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Today you find me sat like a Poor Lonely Old Pensioner in an area that's about to go completely over to digital, wondering how on EARTH I'm going to be able to watch Coronation Street in future, for LO! I write this blog on Blogger and then FTP it onto my server, and now Blogger have CHARMINGLY decided to stop letting me do this altogether.

It's not just me, by the way, it's everybody who does it this way. BUT IT FEELS PERSONAL.

For those who don't know/don't want to know but have got this far and are having a sandwich or something so are going to keep reading anyway, what happens with this type of blogging is that i WRITE these DEATHLESS EPITHETS in Blogger, which then publishes them onto MY website using FTP. They then appear at http://mjhibbett.tripod.com/bit.htm which you may be seeing instead as /blog/ or, INDEED, through the RSS feed at http://mjhibbett.tripod.com/atom.xml. Whichever way you choose, you're coming to my webpages to look at them.

But I'm not going to be able to do that for much longer, as blogger insists I move over to THEIR subdomains, and use something like www.mjhibbett.blogger.com or somesuch. This might not sound like a problem, but it means that EVERYONE who comes to read this regularly will have to update their bookmarks (yes, TENS of people will be inconvenienced!) as will anybody who reads it via RSS. I'll ALSO have to change the way it interacts with facebook, lose the links to the archives, have to completely re-do EVERY link back here on the website, and go through the hassle of re-doing the templates so that it LOOKS the same as the actual website.

I'm probably making a BIG FUSS about it that it needn't be, I know - but still, bloody hell! I've been using bloody blogger since FOREVER and have had the blog on this exact page for nearly TWELVE BLOODY YEARS, it does feel like a bit of an imposition to have to go changing it all now.

So, has anybody got any ideas about how I could EASILY sort this out? I need a solution that'll, basically, let me carry on as normal, like hopefully just with another online blogging company, without needing to do anything FANCY with the servers (which are run by Tripod, who are their OWN huge pile of worries!). Does anyone have any ideas?

And yes, the nice young person who helps me out CAN have a biscuit from the biscuit tin if it works!

posted 5/2/2010 by MJ Hibbett

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Comments:

what happened to 'don't be evil'?

i, who don't know that much about this sort of thing, have a few potential suggestions:


1: use frames to display the blogger page inside your own webpage (although everyone hates frames)

2: use a page that reads the rss feed from blogger and displays it appropriately - http://www.xml.com/pub/a/2006/09/13/rss-and-ajax-a-simple-news-reader.html

3: migrate your blog to wordpress and publish it from there http://underscorebleach.net/jotsheet/2006/05/move-blogger-to-wordpress

if any of these point you in the right direction, happy to have helped. otherwise, sorry to waste your time

capatcha: 'lablemi'
posted 8/2/2010 by grilly

What a pile of crap. Stupid Google.

http://blogger-ftp.blogspot.com/p/faqs.html

I suspect the best bet will be to move to a different blogger

http://blogtipz.com/2008/07/07/forget-wordpress-and-blogger-30-alternative-blog-services/
posted 8/2/2010 by rob.fleay

Thanks chaps, that's all MOST helpful, and I've had a good look at them all. I think it's probably going to have to be a different blogging tool, though none of them seem to do FTP the same. I might try CRYING instead!
posted 9/2/2010 by MJ Hibbett

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