Monday, January 21, 2008

January 21, 2008 – Blogging Info - how I moved

A few people have asked how I moved my posts from my old blog site to this one, so I´ll just put a quick note right here – sorry, this has nothing whatsoever to do with Costa Rica

The process was pretty simple, if somewhat painful. I moved every single post by hand (keeping the correct time-order). I did a search first – I couldn´t find a single blogsite that provided a way to import a batch of posts and still keep the old post dates, comments, and so on.

I was able to get all my old posts copied to the new site within one month, so now they all show up archived together in December 2007. Then I added a text note to the top of the archive element to (hopefully) avoid confusion. Of course, it looks like I did an awful lot of travel in December – a full year of posts all have December dates. But, where it made sense, I tried to put the original post date in the title of the moved post.

I didn´t try too hard to copy comments over – that would really have looked strange (like I was the only person to comment on my own posts – so, no)

Then I put a link from my old blogsite to the new one. I kept about a month of overlap, where I posted the same to both sites.

(of course, the first step was to create a new blog site, but blogger makes that very easy – just follow the directions)

1 comment:

waynei said...

oye JulieH
Are you using a wash board when you wash clothes or just dunk and ring out multiple times?
I remember mi mom using a wash board. I'll be living at backpacker hotel for least a month and could wash & hang my clothes in my room or outside after dark.