The idea for this post evolved from a series of emails with Vicki. Ihis won't be a regular Tuesday feature, or repeated, as the amount of worthwhile technical information that I can share with you right now will likely be exhausted in one post.
It occurs to me that many of us stick with Bloglines (or in my case stuck with Bloglines) because of the daunting task of recreating all of those subscriptions. So, in an effort to encourage all of my fellow knitbloggers to vote with their (digital) feet, here's how I imported my Bloglines subscriptions into Newsgator. I use Windows XP and Firefox, version 1.0.7. The instructions might be oh-so-slightly different if you're using a different browser. Or not. Really, I don't know.
1. Make sure that you have two browsers open, one with bloglines and one
with Newsgator (log in to Newgator and click the URL & Import tab.
Make sure that you then click on the "Import" options once you're in
that menu.) You don't have to do this, just makes it easier.
1. Go to your Bloglines blogroll and click the "edit" option.
2. Make all of your feeds public (if they aren't already).
3. Now, look over on the right hand side (the larger frame). See the tab that reads "Share"? Click on it.
4. Look down at the bottom of the larger frame. See the section reading "/public"? There should be a URL there. Copy and past that URL into the address line of this browser (we haven't used the Newsgator browser yet, other than to open the window).
5. Your blogroll appears on the left hand side. Go down to the bottom and select "Export Subscriptions" beneath your blogroll.
6. Now, Bloglines will open up some type of code on the right hand side. Mostly ignore that. Move your mouse arrow into that frame and right click on it. From the menu that appears, select the "This Frame" option.
7. From the menu that appears from the "This Frame" option select "Frame Info".
8. Another window opens. At the top will be a line entitled "URL" with an address after it.
9. Copy that URL (highlight and use Ctrl+C)
NOW, open up that other browser, the one with Newsgator.
10. In the Newsgator browser, scroll down until you see this:
To import feeds from an OPML URL, enter that URL using this form.OPML file URL: