I haven't moved instances before, but I'm a little bummed I can't seem to transfer posts from my old instance ( to the new.

My personal site ( has been rewritten at least 4 times over the years, but I've been able to keep the same `posts/` folder, across multiple hosts and tech stacks.

If Mastodon is "just blogging" (an analogy from @simon I quite like), I feel like not having a way to abandon years of my post's history is a step backward. yeah I'm surprised that's not a feature yet!

I believe it's possible to import data in a really hacky way if you have direct access to PostgreSQL - wish there was an official route though

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