20 Nov 2023
Recovering Blogger comments
I’m not sure if it had that option when I converted them originally or that I just ignored it because my Jekyll based static website and blog would not have comments anyway. But since I found a way to display the old comments from the original (self written) blog, I decided to give it a go and see what the result of that conversion would be.
Luckily I still had backuped the Blogger export better, so the XML was still there.
I cloned my repository in a separate temporary directory, installed the Ruby Gems that are needed to run the importer by putting them in
Then I ran the command to import the blog as complete as possible.
And there were the comments, in a separate directory named
Is was as easy as that!
It turned out the old Blogger blog had around 20 comments. So another hour of manual labour and the those comments are restored as well.