Posterous Closing Down On 30th April 2013

Posterous, the Twitter owned blogging and community site will be closing it’s doors on 30th April 2013. They have millions of users worldwide with many blogs that are maintained on a daily basis. So if Posterous is so popular, why are they closing down? In a recent blog post, Sachin Agarwal, founder and SEO of Posterous had this to say:

Posterous launched in 2008. Our mission was to make it easier to share photos and connect with your social networks. Since joining Twitter almost one year ago, we’ve been able to continue that journey, building features to help you discover and share what’s happening in the world – on an even larger scale.

On April 30th, we will turn off posterous.com and our mobile apps in order to focus 100% of our efforts on Twitter. This means that as of April 30, Posterous Spaces will no longer be available either to view or to edit.

I’m with Posterous. What can I do?

First of all don’t panic! You have until the end of April to get all of your data off of the Posterous server, and luckily they have made it extremely easy for you to back up all of your data, and here’s how:

  1. Go to http://posterous.com/#backup.
  2. Click to request a backup of your Space by clicking “Request Backup” next to your Space name.
  3. When your backup is ready, you’ll receive an email.
  4. Return to http://posterous.com/#backup to download a .zip file.

See, simple!

What now? I still want to run a blog…

There are many other free blogging services out there that you can continue to keep the world informed on your chosen subject. Services like Blogger offer amazing free blogs for you to create and customise. However, if you want a relatively trouble free transition from Posterous then I would suggest you create a free WordPress blog as they have a dedicated Posterious importer service so get you back up and running ASAP.

Remember that your blog address will change so if you have any social networks or exterior links attached to your blog then you will need to update these also. It’s a real shame that Posterious are closing their doors but at least it’s so that they can focus on bigger and better things (hopefully!) instead of simply fading away into obscurity.

Thank you Posterous, it’s been fun!

Posterous Closing Down On 30th April 2013
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