I hand my data off to web services every day. The ones that give me the best value in return I use most often. Simple. That's why i share my personal data with me.dium, last.fm, google, flickr etc.
The place that I probably give the most data to is actually Typepad. Typepad hosts this blog. All of my posts, comments, trackbacks, links, etc.
I'm in the process of moving this blog to a different service that I'm really excited about. So I need to migrate my data from typepad. I'd like to think that my data on typepad is actually mine but it doesn't feel that way as it's hard to make the move.
Since I started bloging, my url has been sabet.typepad.com. This weekend i bought the domain BijanBlog.com. So now if
you goto www.bijanblog.com it will redirect you to this blog for now.
I need to figure out how to move my feedburner feed or most likely I will have to set up a new one. And I need to figure out what technorati will do with inbound links. I suspect I'll have to keep this typepad blog alive in parallel for months while I make the transition. Sigh.
And what to do about comments? I never liked typepad's commenting system. My friend David Karp from Davidville introduced me to Daniel Ha at Disqus several weeks ago. Now I have Disqus powering my comment system. Not only does Disqus provides a substantially better commenting system than typepad but the commenting data is portable. I will be able to bring the service *and data* with me to my new blog. Daniel is a super cool guy and I want to thank him for all of his help. Daniel uses Tumblr and blogs at obscurelyfamous.com
Please let me know if anyone else has info or tips on typepad migration. I'm all ears.