Okay! Here's the deal: I've been hemming and hawing about how to say this, when to do it, should I do it, why I was doing it, and what exactly it was that I was doing. Where was taken care of, at least that much I do know.
Tomorrow marks the two year anniversary of my journal, but today will mark the closing of it. Yes, that's right. I will no longer be posting entries to this journal. I'm not leaving the blog-o-sphere. I'm just moving to different digs. I'm going to keep my AOL subscription and this journal up until I have a chance to transfer over all of my archives. It's just too difficult maintaining two locations and it has reached a point that Blogger's benefits far out weigh those of AOL, for me anyhow. I'll let the powers that be know this much, that the breaking point was them offering email free to anyone who wants it.
You see, I don't need AOL. I pay extra to have access to their service just so I can keep my journal up and be a part of this community. And, it seems senseless to continue paying for something that they are giving away. Yes, you can now get a journal AND free email from AOL. The only hindrance is that you can't roll your journal over into an AIM account which I think they should have offered from the get-go when they decided to give the farm away on the backs of their loyal subscribers.
I think leaving the journaling community here will be bitter sweet because I realize some people will not follow me and stay in contact with me at my new location, nor will I get to participate in the fun community things that go on like the Vivi Awards, the floats, the graveyards, and so much more. But, I believe we create our own communities and I have a knack for doing that where ever I go.
I'll still be around to comment and cheer everyone on in their journaling journey. However, since I am leaving, I don't think it would be fair to possibly grab an award then up and leave. There are fellow nominees who deserve it so much more than I do and hope you'll give them a read and agree.
Take Care! From now on, you can find me here: Robbie's Rumminations
P.S. I don't think you will need to be registered in order to comment at my new place, but you will need to enter a code that is provided when requested to do so. Sorry, but it protects my virgin eyes from the spammers. If you do have to register, please let me know. My email here will be good for a while. I have over a year's worth of entries to transfer and, well, a couple hundred journals to check out before voting closes on the Vivi.