Sunday, June 30, 2013

Backing up my blog to WordPress

Last week, all Bloggers in the "Adult" category (gay or straight) received word that they will be shut down after June 30th if their blogs contained adult advertisements.  The blogger world is a-buzz with rumours about Blogger shutting down all Adult blogs or that your blog would be shut down if you even linked to a commercial blog.

In recent years, nearly four thousand gay blogger blogs have been shut down and the pace has accelerated in the past few weeks.  Read about it here: Google Blogger closes down gay blogs.

So .... I will continue to post at this Blogger address but have backed up my entire blog onto WordPress.  My blog has become far too important to me as a record of my incredible gay journey for the past 2 - 1/2 years.  I cannot lose it!

One day, if you try to access my site and receive a "This blog has been shut down due to violation of terms of service" notification, you will find me here:

 If you care about not losing your blog, I suggest you back it up to WordPress now.  It was very easy!  I followed this tutorial:
  1. Go to and sign up for a new blog.
  2. In the dashboard, click on TOOLS and then IMPORT
  3. Select the location of the blog which is to be imported;  in my case, I clicked on "Blogger"
  4. You will be prompted to sign into your Blogger account, select the blog and to click "Authorize"
  5. Click the IMPORT button and minutes later, my 451 posts and 4451 comments were saved.  Woo-hoo!!
  6. There are further tutorials to import your template and blogroll but those will have to wait.


  1. Thanks for the tip Buddy Bear!

    In the spirit of "you can't teach and old dog new tricks" I really don't want to move, but I think your preemptive back up plan is a darn good one.

  2. WTeverlovinF? don't tell me google hates "teh gays" now! this is disturbing.

  3. I went over to Wordpress a few years ago and have been wholly satisfied with it; I hope you are as well.

  4. I'm probably going to remain on blogger for now; I just am backing up to WordPress as a precaution so I don't lose my online diary of my gay journey.

    I'd really like to pay to move my site to my own domain so I can do what I want with it.

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