Thursday, December 2, 2010

New Blog and a Techie Tip

The camel really didn't feel loaded; each additional straw was just that -- just a straw.  Slightly bothersome, but not really.  Taken one at a time, they really didn't weigh anything.  But that last straw was just too much for the camel's meek and quiet spirit.  She rebelled.  And she found solace at Blogger.  My HSB blog is still active, but I have to take a break from that platform for a while.  It was either that or quit blogging altogether, and well, heh heh, you see how that turned out. Yes, I do feel like a traitor to HSB and to my dear friends there, but you can all follow me right here and we'll be fine.  Just "follow" me, or add me to your reader, K?  I was patient, really I was.

For anyone else who jumps ship, I have a techie hint for exporting/importing your HSB blog to Blogger.  The instructions here at Blogger are rather simple.  They are found here.  When you export your HSB blog, make sure you check the box that allows all of your old HSB posts to be published on your new Blogger blog. There is a problem with importing Wordpress to Blogger, however.  To fix it, go to the Wordpress2Blogger site, and follow the instructions.  Just browse your desktop for the saved WP file and click on "convert".  Now save that file to your desktop and discard the first one.  Now go to Blogger and import the new saved file. All of your old HSB posts are now new Blogger posts, and they will be found on the "Edit Posts" page. If you forgot to check the "all posts" box when you exported HSB, you will have to individually publish each of your previously HSB posts.  They will be listed in the "Edit Posts" page, but will not appear on your new blog until published.  Voila'!

The camel is now a happy camper (I pity anyone reading this who is trying to learn English, lol.), a happy camper with two campsights to choose from. 

14 comments:

  1. Welcome to blogger! I have found the Help section very helpful and people get right back to if you ever post a question. Welcome.

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  2. May I be your first commentor here. Congratulations on decoding. I didn't know you had a camel!?. It makes sense though, being you live in the desert...do you park it in the camelot? LOL Sorry, I couldn't resist.

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  3. Glad you figured out the glitch with wordpress & blogger. I can't decide either about HSB. I absolutely love the community feel, but just not sure about everything else. I guess time will tell how many of us stay or go. Welcome to blogger. :)

    JoAnn

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  4. Thank you, Sally, for not giving up on blogging. That would be a big blow for my little mind! Thank you for the tips. I have not decided what to do about combining blogs, but if I do, now I know what to do.
    Have a great day!
    Jenn

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  5. From one ship jumper to another ship jumper...welcome aboard!

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  6. You'll like it here. It's all...easier.

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  7. Hey! I jumped ship quite awhile ago. My only regret was that I didn't know about exporting my blog and I deleted it - losing all my posts that I wrote during my husbands transplant :( Oh well - at least I didn't lose my husband!

    I also switched urls lately. I had a couple of malicious lurkers and I just found it easier to relax with my blog if I changed addresses.

    I have found blogger to be much more user friendly.

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  8. Hey, guess what. I've started my new blog here, but haven't got far yet. (Prairie Days) I may just clean the slate and start over on much of it. I don't have time to fuss with it now, but will let you know when I'm moved over...maybe by next month.

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  9. Thanks for the help, Sally.... *typed sheepishly*

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  10. Was working on my blogger blog a little last night...how fun! But so far I can't get my HSBer posts converted to Blogger - it errors out on line 10,321 (so it says). May just try to convert a few posts, I don't need EVERYTHING copied over I guess. This may take a while. Thanks for all the good instructions though.

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  11. You can add me to the broken camel list. I feel guilty though. The community is great, but ever since the big change I've had problem after problem. Thanks for the information on converting to blogger.

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  12. Hi Sally! I'm Jenny in Alaska. Good to see you. When our computer died I had plenty of time to think about whether to stay at HSB or move over here. When we got a new computer and I found that my template and other things had caused my blog to disappear . . . again . . . well, here I am. I do love the community feel of HSB, but I'll give this a whirl. Looks like many others have already moved. Thank you for this great post. I'm going to try it right now. Then I should be back to blogging soon. :)

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  13. Thank you. That was very helpful.

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  14. ally! It's so good to read about you and your family again. I missed you when I made the switch from HSB. :) Praying for your move back home! Huge changes for you all.

    Thank you for these directions. I have been slowly moving my blog over, a little at a time, which has been a huge pain and I haven't gotten very far. I'm going to try this again tomorrow but I couldn't get the file to convert. I kept getting an error message. :/ Not sure why, but I'm not giving up! :)

    Looking forward to getting back in touch with you after you all are settled in.

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