Posterous – sniff, sniff, we’ll miss you – UPDATE

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UPDATE – Posterous has officially announced that they are closing up shop on April 30, 2013. Be sure to back it up NOW!

It looks like the sun is setting on Posterous, the popular blogging site. In 2012 it was purchased by Twitter and since then people have been speculating about the future of the platform. It now seems that the the end is nigh. Not long ago Posterous offered a back up tool that would let you download your entire blog into a handy zip file that will let you migrate it to another platform (WordPress and Blogger).

Techcrunch has reported that Posterous is not allowing new accounts to be created (I tried and got the same result).

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Posterous has said that they will give their users plenty of notice if they are going to shutter their services.

Regardless, if you are one of those teachers that uses the ultra easy service it is probably time to back up your blog. To back up your blog, Posterous has made it simple (like the rest of their services). Simply log in and at the top you will see a button that says Backup.

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When you click that hard to miss button it will give you a list of all your blogs. Click the Request Backup buttons of the blogs you would like to back up.

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A confirmation page will appear that asks you if you’re sure with some captchas to enter. Then it will tell you that it is initializing and that this process may take some time.

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Once that is done start a new class blog on WordPress and Blogger. Each will accept your previous entries and depending on how intricate they are will depend on how they will show up. Either way, if you have to start fresh you can find guides on how to do so below.

WordPress start your blog
Blogger start your blog

About Patrick Cauley

I teach middle school technology and love to play around with tech and teach students and colleagues alike. You can read my blog at www.itbabble.com
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One Response to Posterous – sniff, sniff, we’ll miss you – UPDATE

  1. Pingback: Podcast episode 53 – A little off topic – January 26, 2013 | Technology in the Classroom

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