With the demise of Posterous in April, I decided to merge all the old “quick thoughts” into this site, keeping everything on one place.
It was an interesting process – and not without frustration. The Posterous plugin for self-hosted WordPress sites doesn’t seem to work with current versions of WordPress, the native import process only works for WordPress.com websites, and the Posterous backup process is ponderous – it took hours and hours to produce a relatively small xml file.
I have to say, it could have been made a lot easier!!
In the end I gave up and manually copied articles across. The naturally gets yo thinking about what you’ve written before – Do you still think the same thoughts? Have things moved one?
In the end I decided that revisionist history of my thinking was not right so in just about every case I just copied the article over unaltered while preserving the date of publication – If I changed my mind then its all in context and my vacillation will be laid bare.