At least two-thirds of the journalers that I have on alert here at AOL are leaving in protest of the banner ads at the top of the journals. That really does make me sad. I joked about it in a comment at MrsLinklater's, saying now that all the popular folks are leaving, maybe some of the rest of us can win an award. But I don't care about awards, and I don't like what's happening.
I can keep the links to the new journals these folks have set up outside J-Land, but without the alerts I'm afraid I'll lose touch.
The main reason I'll stay is because I don't want to lose my old entries. It's a great walk down memory lane, to click on "View Archives", choose a month, and see what I was writing about back then. That's what will keep me here. If AOL ever screws up and loses those, I'll be gone so fast it will make your head spin, since the only chat room I care about is the private one where my old friends gather in the evenings, and it's AIM compatable (most of the time).
Anyhow, I'm sad about all this mess. At least, thanks to Celeste, I can actually post an entry again: clearing my cache fixed that problem... I think. I'll find out right now, as I click "send".