Blogger are awesome in many ways, but if there’s one feature missing, it’s a way to import/export to other blog engines.
BlogML is a standard that several other blog engines are starting to support.
I used a superb tool called BlogExporter, which exported all of my posts, comments and tags from my Blogger account to a nice little XML file.
Unfortunately, this XML file can not be imported as is to AtomSite, it needs a bit of massaging..
I exported the default blog that ships with the installation of AtomSite, to a BlogML XML file, and then compared the with the result from BlogExporter.
I noticed that a couple of tags where missing regarding the author of the blog, namely the email and title:
<extended-properties /> tag needed to be replace with the following:
Altering those values in the XML file allowed me to import the posts to AtomSite smoothly. Stay tuned for the next post about connecting AtomSite to Windows Live Writer..