I posted this earlier on my work blog as well, that resides on AOL Journals.
I learned of this from Magic Smoke’s blog, that AOL Journals is on its third year in production. Happy Birthday AOL Journals!
Well I like to take this milestone to just look back and see what AOL Journals has gone through and see where it can go next.
- AOL Journals Beta/Initial Release: “You’ve Got Blogs! – A first look at AOL Journals, Part One ~ The Computer Vet”
- AOL Journals Beta/Initial Release: “Ant’s Eye View: Here They Come: AOL Journals Goes (Sort Of) Live”
- AOL Journals Beta/Initial Release: “Not A Dollarshort: AOL Journals”
- AOL Journals Beta/Initial Release: “UltraNormal > Super Secret Agent Revealed!” (Kevin Lawver, explains where he disappeared to NY when he talked about the AOLJ Product)
- AOL Journals R2 Release: “R2 Is Here” (Ads)
- AOL Journals Ads: “AOL Journals: You’ve Got Ads”
- AOL Journals Ads: “On the AOL Journals advertising mini-brouhaha – The Jason Calacanis Weblog”
- AOL Journals R3 Release: “Release 3 (R3) Successfully Installed to Production” (Buddy List rostering, Notify AOL on posts, blog about this link)
- AOL Journals R3 Rollback: “Release 3 (R3) Successfully Rolled Back From Production” (Oops! Broke buddylist rostering… )
- AOL Pictures Feature: “Permalinks???” (Helps AOL Journalers link to their Pictures
- AOL & Blogging: (Ted Leonsis, AOL VP): “Ted’s Take – Why am I doing a blog?”
- AOL Journals & Ted & Joe Loong: “Ted’s Blog, Thoughts Stemming From” (Joe Loong responds to community regarding Ted Leonsis not using AOLJ)
- AOL Journals R4 Release: “R4 Release Launched” (Private Journals, buddylist rostering fixed)
- AOL Journals R5 Release: “Journals Release R5 Is Live!” (About Me, increases to 25,000 character limit, previously 1000 character; A clean404 page for Journals not found)
- AOL Journals R6 Release: “Journals R6 Release Successfully Installed” (HTML Tag whitelisting, AOL beta tests, Technorati Tagging, AOL Journals header, Integrated Search)
- AOL Journals R7 Release: “Journals R7 Release Installed, Plus Entry Alerts Status” (Mobile Blogging, Embedded Video, AOL Pictures WooHoo!, and User-friendly [SEO] URLs)
- AOL Journals Three Year Anniversary: August 21, 2006.
Well that was my recap over the past three years based on what I can dig up in news articles. I love AOL journals and specifically the communication over its development (I wish Blogger was that straightforward). Anyhow, I am on the hunt lately to see what else AOL Journals can do to get better, so go ahead and bother Joe Loong over at Magic Smoke. 😉
Update: Thanks Kevin, I added you in that timeline thingamajiggy. 🙂