stored anything there ... never did trust them to keep photos safe!!!!  They want our money ... but ...   Oh well, you've moved on to a nice place ... I'm visiting whenever I can.  Thank you for sharing your tags with us these past few years and for sharing of yourself.  Take care ...

Peace~
Linda

specialadyfink said...

Yes we got tossed out like yesterdays newspaper,but they can't take away our mem-ries -good times and bad.I think AOL is closing their doors and letting us take a little time moving our belongings.It has to be an overload for blogger-I already had  a journal there but rarely put anything in it.At least we aren't out in the cold-we have a new home.So it's goodbye J-land -was nice while it lasted -now on to the 'spot' where the green grass grows.
Hugs to ya D'

connie

astra1547 said...

Hi Donna...

Its a shame that you will lose all your entries and comments. And hope you will be happy to write a gain in your new home on Blogger. I will stop by and say hi...
Best Wishes to you...  
                                        and
                           GOOD-BYE TOO AOL!

Astra!
http://astra1547.blogspot.com/

ASTRA1547@sky.com

astoriasand said...

I am so so sad tonight reading all these goodbyes.Its such a shame and I darn't put out what I think Donna.I am so sorry you never got your journal transferred it's a crying shame.So many people seem to be lost in space as yet not knowing which way to turn from e.mails I have recieved this week .Some not so popular as others but J/land was lifeline for them.As always everyone is just a number in big companies and I will always say so.I will pray tonight for a miracle for you and all your wondeful work they are deleating that at th elast minute we may see it come over.See you over there in a weeks time after my break.Until then Take Care I'll keep praying for you and yours, I Hope your Father is healing. God Bless Kath.
http://kath-mysimplerhymes2.blogspot.com/

fasttrack58 said...

I wasn't able to transfer my journal over either... I'm just glad we are all still together......
Linda :)

lanurseprn said...

I'm so sad at all of this. Especially that you haven't been able to move your beautiful journal. You helped me decorate mine Donna. I have enjoyed reading yours and hope you do keep writing at your new place.
Ok...I'm closing the door....but we're opening a new one, right?
Hugs and love,
Pam

carolsixpac said...

Honey I will always stay close by ya and glad I got your new site. Its sad what aol is doing-they can never seem to get it right and customer service never seems to be a top priority........I got a note of storage space closing down too...seems they have alot of problems and are continually making changes without fixing the problems they already got. Just remember were all in this together trying to work our way thru it but one good thing is..aol brought us all together  and for that I am forever grateful. Love ya my sweet friend.

sunnybethe said...

"Turning Out the Lights"...I am wondering if we could get the hundreds to all delete thier Journals all at the same time.  Won't that throw AOL's server into the frenzy.  I think I'm going to delete mine sometime tomorrow.  I'd rather do it myself rather than giving them control.  Although I am wondering if they will just leave the journals the way the are.  I suppose not, huh?  Oh well, upwards and onwards!

Luv ya hun & will be with you no matter where, Bethe

http://harborofpalms.blogspot.com/

chillininjville said...

I'm a follower at your new home D......all of this that AOL is doing is just sad.....they don't relaize the friendships, love and support that a lot of people have made through j-land.....ugh...just sad to see it end.

Love you bunches my frined!!
Hugs
Angela

rap4143 said...

Sighhhhhhhhh so sad but keep the door open at your new home!!!!

Betty

gen0507 said...

Donna~
I am so sorry that they did nothing to help you.  I kept thinking surely they would come through.  Now I see they don't care!!

HUGS:)

bridgetteleigh75 said...

Goodnight, sleep tight.  

::turning out the lights::

Sweet dreams, D.

XOXO

specialadyfink said...

Funny AOL has pulled our plug but IE let me view it.
Goodbye J-Land
See ya'll on the flip side
connie
http://conniesphotos.blogspot.com/
http://windsweptwhispers.blogspot.com/

http://connie-anyway.blogspot.com/

http://anyway-connie.blogspot.com/

http://anywayagain.blogspot.com/

lonestarval said...

I'm so sorry that you haven't gotten what you wanted.  No one deserves to be strung along like that.  I do hope your new blog will be as successful as this one.  I'm sure it will be since you seem to be so sincere and nice.

Valerie

cayasm said...

This is so appalling Donna, they have no idea how many people including yourself that has been hurt by closing down journals, as I have said before a lifeline to many, Shame on them, and to leave until the last minute when they know you cannot complain anymore, just a dreadful way to treat people.

see ya on the flipside


Yasmin
xx

a2002v2002 said...

Hugs and love D. This Journal will always be remembered! I Thank You for all your sharing and talking straight from the hip and love you for that. Thank you for the times you stopped by and times you offered your help. You are a wonderful lady to get to know.

Not only AOL shut down on me But so is MSN Journals and Groups and Multiply is having problems taking in the MSN Groups so may lose them after all this moving! Talk about stress all at once. But you know about that, huh?

Love and always the best for your life.,
Ann

Yes, I scattered to the winds ;-)

http://beauty-inart.blogspot.com/

http://annlrd.wordpress.com/

http://www.myspace.com/littlerunningdeer

http://spirit2lrd.multiply.com/

ktkamanski said...

It so saddens me to think your words, thoughts, pictures and emotions will be left here as a memory that many will never forget. They may have to set a deadline, lets hope they will bring your words home soon! You were my 2nd journal ever read online - I will thank AOL for that one!  Your the best for being YOU!
Take care,
Katie

fisherkristina said...

I put my last comment in the wrong place donna, on your last entry instead, LOL.  I was just telling you that I was so sorry that your blog may not being moving.  so many years of your life.  i know i would be crushed, so i am crushed for you also.

anyway, i also wanted to tell you that i will turn out the lights, but, i am turning them on on the other side.  see you in blogger -- the jland community will just continue on over there.  

love you sweetie!

krissy
http://sometimesithink-krissy.blogspot.com

floridalady4u said...

Miss this blog already ....this one is so easy to look at and to leave a comment.  I am not one that likes changes.

Big hugs sent to you ...Mari

glensfork4 said...

See you on the other side.....

Michele

glensfork4 said...

See you on the other side.....

Michele

jjdolfin9 said...

This is such a sad time.  Glad we are still connected somewhere.
Hugs, Joyce

sdoscher458 said...

Oh I am so sorry that they have failed to be able to move your journal, now I understand why all the popular ones are having problems due to size content. Wow, it sucks cause you have done so much for this community and have been there when anyone needed a special something for their blog...that hurts. Will follow you over on the other one...all your friends will...love, Sandi

nelishianatl said...

I'm already with you on Blogger but I had no idea until I read this how bad it is.  It's awful that NO ONE stepped up and helped you get your journal migrated and that is heartwrenching.  YOu've put your life's work into this.  I'm sad about this.  Donna, I am just so sorry to read this.  Not one person said anything about the size of our journals.
I guess in this case SIZE REALLY DOES MATTER.  (An attempt to make you smile)

((((((DONNA))))))))))

Nelishia

lilysparadise said...

I'm so sorry to hear about all the problems with Blogger and your journal. Too bad they couldn't find a way to migrate your journal in parts, if it was too large for just one place. I am not making myself at home much at Blogger, as I am now finding that some of my comments are not being shown on people's blogs. It's mainly the ones that have changed their comment forms embedded below their post. I have been trying to save everyone's email addy, so I can comment, but this sucks big time for me. I have also been getting tons of spam to my aol email, and not pleased. I've probably picked up a few nasties trying out different templates and counters and such. :::SIGH:::
Always, Rose~*
(I miss my AOL journal)

johnbeach05 said...

Sorry to hear all your problems.  See you on Ds Designs and Other Things  
                Take care and have a good weekend.....Johnmichael

penlady708 said...

Sad to hear you got stuck by both aol and blogger...

I had a problem where I would get a blog front page but it would say no entries or postings; then would find out via the dashboard they were imported but not published; there was a dropdown thing that had publish as one of the instructions, which I hit after selecting all of the entries.  

another instance I had to go back and do the ones with HTML graphics one at a time, I am not familiar with HTML in the first place I just learned by shuffling things around.  I have no idea what I am doing most of the time but somehow a blogging Angel is sitting on my shoulder and helps me thru.  I don't know if any of this will help your problem, but you never know.  I'll keep a good thought for you and come see you at the new spot, I enjoyed your words of wisdom and awesome art.

may your paths be peaceful
may your days be bright
may your dreams be pleasant ones
within your sleeping sight.
S.

jlocorriere05 said...

I suppose journals will disappear some time today. I'm so sorry they can't help you but there's no money involved is there so why whould they bother? I hate this monetary greed thing and I hate AOL for disrupting our community. I'm just hoping they'll be able to migrate your journal after the deadline. Jeannette xx  

Linda's World said...

At last I've found you. Hope you're feeling better each day. Linda in Washington state

http://lindasworld-lindasworld.blogspot.com/

http://packyourbagsletsgo.blogspot.com/

Indigo said...

I'm doing the happy dance, it's on this side of the blogsphere! Feel better soon dear friend! (Hugs)Indigo

Martha said...

Can you believe this is here on blogger! Whoo-hoo!!! UNBELIEVABLE!

Chris/cacklinrosie101 said...

You're here, D! Whoo hoo, we are all doing the happy dance for you until you can do it yourself! Guido was searching and found it. Whoo hoo! Whoo hoo! Love you!

Beth said...

Donna, they did it! They got it over here for you! Happy happy joy joy! Woohooo!

Carol said...

This is so great, that they managed to save your journal. It's amazing what they can do when they try isn't it.??
Wishing you a speedy recovery Donna.
Hugsxx

Trees said...

wow I finally found out where u were been struggling with this blog thing to just get one going and find my friends and I am very very sad to see you have shut down this one.

Trees said...

i must have misunderstood that aol finally got it right and sent u here,lmao. So glad to see I can still visit. Horrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrray.

Trees

http://trees-gardenofhope.blogspot.com

Shelly said...

Yeah!! Those bastards should pay us for having to leave!!!!! seriously, I'll miss this place.
Remember when I won the hockey tournament? That was cool. All those beautiful tags and graphics...photos of Bug...they'll be plenty more!! : )