Moving to Posterous from Movable Type (via WP)

I’ve decided to move my blog to Posterous, cos it’s hassle-free and I don’t want to fiddle with MT and the likes anymore.
It really wasn’t as easy as I was hoping though. For some reason, Movable Type would not let Posterous import my full entries via RSD. And Posterous’ support still being kinda slow (as the platform picks up steam), I was left to find another solution by myself.
Here is what I eventually did:

  1. modified RSS feed on MT to include all full past entries
  2. installed wordpress (!)
  3. imported MT blog into WP using full RSS feed
  4. then imported WP blog into Posterous

Anyway, what’s left for me to do is redirect all past entries on in-duce.net to Posterous.

I’m also gonna tag-up my previous entries, cos it’s fun!

Am looking forward to seeing how Posterous’ platform and community evolve.

Update 1: all redirects done, all tagging done. in-duce.net is no more. long live aka.me

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  1. Looks Like Boobs

     /  November 4, 2009

    Posterous is pretty cool, but always be prepared to migrate elsewhere if you need to. A good rule of thumb when evaluating new services like Posterous is to look at whether or not they have any money coming in. If they have a revenue source, they have a better chance at staying in the game (and serving you) long term.

  2. perke

     /  November 4, 2009

    so you update this via email?

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