Yuck. What a hassle.
I like to think of myself as an intelligent woman, but blimey if it isn’t complicated to move a blog when you’re starting from zero knowledge and experience. Oh sure, a hundred places and even WordPress.com support says ‘No problemo. Just convert the old blog software into XML and you’re on your way.’
1) can’t for the life of me figure out what blog software my dying web host is using. One blogger says to get it from sourcecode. Sadly, I’ve been reading code for an hour and find nothing.
2) so far have no leads on how to convert whatever that format is into XML. I *have* learned what XML is, and that’s good general knowledge that I can use. It still doesn’t tell me how to take three years’ worth of old Internet jabber and put it into a pretty XML file.
Ok, well, that’s my bitch for the day. I’m working on it. I still have a week to work this out.