I set out to try and import the old Knitterman blog into this new format. I had several thousand posts there, along with gazillions of comments from visitors.
O’course the former website is now closed to me and there’s no way to go back and try to retrieve that data in a different format.
What I have is a *.csv file. I first tried a straight import (using the WordPress import tool). Nope, the file wasn’t what was expected.
So I tried to import the *.csv file into an OpenOffice spreadsheet and ….
OH MAH GAWDDD!!!!!
nearly 500,000 lines, most of which was pure gobble-de-gook. So, okay, the posts are there (Yay), but in order to make sense of it I need to first do some manual editing. I cannot do it today. Won’t even try.
The good news is that the text is there, although I can’t discern just how far back the posts go, since there was an interruption and rebuilding several years ago.
What I might try to do, however, is first do a manual edit, and then take the posts and pictures and create a book — something you can purchase and download as an e-book, as an archive of what it took to get me here. I have no idea what all there was, but it was a bunch!
So, would you be interested in an e-book of my “historical highlights”? I won’t included the idle stuff and silly posts, but anything with knitting content, patterns, ideas, etc., along with significant events (like Hurricane Ike, etc.).