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There are a number of programs that can help you maintain multiple journals with mostly the same content. (Please, let me know if you do.) I thought I would post info here for folks who want to know.

Backing up your journals:

LJarchive: The most complete way I know of to back up both Livejournal and Insanejournal accounts, so you have a copy of not only every post but all comments, is with LJarchive. LJarchive is downloadable free but does not have support if you have trouble. There is a an comm [livejournal.com profile] ljarchive, where other users can sometimes help with problems. One of the nice things is that it can back up different journals including insane journal if you go to the "New Archive" option and save each one separately. It can export the journals for WordPress and other formats. Unfortunately, I don't know a way to export from LJ to IJ with this program. For that, I use LJ-Sec.You can download here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/ljarchive/

Creating a copy at Insanejournal:

LJ-Sec: This program can also back up copies of multiple journals both at LJ and IJ. It also allows you to copy selected or all posts from one site to another. It does not allow you to copy the comments though. It can be downloaded here: http://www.mp3vcr.com/ljsec/

Posting to Both:

Semagic: This is primarily for posting new material to your journal. You can download the program here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/semagic/ The recent version will even let you post to multiple journals simultaneously such as both LJ and IJ. For information on how to do that, see this post: http://snapetoy.insanejournal.com/133401.html

I have been backing mine up since LJ issues arose back 2007. All of my current accounts are duplicated in both places. I don't think LJ is going away immediately but I don't really trust having everything in one place anyway. I am also planning on creating mirrored WordPress accounts, too. I had started to but ran into trouble with WP. Back to trying to figure that out.

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