After my venting last week about not being able to move my wordpress.com site to my own wordpress installation, one of my faithful readers came to the rescue.
Rob over at Lagesse.org left me a note that indicated formatting may be the problem. After I dug a little deeper I found that the spam comments I had not yet deleted were being included in the export.
I trashed those, did a new export and kazaam! I was able to import into a test bed site on my dev server.
Then I just exported the db and imported it to the live site. Midspot.com will now forward to jonbarnhardt.com. Not sure if I’m going to fix the alias so the site will show midspot.com in the address bar, or if this is the time to spread my wings and fly on the jonbarnhardt.com domain. I have had urges in the past to do this anyway, so this may be the perfect time…
Either way, for now they will both work.