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I just switched my Blog from Blogger to self hosted WordPress. I had trouble getting my Blog from Blogger to WordPress using the Blogger import utility. I tried all the tricks I found on Google and never got it to work. Yes, I tried the Change line 84 to www from www2 and the 110 step detailed tutorials. Nothing worked. I have experienced frustration like this many times and the answer is usually simple, I was trying to make it too complicated.

I gave up for a while to think on it. I noticed I had to get an API key for a plugin in my WordPress installation so I logged onto WordPress.com, signed up for an account and wala got a key. It asked me to start a Blog hosted at WordPress.com… I thought, silly thing I already have a blog.

Light Bulb over my Head

Problem Solved!!!

Later on after getting brain fried trying to debug the importing of my blogger blog I thought Humm… What if I create a test blog at WordPress.com, import the blogger blog from there, export it to WordPress XML format and import that to my self hosted platform. I then deleted the test blog. This worked perfect!!! So, if anyone ever finds this, there you go, problem solved. I’m assuming all those posts out in the blogosphere that led me nowhere are old and everyone already found the solution but never posted the results or it’s just a no brainer, not blogworthy and I got caught up in thinking it is more complicated than it should be. Whatever the case here’s my new WordPress Blog in all it’s glory with all my boring posts from blogger.

I’m doing this as more of an experiment anyway so I’ll be surprised if anybody ever reads this.

Google, I’m here, Spider me, Help those WordPressers trying to import Blogger, Spider me…..

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