I have re-started the task of trying to rescue some of my old content. It's a slow process, and I am not sure how much remains in web archives, but my old blog, Eskimimi Knits, was a refuge for me, and the words and joy I took in having a little place in the world, online, to share the things that made me happy, meant a great deal.
My blog is now purely for celebration, but I'd love to have kept all of my old content, and the loss of my blog certainly was a particularly sad thing for me, especially as I had comments from friends, some now sadly no longer alive, that gave me such joy and comfort on many of the posts on there. Though I cannot move the comments across (due to them only being archived on Wayback Machine rather than in a database), I can at least copy the posts that were captures, and paste them one by one back into the new blog.
Though it will take quite some time, it is something I'd like to pursue. My only nervousness is that I do not want to annoy any readers with this 'old' content. Though I think there is value in the old posts and I am enjoying reading them again myself, I can't just assume that everyone will feel the same. One thing that I am uncertain about is whether they appear on RSS feed readers and blog aggregators. Both the services Mr Awesome and I use seem to be ignoring thee old posts as I upload them, so they are not showing in our timelines, but I am not sure if all services work the same way.
My intention was just to upload a few every now and again, but I was wondering if it would be better if I just saved then all as drafts and published them in one big block, if it did turn out that they were appearing on people's feed readers and people didn't want to read them?
Any thoughts on this from the folks that do stop by and read this blog would be greatly appreciated.