Seriously thinking of moving blog service

Over a year ago I started blogging and done a quick scan of availablle tools and services. I ended up with Blogger as the service seemed quite flexible and I could post to my own URL. What I never liked about Blogger is :

  • They don’t support categories
  • The blogdesign is very basic and you have to ‘html’ a lot yourself

    This evening I have done some serious testing of Typepad and I have to say I am quite impressed with all of the out of the box features. Typepad is a hosted service like Blogger and instead of offering an FTP service to export to your own URL, Typepad offers more advanced Domain mapping. Althoughypepad is a paid service vs Blogger is for free, I do think it’s worth the money.
    What I also like is that there’s an import function (and export guidance) for Blogger, meaning I can move my whole blog over. That does bring me to some questions I have left :

  • Can I also export / Import the comments to my posts ?
  • What are the experiences of other bloggers with moving blogging engine / service ?
  • I use Feedburner for my RSS feed, so I assume I can just point Feedburner to my new feedfile ?
  • WIll Domainmapping sort out OK, so people have no problem finding my Blog ?
  • Is Typepad a good service or am I overlooking other great options ?
  • I still operate 2 blog (one in Dutch and one in English) should I continue this, combine them into one (so Dutch and English posts in one blog) or just skip one ?

    Any hints, tips, tricks are more than welcome 🙂

  • Peter de Haas
    Peter de Haas
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    1. Hi,
      Regarding your question on feedburner pointing to the url, that is easily done at the feedburner website by logging in and choosing ‘Edit Feed’ and adding the new Source Feed file.
      Users who subscribe to your feed shouldnt not notice any type of difference.
      If there is anything else we could help with, feel free to contact us.
      Thanks for using our service.

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