I started my journal in May of 2005, so I didn't get in on the beginning of the whole affair. My daughter Julie, has a journal and she kept talking about how fun it all was. I do remember the first journal I read other than Julie's was Sandra's over in the U.K (Sandra remember when we sent you Otter Pops?) From there I went on to Jan, Jeannette, Ally & the other Jeannette all in the U.K. About the same time I found Monica's journal (I knew her, as she worked at the same place I did for awhile and of course lives in the same town.) Then it all just mushroomed......Krissy, Robin,Val, Debbie, Chrissie,Judy, Greg, Sharon, Tammy, Betty, Barbara, Sugar, Meg, Amanda, the other Barbara, Jae, Lanny, Penney, Kathy and the list goes on and on. (And please forgive me if I left anyone's name out) The newest journal for me is the one belonging to Stevie, also in the U.K. We've all heard his fantastic accent as he spoke to us via a video and lately his beautiful singing voice.
Having a journal has given me an insight to that big wonderful world out there. Sometimes I think we get stuck in our little ruts and it's good to reach out and see what other folks are doing. I liken AOL Journals to those pen-pals we all had in grade school. Electronic pen-pals that's what we are.
My wish is that it continues forever......and that in the next year, you all are healthy & happy and continue to share your life from your perspective with the rest of us.
Linda in beautiful western Washington state