Goodbye Blogsome

Before we started the blogs in our own domain, we tried various blogging platforms including Geocities, Blogsome, Blogger, WordPress.com and so on. After realizing that investing a lot of time and effort on such platform doesn’t pay-off later, we choose to purchase our own domain and start developing it. Our fears are turning out to be real… After Geocities and other free hosts, Blogsome is also shutting down soon.

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We received the following email today:

Hello owner of the xnepali blog,
We regret to inform you that Blogsome is going to be closing down
permanently.  We’ve enjoyed hosting your blogs, but all good things
must come to an end.  After the 7th December the admin interface of
your blog may no longer be accessible and the blog content may be removed.
If you would like to backup your content you can do so by logging into
your blog.  After this choose the Manage >> Backup tabs.  Here you
will find three backup options.  We have recently added a WXR file
option, which will allow you to import your content back into the
popular WordPress.com blogging site.  In order to keep your images you
should select a backup of the database which includes images.
We are sorry about the inconvenience and wish you good luck in your
future blogging endevours.
Cheers,
The Blogsome team.

Although we didn’t devote much time in the blog, we hadn’t closed it (now, they are going to delete it).

The email I got was not from Blogsome address but from "Browse the World" with email id originating from browseireland.com. When I checked the the Blogsome Forum, it is confirmed that they indeed are closing. Many users were disappointed and were desperately trying to move the blog to other platforms.

Some users have been worried about how to move the blog to another platform. Here is the procedure:

Log in to your blog dashboard:

Click on "Manage" and then "Backup"

There are three potions. The last WXR file is the best to import the blog in WordPress blog.

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The back options are self explanatory.

In WordPress, you can import the backup by clicking in "Import" in Tools section on the left bar.

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After the import you need to modify the theme to replicate the design.

We hope, some will find the information useful. 

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9 thoughts on “Goodbye Blogsome

  1. I didn’t received the e-mail from blogsome team but my blog in effect is down. Could you please send me by e-mail the e-mail address of the blogsome administrator so I can contact him and ask if it’s possible to backup my blog now ? Thank you in advance !

  2. LoL!

    Same as above… never got a notice and I guess I lose my entire blog content… I guess that what I get for being a cheapskate…

  3. Same thing than people above. Can I get the email address to try reach Blogsome and get access to my files?

    I will appreciate your help.

  4. Same than people above. Can I get the email address from which you get the notice? I need to try to reach people at Blogsome in order to find a way to get access to my blog files.

    I really would appreciate your help.

  5. ACK!!! I’ve lost all my stuff too!! I didn’t get the email or I would have moved and saved everything too. 🙁 My journal was on there and I wanted to print it off. Could you please post the email address of the blogsome administrator as well?

  6. I didn’t received the e-mail from blogsome team but my blog in effect is down. Could you please send me by e-mail the e-mail address of the blogsome administrator so I can contact him and ask if it’s possible to backup my blog now ? Thank you in advance !

  7. I also didn’t get the message and was disappointed to find that my blog is just not there any more. Mostly “historic” content, which is why I hadn’t checked back sooner. But like others, that’s a piece of my life, gone. Checked the WayBack Machine at archive.org but had no luck – others might fare better. Would be interested if the site has been archived somewhere else, or if someone found a contact for help.

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