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.
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.
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.
The back options are self explanatory.
In WordPress, you can import the backup by clicking in "Import" in Tools section on the left bar.
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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