Wednesday, October 1, 2008

Be sure to follow the journals blog, Magic Smoke.  Vish is keeping us posted on the big fade-out of AOL Journals.  I assume all J-landers are getting the emails giving us more information.  One thing I noticed is that we'd be better off if we didn't start our Blogger site until it's actually time to move... it will be better and easier if we don't already have our new blog up and going. 

Here's what I saw in Magic Smoke:  "I know a lot of you are trying out Blogger by creating blogs. So, when you create a test blog over there, call it something other than the name you want to use for your journal.

The reason I say that is because during the migration (read:copy) process, it will ask you for a blog name on Blogger into which to copy your journal. At which point you might not get the name that you wanted, because you have used it up on the test blog.

Of course, like everything in life there is a way around this, but I do not want to complicate your life any more than it is now. If you are savvy with Blogger then feel free to go and grab a name of your choice. I will show you a way to use that name to migrate your journal later."

I'm pretty sure I'll have to start a different blog, because my Blogger site has been up at going for at least two years.  I doubt very much that the entries from here could be interspersed with the Blogger entries according to date.  I may just entitle a new blog "My Country Life", and not add any new entries... just keep it there for the memories, with its content of the words from my AOL journal.

I'll be glad when this is all over.


dbaumgartner said...

Yep, I'll do the same thing.  Just keep my AOL journal as is and let it migrate and call it My OLD Take On Life  LOL


robinngabster said...

Since I already started one last night I may do what you are thinking...just open another one when they are ready to help us move old material over and just keep it there as a way to "save" the memories of AOL's JLand.

domsmom27 said...

Geez, this is all so confusing.  I will try it all when I get some free time.  Gotta go to work now.     Marlene

helmswondermom said...

I think I'm just going to have a Dusty Pages Archives for the migration and start fresh with Lori-DustyPages, the one I started yesterday.  Probably, but who knows.  If there's a way, then I may just migrate to the new one.

loisontheweb said...

   Thanks for the helpful tips ... a long time ago, I had just made a starter page on Blogspot so that I could make some comments ... that is still there, but I never added anything to it.