Not being a webmaster I have no idea what closing a website entails. Apparently it isn't what I think it would entail since the closed website is still there. I had envisioned some sort of page that would say something like "Website Not Found" or something along that line. I didn't expect it to be there in all it's former glory with links still working. He said April 30, 2011. It is now May 3, 2011 and it's still there. It's like waiting for the other shoe to drop.
I snooped around over there and did discover that someone who has a very strange blog or 3 had asked that John keep it open until May 31, so he could take care of transferring it over here to Blogger. That may be what he's doing, although I feel he gave us enough advanced notice and a handy tool to accomplish that with. It seems to me that if one hasn't gotten their act together by now it won't happen before May 31.
The only thing I know for sure is that there is no longer a sign up page. If you click on the "Join Today" link on the front page, it takes you back up to the announcement that he's closing. On April 30, 2011. Maybe that's what closing means? No new blogs? I highly doubt it.
The very fact that it's still there is annoying me. It's like watching a loved one being kept alive by machines. I almost get angry when I open the page and find it's still there. I want to yell...enough all ready! Stop teasing us with this nonsense. We could blog there, and run the risk of being shut down in mid post. It's useless the way it is and yet it pulls me back to read and remember. I keep hoping the closing announcement was one big joke and I'll wake tomorrow to a big laugh. Which is probably why I'm so annoyed. I know it's not a joke and it will go away...sometime.