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Weblog Migration Is a Painful Process or Is It Not?

As I am continuing to work on elsua further, at the moment I am having a look at the template customisation where I will be adding a number of different features, thus stay tuned !, there was one single item that got me wondering what I would be doing with it now that the weblog is up and running and I am not longer posting content into LSR. Yes, indeed, that is the migration of the contents from one weblog to the other. Both weblogs are running WordPress and although I know I could probably get the data from one to the other I am not sure it would be an easy task.
 
I think that this is due to the fact that LSR is hosted over at Blogsome and I am not sure I would be able to get all the contents from them in one single go. I know I may be able to use FTP to grab those contents if I would have access to it, but since that FTP access is not possible within Blogsome I think it is going to be a painful and slow process. So that is why I have decided to take a bit more of a radical approach and just move those weblog posts over here that I find still relevant and that I would want to keep.
 
Then for all the others I will just leave them for the time being in my Blogsome weblog and if I ever would want to get them back I know where they are. One step at a time. Thus you will have to bear with me while all this migration and template tweaking takes place. I am going to make sure that there will be some updated content as well during the course of the day so that you can also check out and read some of the stuff of what is going on in elsua and which may not have been include in my other weblog.
 
You may be actually wondering how I am planning to make that migration from one weblog to the other, right ? Well, I though about using Qumana for this same purpose. I am sure that you know already about this, right? The latest version of Qumana actually allows you to get former posts from your weblog and bring them back to edit mode and then with a single change of the weblogging platform I can re-post the weblog content but in my new weblog: elsua. So what I thought would probably have been a painful process it may not be so any longer. It may take some time as I am also planning to add some more information details on each of the weblog posts if applicable, but I hope to eventually get there over the next few days.
 
However, if you know of a way about how to migrate easily content from Blogsome into a WordPress based weblog please do post a comment with the info or contact me offline. Let’s see how it all goes, folks. More to come later on.
 
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Welcome to elsua !

No, this time around I am not going to start this weblog with the famous “Hello World !” sentence either. Pretty much like I did with LSR, when I first got started into the Internet weblogging phenomenon back in April this year, I am just going to say “Welcome to elsua !” As most of you already know, my name is Luis and this is my new weblog. I have been maintaining LSR for a bit over six months and now that I am done with that experiment I think it is time I get started with a new challenge: that is, a new weblog hosted and maintained by myself and called elsua.net.

As I go ahead and start sharing some more content you will notice that in this weblog I am going to continue weblogging about the stuff that I have been weblogging all about during all this time: Learning & Knowledge, Communities, Collaboration, Online Facilitation, Social Networking, Work-Life Balance and a whole bunch of stuff going from photography, to travelling to whatever comes to my mind at that very moment. In short, my own personal weblog.

As you have noticed I am actually hosting my weblog in my own domain: elsua.net and this is going to be a new exciting experience that I am hoping I will be able to share with you all. I am new to some of the stuff that I will be dealing with but I am sure it will work out in the end. For the time being just bear with me while I tailor the WordPress template and update it to match the look and feel I would be comfortable with. There are lots of things that I need to update and to add, so it is going to take a bit of time. And then another task I also need to get busy with is the migration of the weblog content from LSR into elsua.net.

Indeed, there are a number of different weblog posts that I am still very keen on keeping them in my active weblog so over time I am going to move those over here and continue from there. Also as you probably know by now already, I maintain an Intranet weblog in the company that I work for and I am planning to copy across some of that content that I have been sharing for nearly two years now.

So with all that said, I just wanted to let you know that I am up and running, after a couple of days of setting and tweaking things up here in my new weblog. Welcome aboard and hope you enjoy the ride just as much as I do ! Welcome to elsua.net !

And, finally, I am going to leave you with one of my favourite quotes of all times from one of my favourite authors, which also explains a bit why I am here, starting this weblog … “We must decide what to do with the time that is given to us!“

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