Tuesday, September 30, 2008

AOL Journals - RIP

A couple of years ago I experimented a little with AOL Journals blogging service, but I eventually decided to do all of my blogging with Blogger. My old AOL Journal, Poli Ticks, is still there, but now I blog about politics on one of my Blogger blogs, Political Desk. I just received this dispiriting email from AOL:

Dear AOL Journals user,

We're sorry to inform you that on Oct. 31, 2008, AOL(R) Journals will be shut down permanently. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.

It's very important that you save your Journals content before the shutdown. We're working on a way to easily move your Journal to another blogging service -- you can expect an email within the next week with more details about how to do it. We want the transition to go as smoothly as possible for you, so you'll have two choices. You can either save your information manually and find another place to blog on your own, or choose to automatically transfer your Journal to a different blogging service we've selected.

In the meantime, please bookmark the
People Connection Blog, where you can find out more about AOL Journals. 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.


The AOL Journals Team

It will be interesting to see what service they pick. I may keep my old blog when they move it, if only since I want to keep those old blog posts.

-- Jack Krupansky


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