Friday, 15 May 2009

Silver Surfers Day

Hello Everyone I hope you are all well ,I am.... 'I think '? never does to be too sure of one self does it ,Well here in the UK ,it is Silver Surfers day ,don't know about elsewhere ,And so I decided to write a comment as was asked for ,and duly sent it off .,and thought I would share it with you ,I am also adding the pictures that appeared on the AOL welcome page ,when they were promoting older bloggers ,back in the days when AOL liked us journallers ,Thankyou Google for rescueing us ... So folks here it is ~~
I am so pleased my Mother taught me not to point ,thus saving
my index finger you all the reams I have typed on the 'net' I cant type you see !!But have the fastest index finger in the East! This is my fourth year,on the net,though I had used a computer at work, and... I 'coped'! When I retired four years ago I went on line and well my life changed ,a whole new world opened up ,I am with AOL so I started a journal,called Seredipity which was hugely succesful,I was featured on the AOL welcome page as a Granny of nine ,who loved to BLOG (web log )I also won 'Lady of the blog', the competion was really quite fierce I was so proud ,run by some bloggers in the USA .AOL closed down the journals last September ,but thanks to Google we were able to migrate our journals over to Blogspot . I am on the Editorial group of our Residents news letter and have had a number of items published there ,so my Inclusion Manager ,at the company entered me in the Silver Surfers comp ,I didnt win but Karen and I had a wonderful day in London ,at Portcullis House ,where we met some like minded people, a charming Chelsea Pentioner ,and of course the winners . I am vice chair on Axiom Residents Forum ..A.R.F.so the internet is invaluable to me ,to keep in touch with the other officers ,committee, Axiom Staff (Axiom housing Association)and most importantly the residents . I joined Freinds Reunited ,some time ago ,and recently a second cousin found me how exciting that was ,we now swap pictures and family stories , from years gone by.I am an avid reader so can look up my favourite Authors ,and learn when the next book is due ,I knit sew ,patchwork and quilting so have benefited from the many craft sites available ,my recent interest is Candlewicking ,and I have bought some kits on Ebay .I also have a trivia quiz on line ,called Jan's brain jerk ,and should you go to the side bar on my blog you will see I have many readers all around the world ,and I have made some really amazing friends ,we exchange Christmas and Birthday,cards .So yes If I were to lose my internet I would be bereaved!Though I might then get the ironing done .

..Of course many of you will remember all this ,so if I am repeating myself I am sorry . As ever lots of love ,from




17 comments:

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I would say you are still the lady of the blog! How nice that you had that clip of aol saved. You are doing very well with that index finger. I type and don't do half as well as you. I don't know if we have a senior surffers day in the US but it is a great idea. So good you could go to meet up with others doing the same. 'On Ya'-ma

Jeanie said...

I reckon you have a wicked index finger Jan. And as for the spellings....so? I admit to a lot of those myself. As long as we understand each other that's fine with me my friend.
You are still my Lady of The Blog. Always there to leave a message for everyone whose journals you read. Your comments are a great boost for the moral.
Surf on my 'Silver Lady'. You are the best!

Hugs
Jeanie xxx

Bunny said...

I must have just missed that aol clip. I've been computing for over six years now, but didn't get into blogging straightaway.
I really do mean this Jan - you are my lady of the blog for all time. Honest, funny, sympathetic and life enhancing. Ok. I'll be handing out sickbags!
Keep at it; we all love you.
xxxx

Marie said...

I'm with ma, you're still the lady of the blog to me too!! I loved reading this even if I did know most of it. It was still interesting. I keep meaning to tell you how much I love that picture of you and Maurice on your side bar. You are such a handsome couple! I miss the community of AOL Journals. It somehow felt like a family. Nevermind, we can still stay in touch this way, which while not the same, is better than nothing! XXOO

Linda George said...

Hi, I'm back and will try to make an effort to visit more often, now I think I know my sign on. Good to see you are still writing.

Linda x.

Jean said...

Hi Jan ,like everyone is saying you are still a top "lady of the blog",you have done remarkably well,all self tort?
We are all so proud of you and all you achieve with your knitting, sewing, quilting, to name just a few .So pleased to call you my sister and love you very much ....Jeanxx

Sybil said...

Jan, you will always as others have said be our Lady of the Blog...I would never have known the delight of journal writing if it had not been for your support and others. It was a sad day when AOL decided to pull the plug on us..one unfortunatley I never did recover from !! However I am still lurking around and have all my "old friends" in my favourites and visit each and every day just in case they have updated...as you have today. Thank you.
Much Love Sybil xx

Angie said...

Hi Jan, that's a lovely post - and a well-deserved title. Being on your Followers list means you pop up on my dashboard every post. Keep up the good work. You're a lovely lady.

Angie, xx

Ally Lifewithally said...

Dear Jan you are and always will be "Lady of the Blog" it was lovely reading this entry with all the things you have done since joining AOL ~
I just caught up with your last post and was so sad to read of the sadness you have been through ~ Ally x

Jeannette said...

Lady Jan? Hmmmm, it's got a nice ring to it! I remember when you phoned me to say you'd been chosen for the Silver Surfer thingy, plus getting the Lady of The Blog award~ it couldn't have gone to a nicer lady! Talking of losing internet connections, I lost mine for nearly three weeks just after I got back from this last holiday, I felt so lost, it was truly horrible! I've had a new hard drive fitted now so I hope I'll be OK for a while! Jeannette xxxx

Astra! said...

Hi Jan...I agree, you are still the Lady Of The Blog.Best wishes...Astra!

LYN said...

VERY COOL...WAS BEFORE MY TIME...

Stuart said...

sad that it all gone now

Joan said...

It was grand to have one of us awarded. It is not the same somehow don't know why so many have gone entries are getting less and less. It took me two hours yesterday to try and put some photos on in the end I lost my temper will try again today to add the rest. Hope you back is getting better. Love Joan.

Pamela said...

I remember when you won that award! You still are Lady of the Blog to me. I don't like Blogger as much as AOL journals, but I am grateful we were able to transfer our blogs and keep our memories.
Enjoyed hearing from you!
xoxox

Dawn said...

I have always enjoyed your writings. You deserved any and all awards given. Dawn

Lucy said...

That is so cool Jan. Very clever. Sorry I have not been around as much but if it is not i=one thing it is another. Good to see you. Lucy