Goodbye LiveJournal, Hello WordPress!

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So, I moved away from using LiveJournal as the engine behind my blog.

It’s a shame, because it was such a big part of my life for so long, but I’ve not lost anything, as I brought everything with me, dating as far back as 2000.

I’ve set up WordPress so it copies posts to LiveJournal (and keeps them in sync when I change/delete them from WordPress). It’ll also send updates to Facebook, so people there will know I’ve updated. It doesn’t use Facebook Beacon yet, but I’ll look into that as time goes on.

If you have some webspace somewhere already, I’ll be more than happy to help move your entire LiveJournal across to WordPress for £50, or £30 if you use Rocket Dog Creative as your hosting provider. Leave a comment, or email me at aaron@unadopted.co.uk if you’re interested.

7 thoughts on “Goodbye LiveJournal, Hello WordPress!

  1. Why leave LJ, but then dupe your entries back to LJ?

    Perhaps another solution would be to syndicate the Atom/RSS feed from WordPress back to LJ via http://www.livejournal.com/syn/ and get people to “subscribe” to your RSS feed that way.

    But then, I don’t know how easy it would be to edit/monitor/delete entries pulled in by Syndication compared to dual-publishing.

    Or is dual-posting only a temporary solution to get your LJ friend list used to the idea of you being elsewhere, and give them time to update/subscribe via their own methods?

  2. Mainly because LiveJournal’s syndication isn’t that great, and cross-posting gets people used to me being off-site. I’ll probably change that in the future, but for now it works for me.

  3. In terms of LJ::TextMessage? Yeah, I guess I won’t be working on it anymore. Having said that, it’s been abandoned largely for LiveJournal’s new SMS thing that they have with, uh, is it Amp’d Mobile or something?

    I’ll miss LiveJournal, but doing things this way is much better for me in many ways.

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