In short he says that the banner ads are staying and that they are sorry if them putting the ads in our journals that we pay for, changes the way some of us feel about AOL. He also says that those of us that have chosen to move on will always be welcome in J-Land ... " J-Land" he says we will always be welcome in J-Land like he coined the phrase or something.
This community VP that we've never even heard of before has no idea that the members of this community that are upset and moving on (ARE J-LAND).
As I recall, it was Slo Mo in correspondence with Free Peace that came up with the name J-Land as a term of endearment towards the close knit members of this community that we have formed here. This has "NOTHING" to do with AOL.
I suggested to Mr. Schreiner that he get permission from Slo Mo before he begins shaking hands, kissing babies and calling himself the VP of the J-Land Community.
We have demonstrated time and time again that we the people ... the writers, the poets, the artists, the photographers, the online as well as real life friends found here are J-Land. NOT THE CORPORATE OUT TO MAKE A BUCK ANY WAY WE CAN OVERLORDS OF AOL. The Vivi awards are a perfect example of this.
AOL has left me no choice but to reserve myself a Blogspot and move out into cyberspace with the rest of my J-Land friends. I don't know how everyone else feels about it, but I'm thinking that no matter where we end up journaling, it will be J-Land to me as long as we all stick together. AOL overlords will never have anything to do with that.
Now, about Blogspot ... I did reserve a Blogspot for Dancing in the Rain about a week or so ago. I've got a little time on my hands this month and would like to move all of my archives there before I fully move in and start posting daily.
I'm already having problems. When I view my blog, I'm only seeing the first entry that I posted. The others are there ... I just don't see them. Anyone have any advice on getting started with blogger without getting frustrated?
Of course my choice for J-Link du jour is called a message from above, it's the one written by "Our Community VP???" over in the "Official AOL Journals Blog???" Magic Smoke, found HERE.