Thursday, August 21, 2008

5 Years And Counting !

                    

Happy 5th Anniversary AOL JLand! 

My first entry was May 6, 2005, so I've just been around a little over three years.   I got started because my daughter had a journal and she was always telling me about the great people she was meeting.  Unfortunately, she has since stopped journaling.

But, I'm hooked!   I only wish there were more hours in the day, so I could read more journals than I do now.  Sometimes I find myself on overload when it comes to alerts....but I do my best to eventually catch up.

When I was a teenager I had several Pen Pals from different countries.  I like to consider my JLand friends my "electronic Pen Pals." 

I have met some very dear people since that day a little over 3 years ago.  I've been privileged to be apart of their lives thru the good times and bad...the happy times and sad.  We've celebrated births of grand children, and mourned the deaths of loved ones and friends.   We've banded together when "nasty Nates" have left rotten comments.  And we've welcomed new journalers into our midst.

My hope is that we continue to uphold each other at all times and remember that behind every computer keyboard is a living breathing person.  Mom used to say "think before you speak."  In this day and age we need to remember to "think before we type." 

Happy JLand Anniversary~may there be many, many more !

15 comments:

mariealicejoan said...

I started in April of 2005 myself.  I have since departed to blogger, but I have tried to maintain many of my old friendships that I made on Jland.  It really is a community of caring and loving people.  Happy Anniversary Jland!
Marie
http://ayearatoakcottage.blogspot.com/

jeanno43 said...

Lovely entry my friend and I agree totally.

nightmaremom said...

great entry and so true..  glad you're here
hugs
d

sugarsweet056 said...

jland is a womderful place, with lots of wonderful people like YOU.
love ya,
sugar

domsmom27 said...

So true.  Did you ever find yourself thinking of some of your JLand friends thru-out the day?  I have a girlfriend who disagrees.  She says "I don't understand how you can talk to people that you do not know."  Works for ME!!!
                                            Marlene

lv2trnscrb said...

wonderful entry, Linda!! I like your term "electronic penpals"

thanks for sharing your thoughts on this joyous occasion!

betty

kamdghwmw said...

I should go back and see how long I have been with j land. I have met some awesome people here. I guess the thing I like the most is that everyone is very different from me and everyone has tought me something. I think that is cool!
Kelli
http://journals.aol.com/kamdghwmw/noonmom

garnett109 said...

Happy 5th to j_land also

lanurseprn said...

Happy 5th Jland!
Pam

jjdolfin9 said...

This has been a wonderful venue for meeting interesting people and making many (faceless) friends.  I feel as close to some as I do the ones I see.  Happy Birthday J-Land.  Nice tribute.
Hugs, Joyce

fasttrack58 said...

I think of jland friends as pen pals too.....
I'm so glad for all the friends I have made in jland too......
to another five  years... can our keyboards handle it......
Linda :)

mastersblynn said...

I thank God that you journal because you have been there for me so many times. LOVE YOU

mleppard06 said...

Happy 5th J-land!! so glad to have met you here linda. take care mrs t xx

carouselqueen70 said...

Happy J-landing. I love J-land so much. It has been very theraputic for me to  get my feelings out and meet alot of friends on the way. I also learned a great deal about places and things..I am so happy I started journaling. I am blessed to have so many J-land friends....hugs, Christine

wwfbison said...

Congrats to you on three years, I know I am happy to have found your journal and pleased to call you my friend.
Lisa