So for some reason that I can no longer remember, I had to log into FeedBurner to do something. I was greeted with an odd message that appeared to say that FeedBurner would cease to exist and I would have to migrate my account to Google. I have become wary of attaching my Google account to my other important services after their recent gaffe and was about to click “No Thanks” when I realized that the page was telling me that if I did not do it manually, they would be moved for me anyways. Since I had no choice, I went through the paces to move my FeedBurner services to Google.
The move was mostly uneventful and I was told that while my feeds were being transferred, I could close the browser window and know that they would be safely transferred. There are some reported incidents of missing feeds and long transfer times. Worthy of note is that our feed URI did change but I vaguely remember reading that the old feed URI will continue to work and get redirected. Now I see a “Cool, you recently moved to a Google Account! Your feed stats might be low for a bit; they should return to former levels in about 72 hours.” when I log in to http://feedburner.google.com. So our narcissistic numbers are a little off but we will live. I could not help but notice a tinge of sadness in the last post on the FeedBurner Blog. Here are some FAQ’s from Google on the transfer and the original blog post from Google announcing the move process and essentially sounding the death knell on the original FeedBurner.
The last date to get all your feeds transferred to the “new” version of FeedBurner is February 28th. I know I was not aware of that date and many of you may not be as well. I understand that if you fail to transfer your feeds, they will be transferred for you but I would rather do it myself, especially if the URI is about to change. Daniel transferred his feeds recently and goes into some details of the process. He had very few problems to speak of as well.
Did you know that this was going to happen? Did you remember to transfer your feeds?