When Posterous announced their pending closure (which takes place tomorrow, Apr. 30, 2013), I immediately began searching for a new blogging platform. I wanted a self-hosted setup on my own domain, so I would never again be subject to another blog service’s site closure. I settled on [Octopress] (based on Jekyll), due to its hacker-friendly command line nature, integration with Git, ability to publish to Amazon S3, and easily customizable default theme.
Migration from Posterous required three major steps:
- Exporting posts from Posterous
- Importing posts into Octopress
- Setting up redirection from Posterous to my new blog
Follow along below to back up your own Posterous blog.