The bird who became a bard
birdonthewire is now bardonthewire. I was pleasantly surprised to find that userID was available. I think it’s really cool, don’t you? 🙂 LJ will continue to be my primary platform, but given the increasing frequency of the DDOS attacks, I have decided to backup my journal on WordPress as well. Twice before, I have lost content on the web – the first time, about 7 years ago when postmark.net shutdown without a warning and I lost all my old mails, and the second time – two months back, when Google Videos shutdown, with a warning, albeit.
Importing from LJ to WordPress wasn’t quite a breeze, but it wasn’t too much of a bother either. Used WordPress’ native import utility – it’s a little iffy, but got the job done, after 3-4 attempts. There were some issues in importing the comments and I had to manually delete a few comments that got replicated several times. Many of the comments have been anonymized which rather sucks, but I guess I can live with that.
Unfortunately, there isn’t any good cross-posting tool that will help me do a one-click update of LJ and WordPress. The best I have found is Windows LiveWriter which helps me update both, but I have to select each journal separately. Testing that out right now with this post – while it’s not ideal, looks like there isn’t any better alternative. In any case, I blog very little these days – so it’s not such a big deal.