When, on 12 March last year, Posterous announced the big news that it had been acquired by Twitter, I expected the worst. The assurance that “Posterous Spaces will remain up and running without disruption” was decidedly tempered by them saying that they would have a backup tool ready “in the coming weeks” for anyone wishing to move to another service.
However, the “coming weeks” turned into months with no updates, until on 27 December, Spaces export arrived and, although I had no immediate plan to move my blog away from Posterous, I made a backup.
Out of curiosity more than anything, I imported the backup into a WordPress blog I had never got around to using. And then, as an exercise in procrastination, faffed around with it, sorting out the tags and categories.
Which all turned out to be quite convenient really, given yesterday’s announcement that Posterous will disappear on 30 April.
So, from now on, this will be the new home for my occasional blog posts.