Blogger Buzz: Your blog, your data
The Blogger Team have now moved a great feature from Blogger draft to the full live Blogger system. The import and export feature allows you to export all your posts in Atom format to an XML file on your hard disc.
This itself is a great feature because now you can have a secure system for managing back ups of your posts as well as your template. As well as this though you are able to import the posts that you have exported from another blog. This allows you to easily move blog posts or sets of blog posts from one blog to another. This is an extremely useful feature.
Many bloggers will have a few dormant blogs which have posts on them which they don't want to use but where the blog itself has gone stale. This new feature will allow you to easily consolidate such posts into one blog. Better still it seems that all the comments are moved together with the posts so that you don't lose anything.
In the future it may be possible to use the XML file to move posts from one blogging system to another.
This is a very useful feature and Google are to be congratulated for this welcome improvement to Blogger.