Friday, September 29, 2006

[Blogger] Importing to TypePad

I'm seriously contemplating moving my site from Blogger to TypePad and switching to, which I'd registered some time back.

I see that TypePad has instructions for importing from Blogger. Has anyone tried this and what was the result? My site's been up for about a year and has about 600 posts. I can't help thinking that there would have to be some hitches in this process.

This Post was written by Bill from Tea Guy Speaks.


Alicat said...

If you used Blogger to upload your pictures you will have to re-upload all of them again. Pain in the butt, believe me. :)

I could be wrong, but I don't believe you can import comments. Anyone know for sure?

I switched to typepad a while back and I'm now in the process of switching back to blogger.

Personally, I didn't feel it was worth the price. BUT, their tech help is great for newbie users who need help learning how to use Typepad.

But besides the pictures, I had no problems switching. Then again, I had 100 posts or less at the time. :)

Tyler said...

Ok, so I didn't move from Blogger to Typepad, but I did move from Blogger to Wordpress. Here's my 2 cents: make sure you have plenty of free time before you do the migration, because there's a good chance you'll have to make some kind of minor change to every single post. Probably not what you wanted to hear, but it must be said.

stephen said...

caveat emptor...I'm about to leave typepad (reluctantly because no matter where I go it will be a lot of work for this non-tech-savvy cook)...why? because they are set up to support infrequent bloggers only...I have posted less than 400 posts and have about 1200 comments but they told me that the reason photos now load in minutes -- if the process doesn't time out before they load -- rather than in seconds as they did when I started in April 2005 is that I have a high number of posts and comments and that gobbledy-gook the database gobbledy-gook gobbledy-gook so it's slow. When asked if this was going to be addressed and when they waffled and dissembled and refused to address the question really. 400 posts? I'm planning to do this for years and amass thousands of posts, so it's obvious that Typepad, while good at marketing and signing up new bloggers, has no interest in supporting anyone who really wants to use the service. Anyway, good luck with wherever you go!

ParisBreakfasts said...

Interesting..I tried to start with Typepad and gave up after 3 weeks of getting no where. There were too many bells & whistles for me. I was up at Blogger in 2 hours! Recently I thought of switching again because I've heard it's easier to Amazon Associates & you cna pre-post if you're going away etc. But then I found you can pre-post at blogger using an email program. And basically I find Blogger clean & simple. I found it easy to set up an adjoining blog to put all my links and any other stuff I want. Typepad support made no sense to me at all and I've heard the same from others. Plus having the Blogger avatar is a real advantage. Lots of advantages in fact and it's only going to get bigger and more savvy. Google will see to that IMO

Liz said...

This is a great topic! I was considering the move to Typepad myself- and now I think I will stay right were I am and just study a little more HTML.

Good luck Bill!

girlgastronome said...

Have you tried using the new Beta version of Blogger? I know it's supposed to be more robust (includes categories, etc.). I'm debating about doing it but am somewhat concerned since you can't return to the old Blogger once you've made the switch.

Liz said...

Is it possible to create an entirely different version of the same blog on Blogger Beta and still keep another blog running on Blogger?

Since I couldn't get the url I wanted on Blogger I was thinking of signing up on the Beta with the url I want, but it hardly seems worth it otherwise as the current version suits my needs and then some.