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Discussion on: Thoughts on bringing over an old(er) blog?

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Glenn Stovall

Here's one way you could automate it: Dev.to has a publishing from RSS feature. You could point that towards your current site's feed, and pull the content in that way. If you are looking to remove your old blog entirely, you'll want to remove the canonical_url tags from the new posts.

There are also WordPress plugins that could help automate some or all of the process. I haven't tested these yet, but Google led me to the Post on Dev.to WP Plugin and a WordPress to markdown converter.

To your second question, no it isn't weird. In fact, I don't think people do it enough. Publishing content one time, in one format, in one place only makes sense if the following are true:

  • everyone that piece of content could help was ready for it at the same time.
  • They also look for answers in the same places;
  • They all learn the exact same way.

That a'int it.

Publishing your content in multiple formats and places is a good thing. If you want to move your content here, feel free doing so. I would advise looking into canonical_urls. Your content should have one home on the internet (the canonical URL), and all other links should point to that. If you migrate here, I'd advise using 301 redirects to ensure you don't break anything or lose any SEO juice.

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