When you publish within Blogger, you are, in actuality, exporting Blogger data in a templated format, which just happens to be readable in a browser. However, there’s no reason why you can’t export the data using any other template.
As an example of this process, if you eventually decide to move from Blogger to another blog tool such as Movable Type, you can export your existing posts and all associated information into a format that Movable Type can then import.
To demonstrate exporting the Blogger Data, we’ll use the Movable Type Blogger Export template. To download and learn about this, visit:
This template is shown in Example 6-9. As you can see, it’s much smaller than your existing template.
Example 6-9. Movable Type blogger export template
<Blogger> AUTHOR: <$BlogItemAuthor$> DATE: <$BlogItemDateTime$> ----- BODY: <$BlogItemBody$> -------- </Blogger>
Once you’ve backed up your existing template, copy
the Movable Type export template over it and save the change. Next,
access the Settings view and the Publishing tab and change the name
of the generated file to
export.txt, to prevent
overwriting your existing blog page. Save this change. Access the
Formatting tag next and change the count of postings to cover the
number that you want to export. At this time, the value is set to
seven days’ worth of posts, which
we’ll leave as is.
If you want to export all your data, just ...