As we wrote in an e-mail on Sept. 30, AOL® Journals will permanently shut down on Oct. 31. It’s never an easy decision to shut down a feature, especially one like AOL Journals that some of our members have used for a long time. But with a decline in Journals usage, we have to look carefully at all of AOL’s features to make sure we’re providing as much value to our members as possible.
Though we know this might be an inconvenience, the good news is that we've partnered with Blogger.com to provide a smooth transition for your journal. Blogger is a free service from Google that makes it easy to share your thoughts with friends and the world. Blogger supports most of the features you've come to expect from AOL Journals, and it's easy to get started. If you wish to transfer your journal to Blogger, they will move your posts, comments and photos to your new blog on their service. When you're ready, go to this link to get started.
Remember, it's very important to save your Journals content before Oct. 31. If you choose not to move to Blogger, you'll need to save your information manually (for example, by copying and pasting its contents into a word processor).
Again, we appreciate your patience and understanding as we make this transition, and we hope you enjoy using Blogger.com.
The AOL Journals Team
oreseeing the inevitability of classic AOL treatment as described from the vast amount of disgruntled AOL users, my password privileges for signing onto my public journal will be withheld pending these reasons (none of which apply to me BTW)
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AOL screen names may have been blocked due to a violation of the Terms of Service. Please sign on with the AOL software for additional instructions.
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from the encryption hacks at A-hOLes HQ. I just thought I would take my views and post them for ALL to see that it would take approximately 31+ days to find anybody at AOL who can re-establish my password so that I might back up my journal before they cencored my written entries. But, of course, everything corporate is done in a stragic timeline so that, by then, it would be too late.