Monday, October 13, 2008

Arrival: Star Date 10-13-08

When I heard that AOL was canceling the Journals, I was shocked, just like all the others who used the service. It took a week before I decided my plan of action. I decided to save all of my entries into a word processing program and store them on my hard drive. During that process I weighed all the options and finally decided to wait and see if AOL really could transfer our journals successfully to another service. Imagine my surprise when they succeeded. So, here I am at my new home and wondering, "What now?"

While saving all my journals onto Microsoft Word 2007 documents, I realized that there was a template option I had never tried before. It was a template for a Blog Post. I have decided today to try it and see if doing this in Word is going to be any easier that the other method of posting. Once I chose this template option, I had to register this Blog with Microsoft and also my Photo Bucket account in order to display pictures. It was easier than I thought it would be and I'm excited to see how this comes out once I save it and post it.

As for any news my way, let's just say we are all adjusting to the rhythms of the school year for a fourth grader and looking forward to the Haunted Halloween Trail Cub Scout Camp Out at the end of the month. All the camping gear has been purchased or pulled out of storage and a costume has been selected thanks to Aunt Jan's generous donation to the cause. Thanks Sis! I won't spoil the surprise but I will promise a picture of Trenton in full costume before we hit the "Trail."

I have a lot to do to spiff up the place here at Blog Spot, but that will come in time. In the meantime, I will do a post, I hope, tomorrow all about my trip to New Orleans and my sister's birthday party celebrations. There will be many pictures, (too many, perhaps), and it will be interesting to see how that all works out with this new system. Thanks to all who followed my link from AOL Journals over here and welcome to any others that happened by and stayed to read.

It will be nice if we can preserve our sense of community as we migrate over to here and other locations. Perhaps we can even expand on it now that we are in a bigger blogging domain.

21 comments:

Coy said...

Hi Sam ... well here we are like it or not. I migrated late last week with some hesitation. Maybe, just maybe, being evicted and being forced to relocate might generate a new sence of community. Truth be known I would have moved after the banner ads if someone would have made it as easy as it was now. J Land has never been the same since the banner ads anyway.
http://coy-dancingintherain.blogspot.com/
*** Coy ***

Sharlene said...

Hi Sam! Glad to see you made the transfer!
Sam2

Robin said...

Welcome to your new home, if you need help unpacking I'm pretty good at it...just give me a shout.

Kathy said...

Hey Sam! Welcome to our new neighborhood. Glad you came along for this new (and improved) ride. ;)

Sharon said...

You were run outta town with the rest of us....let's see how this town treats us. Now, get out that paint brush and spruce up the place! See ya round da hood!

Sharon

Anne said...

Sam, Glad to see you. I'm learning my way around here also.

Bethe said...

Hiya Sam! I didn't give it much thought that Blogger would be bigger than AOL until I transferred also. NOw I feel a litl intimadated. Well, I suppose we all will get used to it. I've got a huge list of everyone to keep in touch with. hugs...

Beth said...

Glad you made it over here. Many of us seem to have found each other, and our little J-Land community seems to be alive and well--and growing!

Beth

Tammy said...

Welcome Sam! I am so happy you have joined us here. Because I have dial-up it didn't transfer good so I decided this was my chance to save what I wanted and start fresh. Now that you're here, this neighborhood is really feeling like home! Tammy

Joyce said...

Hey Sam. Glad to see your made the move. I think I'm going to like it here and really didn't lose any of my old contacts (which was my biggest fear). Change is always hard but usually a good thing.
Hugs, Joyce
http://tagsandalittlechatter.blogspot.com/

Sandisan said...

Well good Sam, everything seems to be working well over here for now..I know some people have said there were a few glitches, whole journal comments disappearing and such. Hope they work it out. Come on over and say hello....be well, Sandi

Hollie said...

I'm glad that you moved over here.

Andy said...

hello and welcome to blogger

Kelly said...

Hey Sam! I found you today :). So glad you made the move. It was in fact surprising to have our old journals preserved and transferred with ease. Hope to see you post often. :) Kelly

D said...

looking very sleek over here. Love what you've done with the paint :) Can't wait 'til ya get pictures on the walls... but in the meantime I want that over stuffed chair in front of the tv... no not that little one.. the big flat screen hd. Better to watch my boys.
glad to see you made it Sam.. still hopin they can figure out a solution to by my archives over.. tho I do have a new place as well... it's over -----> there

Nancy said...

I'd follow ya anywhere, my friend...just about anywhere.

: )

Nancy

Jan said...

Hi Sam I got here ,and was pleased to hear you are still enjoying life ,joining in all the exciting activities of that lucky youngster ,Jeannette will be back from her holiday in Madagascar on the 17th she will have alot to catch up on ..love Jan xx

ADB said...

Welcome to Blogger, Sam. AOL treated us like dirt, but no point dwelling on that.

Guido
http://atlantic-lines.blogspot.com

Lori said...

Glad to see you made it over here successfully. Looking forward to seeing those New Orleans pictures.

Lainey Laine said...

So have AOL saved our old journals over to here!! I dont have a clue what to do with mine - dont want to lose them. Laine x

coloneljan said...

So glad to see you here