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Converting Blogger ATOM export to BlogML

I'm slowly converting a number of blogs from Blogger to BlogEngine.NET. The least fun part is dealing with the Blogger export file. For this blog I used a Powershell script but had problems with comments not exporting correctly and it was quite painful to fix everything up. Blogger allows you to export a copy of your blog using ATOM, however BlogEngine.NET (and other tools) speak BlogML.

I've just released a command line tool that takes the ATOM format Blogger export and converts it to BlogML. You can download Blogger2BlogML from Codeplex. The tool uses .NET 4.0 (client profile) so you'll need to install this if you don't already have it. If you give Blogger2BlogML a try let me know how you get on. 



Your software to convert to blogml won't instal unless I instal netframework 4. something or other. I think enough is enough. Not tonight, not ever. I have enough shit in my computer without adding more shit just to instal your shit.

Rob Ellison

It does say that .NET 4 is required in the post. You don't have to install anything if you don't want to use the free tool that I've provided.


Thanks for providing this tool. My situation is the opposite. I have a BlogML file that I want to import into Blogger. Do you provide this? If not, do you know anyone who does? Thanks

Rob Ellison

Ken, sorry, I'm not aware of such a tool. I've never had the need to import to Blogger. It's possible someone has written this but I haven't come across it.


Hello, I've downloaded your command line tool but everytime I open it, it closes right away.  I am running as admin and have made sure there is nothing that should be preventing it from opening...what am I doing wrong?

Rob Ellison

See the usage instructions at http://blogger2blogml.codeplex.... If you still can't get it working please add a thread at http://blogger2blogml.codeplex....

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