Building the Blog- Importing Old Comments & New Links
The process of building the new blog also known as the cyberhome that stores the words that you are reading now is filled with an enormous amount of detail work. It is not just about trying to make this place look pretty or inviting. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out what to do about all of the posts from the old blog.
I have somewhere in the neighborhood of 8,000 posts or so. If you are one of the long time readers you know that periodically I recycle old posts. So in reality I don’t have 8,000 original pieces of content, but I still have enough to make it a bit more challenging to take care of the details.Â Invariably I keep finding little things, like text that renders incorrectly to problems with videos that have been pulled down.
And of course there is the issue with comments. I have used a number of different commenting systems including Blogger, Haloscan, DISQUS and Intense Debate. Through the years I did my best to export comments made on one system to the next but it didn’t always work. So I have found numerous posts that look like sad little orphans. They don’t have any comments now, but once upon a time might have had many.
Sometimes it is a bit irritating because there is something nice about having comments on posts, but such is life.