Saturday, 11 October 2008

It Is Gone

I wanted to let you all know that I have had to make a sad decision.

As you know I transferred "These We Have Loved" over to blogger. However, I could not make it an open journal as it was on J-Land where everyone could post their own personal tributes to their loved ones. That is not possible on blogger.

As you know, I am one of the older bloggers and I have several health problems. I already feel totally worn out from setting up the new journal, getting it to look decent, then getting the old ones migrated. I find that the commenting process on here takes much longer. I need to spend less time at my computer not more time. It worried me that if I was ever ill, incapacitated in any way or had a computer crash, it would not be maintained.

I felt I could not take on the responsibility of running "These We Have Loved" single-handed. It was just too much. So, I took the sad decision to pull the plug on it. I am sorry for those of you who had tributes to relatives there. I have got the memorial tags saved on my drive and if you would like one that was made for your relative, please let me know and I will be happy to send it to you by e-mail.

This was not an easy decision to make, believe me. My family members were remembered there as well.

I hope that you will understand that I felt I had no choice. Anyway, the blog is deleted now. We will just have to do what we have always done, remember our loved ones in our hearts and in our minds.

I would be grateful if you could pass this news on to all your blogger friends. I would not like to be contacted by someone saying they would like a memorial added. The word needs to be spread that this blog has gone. Thank you.


  1. so sorry i couldn't have helped, but by linking to it, for some reason it messed up my journal. i think it was some time of glitch, that may have been fixed in a few days.
    i, too , am one of the older bloggers...& have lots of illness, & bad health. so, i understand why you decided to give it up, but still sad that it is gone.

  2. Hi Jeannette, yes Jeannette it has been hard this past two weeks hopefully now you have made this decision things will be easier and now you have your journal the way you want it all will b well, Take it easy Love Joan.

  3. I'm sorry because I know how much it meant to you. Blessings to you!

  4. Dear Jeannette I know how much this hurt you ,having to delete that blog Iknow it meant alot to you ,but as you say ,somedays when you feel poorly ,it is a big resposibilty alone ,So sorry you have now lost your internet connection I hope it wont be long before you are with us again Ya Jan xx

  5. Jeannette... I'm so sorry as I know this meant alot to you. I got your email of 10/9 and with all the issues of moving blogs.. which still has not worked for me I never answered. Working full time, running a home, as well as all the other things in my day I never in a million years thought there was a deadline.... so for that I'm sorry. Not sure I'd have the time but I want you to know in midst of all the changes going on maybe a wait of a couple days/weeks things would have worked out...
    hugs my friend

  6. Jeanette know this was hard for you to do and that you gave it a lot of thought before making this decision. We all understand dear. Take care. Arlene(AJ)

  7. I'm sorry, too, Jeannette, especially because you put so much work and heart into it! But do not worry, as you said we carry and remember our loved ones in our hearts and in our prayers. Have a nice Sunday and God bess you!
    Cuai. Antonella

  8. I am sure everyone understands. This blogging seems to have taken over our lives these last weeks i hope it settles down soon as we get used to it.
    Jenny <><

  9. (((((Jeanette)))))
    Please, please, please don't leave us. I have loved you from day one! You mean so much to me and so many others. I am begging you to let me help you.....PLEASE!? Will you still be on Blogger? Because if you are, I do know a way to save ALL of your entries and would be glad to help by phone (my expense) to get you through this.

    I am devistated that you will leave and delete your blog on Blogger.

    Please write me and let me know OK?

    Hugs and Love,

  10. The last couple of weeks have been very stressfull, so in light of that you made the right decsion. I also lost my internet connection, after several phones calls costing a fortune I just kep trying and it came back, I've an entry about .

    Take care


  11. taking care of yourself is OUR #1 propriety too!! rose

  12. I know this was sad for you but I hope everyone understands. This has been a strain moving the journals over here.

  13. I thought it was neat that you started it on AOL,Jeannette;I truly respect not being able to keep up with it and shutting it down; thanks for doing it over on AOL :)


  14. I'm so sorry you had to make that decision Jeannette, I can tell how very hard it was for you. Please know, there is no one that does not understand....

    Pooh Hugs,

  15. it will be ok Jeannette, do not worry... you have to take care of yourself first and foremost! Blessings* teresa

  16. Hello Jeannette; Jan says you are having problems. I got you first time, so perhaps they're sorted now. Sorry to hear you have had to delete the memorial journal, it must have been a comfort to so many.
    This new blog thing is making me feel very old, and I'm only commenting!

  17. Oh, that is sad but I understand your reasons. We all spend far too much time on computers to the exclusion and detriment of other things. Eileen x

  18. I'm sorry you had to let it go, but you can only do so much. Feel better.

  19. I find keeping up with 2 journals hard some times so I know what you are saying. Not to worry you certainly have done your best and posting on this blog/journal will keep us all in touch. 'On Ya' - ma

  20. hiya Jeanette!
    I love ya!
    I enjoyed reading this entry very much!
    Please try to go to my new address, leave a comment and your link there.
    I love that beautiful illustration!

  21. Please don't beat yourself up about it. You did your best and circumstances beyond your control have made the outcome unpleasant for you. I commend you for trying.

  22. I can easily understand your decision Jeannette, it would have been far too much to take on alone. It`s shame it`s gone but it couldn`t be helped. take care.

    Love Sandra xxxx


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