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Blogging

February13

About a million years ago, I had a blogger account. I scrapped that and got an LJ account, back when you had to have an invite to sign up. My memories might be hazy. I might have had LJ first and then abandoned it for Blogger and then come back to LJ. I don’t really remember.

Several years ago… six? more?… I bought my own web hosting and eventually started a wordpress blog. You’re either reading this on my own web hosting, or else you’re reading a mirrored version on LJ or DW or IJ or Facebook or MySpace. Or you’ve RSSed it and are reading it in a reader. Anyway, I have a main blog which is about my life and stuff, and I have a blog that’s exclusively about having a baby and all the navel gazing and poop talk that involves. I have a blog that’s just Secret Chicago stuff, and I’d like to start specialized blogs for my fiction in general, any art that I do, and cooking. I want to segregate these different things because someone who wants to learn how to bake a potato probably won’t want to listen to me bitch about how every eraser I’ve used has lifted ink off the paper, no matter what kind of paper or ink, and left the graphite behind, just as an example.

But I know that there are people out there who are interested in the entirety of my life, crappy erasers and baby’s first cusses and baked potatoes and all. So I’d like to scrape up all my different blogs and publish them all in one place.

And I can’t figure out how to do this on space that I own.

Because I could easily start an LJ/DW/IJ account and mirror everything I post in each disparate blog over there. But I want to own the space entirely and be able to customize it and control it, and I don’t see any way to do this other than to copy each entry and paste it into a new entry at my main journal.

Any suggestions?

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One Comment to

“Blogging”

  1. On February 13th, 2010 at 11:54 am Li Says:

    You’re using wordpress, right? There should be options to export and import using wordpress, to merge all previous entries. See: http://en.blog.wordpress.com/2006/06/12/xml-import-export/

    Unless I am completely missing what you’re asking about?