Time to Say Goodbye?

Dear all Yahoo Blog Mates,

Depressed and disappointed, I want to share with you how much emotional damage the closing of Yahoo Blog has caused to me.

Since 2007, I have visited my Yahoo blog every day. It has witnessed my pursuit of dreams in the movie industry, my adventures in different parts of the world, my growing interest in cuisine, the frustrations in my workplace and family, as well as my inextinguishable passion for life. Whenever I visit my blog, bitter-sweet memories awake in me.

Despite the technical problems which arise from time to time, the remaining users have remained loyal to Yahoo Blog. However, we are now abandoned. We're going to lose contact with one another. Have they ever tried to understand how we feel? Using the read-only mode is relatively more acceptable, yet they are planning to erase everything. Yahoo Blog is our home with precious collective memory. Aren't we also the stakeholders who should be consulted and respected? That's outrageous!

My friends, where will you move to? What could we do?

Best wishes,
Kenji Chan

24 則留言:

  1. well, i think there's not much we can do. i think you can download all the blogs and move to a new home.
    [版主回覆09/01/2013 16:19:31]Thanks so much for your support. I am not very sure if I will keep writing if my blog mates are gone.
    [Sloppy Joe回覆09/01/2013 08:27:51]i think the Blogger is a popular place to move to. haven't made up my mind yet coz i kind of lazy lately. haven't updated my blog for a long time. anyway, pls let all of us know if you move, so that we can continue to read your movies / restaurant review!
    [版主回覆08/30/2013 20:25:54]You are right. As a computer idiot, I hope the transferal is smooth and user-friendly. I am planning to move to Blogger. How about you?
    [Sloppy Joe回覆08/30/2013 19:52:44]this place does give me some very good memories, i will miss it too.

  2. We're going to lose contact with one another ->是的, 轉了平台便會發生. 就算交換電郵也解決不了. 除非相熟的博友全都轉去同一個平台. 我們沒什麼可以做的. 我甚至不知道自己是否會將博客內容搬到另一個平台, 還是索性不寫......
    [版主回覆09/02/2013 21:54:25]Thank you so much! I am very busy these days. I am planning to move in the middle of September. After you do the back up and move, please let me know if you encounter any problems that I should pay attention to. Thanks a million!!!
    [芝回覆09/02/2013 13:00:56]mine: http://gisumworld.blogspot.hk/
    i have added you as my neighbour (I know it is not the right term, but anyway...)
    [芝回覆08/31/2013 11:23:22]是啊,很高興認識你
    [版主回覆08/31/2013 01:42:27]YEAH!!! Chestnut will go to Blogspot too. You can find the link to my new blog below my name. I totally agree that blog友們有絕對的影響力. I wish most of my blogmates would move to Blogspot. P.S. We will definitely keep in touch with each other and I want you to know that I am glad to know several great people through Yahoo Blog and you are one of them.
    [芝回覆08/31/2013 01:13:28]1. 自從yahoo blog upgrade後,我每篇blog都留有word備份。不過,我暫未有心機將之移到另一個平台。(重要的文章,最好以人手備份,low tech方法比較令人安心...... )
    2. 我在blogger(即blogspot)有個blog的,blog名不同,寫了幾篇後便沒有update,我會將之改回「芝心世界」,作我的新平台)
    3.不過,我不肯定自己是否有動力寫下去。被yahoo blog的兩次大改動影響心情,而且,blog友們有絕對的影響力。如失去blog友們,我不如自己寫在筆記簿上算了......
    [版主回覆08/30/2013 20:37:15]1. 輕鬆搬家 means that 搬家 can be done easily by pressing a few buttons. If you do not do so, all information in your blog will be removed. Do you have a copy of your articles? I personally don't. 2. Chestnut and I will move to Blogger. 3. 不寫? Really? It is your hobby.

  3. Don't be pissed, anything that is free is not guaranteed to last forever : ) So you think Blogger is a good alternative? Actually I think I had an account already years ago...

    Anyway, don't give up, keep in touch!
    [版主回覆08/30/2013 22:28:34]Thank you for your visit. I think Yahoo can share with us its difficulties. Maybe some bloggers are willing to pay! I am one of them, if the price is reasonable. I am not sure if Blogger is a good platform, but it seems that many people like it.

  4. Little Wing - Wendy2013年8月30日 下午11:32

    i am so disappointing for this issue as well.
    [版主回覆08/30/2013 23:39:05]Wendy, 7 years have passed in a blink of an eye. I'm very sad.

  5. 跟大隊....
    [版主回覆08/31/2013 13:06:55]I will miss you very much. I hope I can see you in Blogspot.

  6. 雖然在這平台的時間沒有你的長久,不過每日遊blog已成習慣,真的有點不捨
    [版主回覆08/31/2013 13:08:43]Thank you so much for your visit. I don't know how to deal with this big change. I hope you will move to Blogger. This is my new blog:


  7. Really depressed and disappointed that yahoo blog is going to close. Am searching a place to move too!
    [版主回覆08/31/2013 13:11:42]Yahoo Blog is a leading blog platform in HK. The decision is puzzling. Anyway, I will try to transfer all info. in my blog to the following address.


  8. 雖然無寫嘢好耐,不過個blog 無咗,好似之前幾年時間都空白咗、斷咗片咁.... 希望back up 唔會太複雜。我會去你新blog 架!
    [版主回覆08/31/2013 13:13:37]I think I will wait for a while and transfer info to my new place at the end of Sept. I am not sure if it is complicated and if the transition is smooth. I sincerely hope that everything will be fine. Will you move to Blogger?

  9. 我其實不太明白「輕鬆搬家」的意思...即是在另一個平台可以繼續寫blog定點???
    Anyway, if your moving, pls let me know where u move!
    [版主回覆09/07/2013 16:23:19]I would transfer all info to Xuite, but I would NOT use it. I would use blogspot instead. Um... I am still thinking of whether or not I should stop blogging.
    [Samantha回覆09/05/2013 19:55:58]yeah! its complicate! I have done my back up already, but cannot transfer to blogspot! Would you using that website? or just use the blogspot but u gonna re-write all the artical from here?
    [版主回覆09/05/2013 19:46:13]It seems that I can only move to a particular blog via 輕鬆搬家 after doing the backup. I can't get any files after doing the backup. It is so complicated... Anyway, I wish we could keep in touch.
    [Samantha回覆09/03/2013 21:39:15]anyway, i have a new blog already!
    keep in touch over there!!
    [Samantha回覆09/03/2013 20:49:37]maybe i should just open the account at blogspot!
    but do u know how to move there?? I mean after backup all the info here
    [版主回覆09/02/2013 22:39:15]Maybe I should do the backup at a weekend.
    [Samantha回覆09/02/2013 22:18:31]oh sounds good! i am doing the backup, but its too slow...
    [版主回覆09/02/2013 22:12:32]I will do the backup and move there via 輕鬆搬家.
    [Samantha回覆09/02/2013 21:08:49]so are u still gonna backup all your articles here and move to blogspot??? or u gonna also use that 「輕鬆搬家」?? it seems quite easy
    [版主回覆09/01/2013 22:59:27]YES! Do the back up first.

    [Samantha回覆09/01/2013 16:33:19]如果「輕鬆搬家」是另一個寫blog平台,一用又無妨的,anyway,做咗備份先!!
    or maybe see u guys on blogspot!!
    [版主回覆09/01/2013 16:20:21]輕鬆搬家 does not refer to other blogs as well?
    [汀★Christina回覆09/01/2013 15:14:16]輕鬆搬家是香港一家新BLOG公司....在FACEBOOK見到!!
    [版主回覆08/31/2013 23:36:57]As a computer idiot, I am not very sure. I think it means all info. in your blog will be seen in your new blog and you can keep writing THERE. Anyway, we will know more about the plan in a few days and I am planning to move in the middle or at the end of Sept when things become stable. It seems that many people are moving to "Blogger".


  10. hi ~ it comes to the END finally ~~~~
    I still haven't decide where to go yet.... (or actually should I carry on to write any blog not...)
    let's keep in touch later ~ btw, is Blogspot good to use?
    [版主回覆09/02/2013 22:38:18]I am not very sure. It seems that all of my blogmates will be there, so I follow suit haha. Keep in touch.

  11. http://pkchanboston.blogspot.com/搬了。
    [版主回覆09/02/2013 22:12:52]YES! Blogspot!!! See you there.

  12. 睇來個個都搬去blogspot.....我會bookmark你新那個先,至於自己則未決定會否繼續寫落去,畢竟寫左六年...可能需要停一停.
    [Hudson回覆09/12/2013 13:38:47]點都好,很高興透過這個渠道認識你. =)
    [版主回覆09/02/2013 22:40:06]It depends on whether my blogmates will visit me or not. If no one visits me, I am not sure if I will keep writing. I am lost at the moment.

  13. http://clarechu319.pixnet.net/blog
    [版主回覆09/02/2013 23:15:32]Thanks! Mine is http://movetheereviews.blogspot.hk/. BUT as a computer idiot, I don't know how to move to this blog. Sigh...

  14. http://inanna2013.blogspot.hk/

    kenji, i'll see you there.

    [版主回覆09/08/2013 12:58:15]This is mine: http://movetheereviews.blogspot.hk/
    However, I am not sure if I will keep writing. I hope I will.
    By the way, I do not know Chinese typing.

  15. http://wonka1971.blogspot.hk/
    see u there soon!
    [版主回覆09/13/2013 19:58:08]Thanks a lot. Keep in touch.

  16. Every blogger had been unsatisfied for yahoo close day that like as end of world...!!!!
    [版主回覆09/13/2013 19:59:44]It is very sad. Now, I dunno when I should move. After two weeks? It is said that there is congestion.

  17. 回覆
    1. YES!!! I am trying to familiarize myself with the new platform. Not easy though.

  18. Hey man was that you at IFC 其後 yesterday?

    1. Yes that was me. Where were you?

    2. Haa I watched the movie too with my gf. I thought I saw you after the movie at the escalator, but not too sure so didn't say hi to ya. Glad to know you continue the blog here!

    3. I see. Say hi to me next time. ^0^

  19. 謝謝探訪敝博。你的部落格做得很不錯!清晰亮麗。

    1. Thank you so much for your visit. There are many other blogs which look more impressive than mine. As a computer idiot, I have already tried my best, haha.