Those of you who are unfortunate enough to have had an AOL Journals account will need to find a new home soon as on October 31st, the Journals site will be closed down. Journals was AOL’s entry into the blogging services market. Due to the journals not being used as much as they once were, AOL had decided to close its doors.
According to the PeoplesConnections blog post, users will have two options:
You can either save your information manually and find another place to blog on your own, or let us handle the migration for you and automatically transfer your Journal to a different blogging service.
Blogger has seized this opportunity and has announced that they have created a Journals migration tool that will help move Journals users onto Blogger.com.
Not that I condone the use of blogger, but since there is a tutorial on how to go from Blogger to WordPress, it might be a good opportunity for Journal users to switch to Blogger and then to WordPress.