Dear benevolent masters of the wordpress.com universe, this nerd badly needs your help.
I'm at wits end with some time-consuming (and seemingly sisiphyian) attempts I've been making to get my blogging content away from LiveJournal and onto a more functional platform that better suits my needs. My previous efforts are chronicled across many LJ communities and support requests, and also here at two previous forum posts:
(apologies that those are dupes, I was a noob here at the time)
I have decided, at this point, to abandon trying to get an automated import working between wordpress.com and my old LiveJournal account. This is no fault of wordpress.com of course, but I see no further value in pursuing that solution route. On the LiveJournal side, it seems clear that the XML-RPC issues at hand are not receiving much attention because they are only affecting certain accounts (and backup/export ease-of-use has never been a core concern of LiveJournal anyway). Besides, there's no way to know if the issues were resolved if a complete import would ever work, because of their other recurring issues with HTTP 500 errors, connection throttling, and "varnish" problems with their presentation layer.
What I'm asking for is a one-shot manual assist from someone at wordpress.com to try and get my content over, to whatever degree of completeness possible. I've sent an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org, attached to which are the best XML files I could come up with. Everything is in there, entries and comments alike, and if they need to be manipulated a bit into a more specific XML structure I am happy to assist.
I know you guys are busy, and I understand that this is a free service (though I'll definitely be purchasing a few value-adds once I get myself up and running). I am realistic about this taking some time. However, if one of you could just reply to this post and let me know "hey dude, plea received, don't worry, we'll totally get back to you when we can and we think will probably be able to make this work" that would be awesome.
Also, provided this "manual" method can succeed, I'd like to say for the record that I am absolutely a fan of sending web-ordered pizzas to hard working and potentially underappreciated support staff. You know, say, if someone were to contact me privately with relevant details or something. ;)
Thanks in advance! ^_^
The blog I need help with is trackofalljades.wordpress.com.