I was not able to make it last night to join in on all the anniversary festivities but I was thinking about all of you.
I originally designed this hand made graphic for J-Lands First Anniversary Celebration. It won a contest for the cover of the Haiku Journal. You can see the original graphic and Ku HERE.
This past year has been full of so many ups and downs because of the whole banner ads fiasco with AOL. It was devastating at best (at least for me) when so many of our friends and neighbors decided to leave this community but somehow we have managed to survive and even to thrive.
Even though I am really busy these days and have less time than ever to read and write here, I am still very grateful to be part of this little community we still call J Land.
I also want to say how nice it was to have some of our old friends pay us a visit over the past few days like Vivian, Carly, Steven and Patrick to name a few. I hope they will always feel welcome here and who knows ... now that AOL will be offering their services for free, maybe we will start seeing some of our favorite writers return.