Moving from Windows Live Spaces

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Yay! I have Blogger! I need to figure out how to move content over from my Windows Live Space, but I’m very happy to have everything united under one account (Google).

dgw

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7 Comments:

  1. Hi,

    Do you know of a way to move posts from Google Blogger to Windows Live spaces?

    Shijaz

  2. Thanks for replying.

    Im using Windows Live Writer to do the move, but it has to be done one post at a time and the publish date & categories needs to be re-entered manually.

    Windows does allow custom domains, but the browser address bar eventually shows the spaces URL.

  3. I can workaround by using a frames page.

    Its just that everything I use is Microsoft, except for the blogger part. Would definitely like to bring everything under one account.

  4. Thanks 🙂

  5. The only way I know of to move posts between the two services is manually. Your ~160 posts shouldn’t be too much trouble if you really want to move (say you copy about ten a day for two weeks), but I don’t see why you’d want to. You have nice custom domains set up with Blogger, something that I’m pretty sure is not possible with Windows Live Spaces (I just did a couple searches of the Spaces Help Center).

    But there’s my suggestion. Maybe Microsoft support can do something better for you if you ask.

    PS:
    Hope you don’t feel shafted because I deleted your duplicate comment.

  6. Whoa, you must have checked the box for email notification. 😀 That was fast!

    Anyway, let me ask you something. Why would you want to move from a service that always shows your custom domain to one that only initially shows your domain, then reverts to its own? Seems like Blogger has a real advantage there…

  7. I always frown on kludges, especially since frames don’t update the URL the user sees. Obviously that’s the point in your workaround, but it makes bookmarking, Digging, StumbleUpon-ing, and a bunch of other things more difficult for the user. (Unless you provide links on each post, which it looks like you’ve done on Blogger.)

    Anyway, I can appreciate the desire to unify your accounts. Obviously as a Google advocate I’d rather you yearn to transfer in the other direction. 😀 That desire for unification was part of my decision to move to Blogger (that and the fact that I hated Spaces’ guts for being so unwieldy and slow-loading).

    Whatever you choose, I hope you have good luck. Anything else you want to say, don’t hesitate to post. 🙂 Best wishes.

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