By Wesley Fryer
"Three days ago the blogging service Posterous officially announced they will close up shop / go offline on April 30, 2013. Those of us who have used Posterous in the past few years and grown to love it are disappointed, but thankfully there are several alternatives available to Posterous and even more are likely to pop up in the weeks ahead. Posterous was one of the primary blogging platforms I recommended in my 2011 eBook, “Playing with Media: simple ideas for powerful sharing,” because it permitted people to post rich media files (including images, audio, video, and files like ePUB ebooks) directly via email AND included optional “moderation” features very important to classroom teachers working with students. In this post, I’ll share some tips and lessons learned about migrating your Posterous site to either a free site on WordPress.com or a self-hosted site you manage using WordPress.org. I’ll also address some other commercial options (possibly well worth your money, depending on how deep you want go get into “the weeds” of migrating content) like Posthaven (thanks Cyndi Danner-Kuhn and TechCrunch) and Import2, which supports exports to Tumblr."