Don’t Panic!

The eve of the Tumblr deadline of December 17th is upon us. Here are some steps you can take to lessen the pain and anguish…

Back up your blog if you can. Here is a great tutorial on how to do that via Tumblr:

If you are running windows and are handy at scripting, you can try TumblThree:

There is also TumblRipper that runs on the .NET framework:

Even if you have to use Chrome and save each of your webpages as a web archive, do it. Every little bit helps.

Most download rates for people trying to rescue their blogs directly from Tumblr is 40-50 KB/sec. It is pathetic. If that wasn’t enough, there may be evidence that Tumblr is banning IP addresses. Another thing you might want to try is a VPN. Here is a good link to get you started:

Lastly, signup for MojoFire.

MojoFire is the new micro-blogging platform for both users and communities to post their favorite media and creativity. We’re the online home for everyone to connect and share.

It is gonna be OK.