so i did it, i went back and added to blogger everything i can find that i ever blogged, wrote or posted. so the archive of my complete inane rambling now goes back a good few years, and has all the stuff from live journal, some random posts i made in some forums, a few non-blog posts i wrote.
took three goes over a few days to get everything in, and the most painful bit is that after about 25 blog posts in a 24 hour period blogger adds word verification to each post entry, so i have to copy and paste the entry, update the time, and then type ‘khhbjbsdzxuahbas’ 89 times before submit works.
some of the google word verification links are truly evil.
i don’t suggest anyone goes back and reads any of the crap i posted, i really just included it so everything is in one place (blogger let’s you export stuff now, so i can back everything up with a handy single click).
one thing that’s clear from reading back all my old blog posts is the number of recurring themes and how it’s always the same things i worry about. also, it’s 12 years since i started posting snippets of my life in public places (i.e. outside of fidonet, which started much earlier, i’m not sure if i’ll post any of the fidonet stuff, i have sudden deja vu that i’ve spoken about that before), and it’s clear to me that i have some basic need to be heard. when i’m not blogging i’m sending blog-like e-mails to the gemmellfantasy mailing list, or making blog-like posts to various website forums.
now that most of the content at www.darkstorm.co.uk/tony is in blogger i’ll need to decide what i’m doing with that site.