Wednesday, October 1, 2008

AOL is shutting down our journals and FTP Space

....AOL will be losing their creative journaling population..... I have transferred my journal to blogspot but the photos and some of the fonts need correcting...I will just leave things as they are for now....because I have begun another blog here and this one will just be an archive blog... I made the deadline: Oct. 31, 2008....I had to publish 355 entries and no more than 15 at a didn't take too long...but it did transfer......I hope to use it as a resource for inspiration......

Here is my new blogspot photo journal site: my photo and journals friends: I hope you will join me and follow my site.

Some History:

If you haven't already heard I"m here to tell you that our blogging space here at AOL is going to be shut down.....I don't know why or what drove this decision..although I"m sure I'll learn more in a few days since this message is so new. I am open to ideas on where to go to do a similar blogging feature. My email will probably live on for awhile but really the main reason I stayed with AOL was to retain my old email and to blog. I don't know what AOL is thinking but maybe reading the People Connection blog will shed some light on this.

Here is the text of the email I received late yesterday, which I am sure the other AOL journalers also's probably a result of someone's cost benefit analysis. I"m going to explore some of the sites that others who left AOL created during the last big fiasco and see what they are doing now. This is so dissappointing...but I will try to remember that when one door closes...another one opens!

Dear AOL Hometown/FTP user,

We’re sorry to inform you that on Oct. 31, 2008, AOL® Hometown and FTP will be shut down permanently. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

Though you will be able to modify your Hometown site and access FTP until this date, we urge you to save your AOL Hometown/FTP content immediately, and consider other options for hosting your site. Read more about how to download and save your Hometown/FTP files here.

In the meantime, please bookmark the People Connection Blog, where you can find out more about AOL Hometown/FTP. You can also subscribe to the People Connection Blog RSS feed to stay informed about any changes. We’ll be updating the People Connection Blog often, so please check it regularly.

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we make this transition. Again, we apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.


The AOL Hometown Team