Once upon a time there was a small little blog in the blogosphere with dreams of being a voice for a lost little girl named Ayla Reynolds. This little blog, appropriately named, Justice for Ayla and her blogger owner, had never done this before and wasn't even really sure what they were doing but they had a big heart and were captivated by this missing little angel and knew that they wanted to be her voice. They wanted to help get her justice and to make sure that the truth about what happened to her was shared with as many people as possible.
It was a long, hard road those first few weeks, many people came and read the blog and many people thought that the blogger and the blog were sympathetic to Ayla's father who most likely was responsible for her disappearance. People left nasty comments and tried to make the identity of the blogger known. Another blog opened up with the sole purpose of casting a bad light on Justice For Ayla. Justice For Ayla debated on giving up but then more people came to read and more people liked what they read and started offering words of encouragement. The little blog and the owner decided that being a voice for Ayla was more important than their own pride and decided to continue doing what they were doing.
People from all over the United States offered their services and wanted to help Justice For Ayla. Soon Justice for Ayla, or J4A as she had affectionately been called, started to grow. People started to take notice and were glad that someone was speaking out for Ayla, someone who lived in the community, someone who knew people involved and people who knew people involved. The little blog was not so little anymore, and had become one of, if not, the most read blogs on the internet regarding Ayla Reynolds.
The Stepfather of Ayla's mommy, also decided to start a blog, he named it Answers for Ayla and it's mission was the same as J4A. A4A wanted to be a voice for Ayla and to have the truth be known and justice brought against those responsible. He reached out to J4A and they began to work together, combating evil while keeping Ayla's name in the public and exposing the people responsible for harming this beautiful little girl.
All was going fine until an evil witch decided to try to harm the two blogs, she was jealous that she was not getting all of the attention. She didn't care about Ayla, she only cared about herself. She devised a plan to infiltrate the blogs and gain their trust. J4A and A4A were by nature, very trusting people and did not realize they were being duped by this seemingly sweet lady from Colorado. She pretended to want justice for Ayla and after some time worked her way into their confidence. The evil witch started making questionable decisions and alerted the suspicions of J4A and A4A and quickly her access to their blogs was revoked and thankfully a crisis was averted.
During this time the two blogs realized how important they were to each other and how they could better serve Ayla by joining together in holy matrimony. By marrying the two blogs, they would be united against attacks and once they moved into their new home, they would be better equipped to deal with the villains who wished them harm.
I figured we were in need of some levity here after the week we have had and I just couldn't help myself when writing this post, because the whole thing does seem like a fairytale. In reality, Jeff and I decided to move the blogs to WordPress some time ago because the software is better there and it is set up more geared towards security and is easier to block offending IP addresses whereas on Blogger, it is virtually impossible. After Grace/Elizabeth stole Jenn/Sarah's blog, I became concerned about the security of J4A, although I trust the current admins explicitly, WordPress offers more by way of security. Grace/Elizabeth thought she was stealing the www.justiceforayla.wordpress.com address from us but we actually decided to change the name of the blog to reflect the joining of the two blogs and I was smart enough not to reveal to her what we were thinking of for a new name. The way things are run there isn't going to be much different than they are here. According to Jeff, I will be in control of the new blog and be wearing the pants in this relationship :) and he will remain on for updates from LE and info on vigils and events for awareness for Ayla and the site design but I will be the one contributing most of the blog posts because he does not have time to manage a blog full time. The contributors here are moving to the new blog with us and after some time, the content of this blog will be transferred onto the WordPress servers, however they are undergoing maintenance at this time so in the meantime this blog will stay intact but with comments disabled for reference.
People were concerned that they would have to watch what they say because A4A has always been less controversial than J4A but please know that is not the case. I expect people to comment openly there as they do here, it is what keeps the conversation and discussion balanced and allows us to look at all angles. We are doing Ayla an injustice if we were closed minded. We are hoping for this new blog to open within the next few days but WordPress is much more complicated than Blogger and because there are a lot of us who have to learn the new software, it has taken some time. In the meantime, this blog will be open and active until you see the post announcing the move and the new web address. We all are excited about the marriage of the two blogs and even though we know it is going to take some time to get used to the new site, especially for some readers here who are not familiar with WordPress but we think in the long run it is going to be worth it and will prevent the comment section from being overloaded with hateful off topic remarks.
I forgot to add that Guest Submissions are still welcome and will still be set up the same way as they are now. They probably will not be posted as frequently so bear with us but we are still interested in hearing from all of you and still want you to send us your submissions.