The comments have been restored, and the zillions of messages that got inadvertently splattered all over everyone's friends page have been removed. Thanks to a considerable effort on the part of LJ support, the blog is more or less back where it was.
Here's the status of the move to WordPress:
- The WordPress importer absolutely does not work, full stop. It will import posts, but it will not import comments correctly; roughly one in every 20 comments is imported to the wrong post. Since I have about 22,000 comments, that makes quite a mess of things.
- I have found a Perl script which exports an entire LiveJournal into a WordPress backup file. However, it's quite buggy and finicky. Among other things, it removes formatting from posts which contain lj-cut tags.
- The blog is up and running in its new home, but about 2/3 of the posts have bad formatting. I am currently debating which would take less time--going through and reformatting every post by hand, or attempting to fix the bugs in the Perl export script. Right now, "hitting myself in the face with a hammer" sounds better than either one.
I have a lengthy list of posts I want to make, and I'm still stalled on working on any of them. Between this head cold and the blog getting scrambled, it's been a frustrating few weeks.