So it looks like #Jekyll doesn’t have a standard way of storing comments. OK, fair enough, it’s not like static HTML can accept comments.
But I don’t need to set up Disqus or Github issues or anything like that just to display *existing* comments on an old blog that I’m converting. And I don’t want to just paste the comments into each post.
I’m looking at this approach, minus the handler for new comments. Looks like it might be the best fit for the use case.
So, with Facebook continuing to be a pain, Google+ shutting down, Twitter continuing to be a dumpster fire, and Tumblr clumsily kicking off a huge section of their userbase so that Verizon can better monetize them (making me wonder how long they’ll try before they decide it’s not worth it), I figured it was time to reconsider my social network presence.
Mainly I’m on my main blog at K-Squared Ramblings and on Mastodon at @KelsonV@Wandering.shop these days (Plus Flickr and Instagram.)
As far as Tumblr goes, I’m in wait-and-see mode. I’ve never been super-active here, and I’ll often go a few weeks without reading or posting, but I also have automatic cross-posting set up with Flickr, Instagram, and my blog. A lot of my posts here are duplicates.
I’ve saved a full archive of my Tumblrs, and I’m going to be going through over the next week or few cleaning out the duplicates, except for posts that got traction over here (like M’Hael’s, for instance). Hopefully it’ll result in a more focused blog going forward, with mostly Tumblr-original material (both my own stuff and reblogs), and it’ll be easier to pick out what needs to be saved in the event that Tumblr does go the way of GeoCities and Google+ (or even just the way of LiveJournal, which it’s halfway to already).
“small b blogging” (via ma.tt) – interesting read on how blogging has changed over time, and inding a big audience vs. a small (but more focused) audience.
I checked out what you get when you export your content from Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, WordPress and LiveJournal, with an eye for both private archives and migrating to your own site.
Tired of Twitter? Fed up with Facebook? Irritated by Instagram?
If you want to leave a major social network, but keep your content — or even just make sure you have your own backup in case the site shuts…
View On WordPress
I’ve updated this article to include what you get when you use WordPress to import a Tumblr blog. It works better than I expected, though there are a few gotchas – videos don’t embed, single images come through as galleries, things like that.
I always feel weird when editing old blog posts at my main site publishes them here in Tumblr. I mean, I like that it works, and that they get properly backdated, but they still show up as new in the dashboard.
Even if they’re about events that happened six years ago.