HOLY CRAP HUBBY JUST HELPED ME OUT SO MUCH
So I found that headcanon post and some reblogs of it, and I was trying to find someone I could reblog it from back to my new blog, so that way I can keep all the notes and comments attached, right? The problem is Tumblr’s inexplicable boner for having people reblog as links. Particularly since the last major update that broke so much of Xkit, there’s a whole bunch of reblogging-as-links happening, and of course that’s no good for me because the link goes back to keyofnik which means it goes nowhere.
Following me so far?
Well what I’ve been doing to restore my posts is to first try finding a cached version in Google. I’m successful probably 7 or 8 times out of 10, which is great. Then I check the notes as well as I can, hoping for someone who’s reblogged with a comment, so I can click THAT link, and load up a version of the post that now has access to ALL notes. I then try to find someone with a reblog I can track down, often using Tumblr’s largely undocumented ability to show you someone’s posts by date, which can be fairly successful if they were one of the first reblogs, so I can usually search their blog close to the post date. Then I have a straight reblog version that I can backdate and reblog, making the post look as much like it did when I first made it. Sounds like a pain, and kind of is, but I was getting pretty fast at it.
But then this headcanon post, and I was going to ask Hubby’s opinion about reblogging it with the linked stuff at the top which is COMPLETELY USELESS because it goes nowhere, or just recreating the post altogether. And he says, “Can you reblog it from your old blog?”
Well of course not, right? That blog isn’t there anymore. But then I notice the reblog button (courtesy of Xkit at the top) and I wonder what happens when I click on it.
AND I CAN INDEED REBLOG DIRECTLY FROM THE OLD BLOG
THIS IS GOING TO SAVE ME SO MUCH TIME
All the searching, all the trying to narrow down the best post to reblog, all of that crap I can forget about. All I need is a copy of the post in Google cache, and I am GOLDEN.
I’m so excited. I mean it’s still going to take me a long time to get everything back, but anything I can do to make the process suck less, I will gratefully do.
I MIGHT EVEN BE ABLE TO REBLOG WITH MY ORIGINAL TAGS AUTOMATICALLY
I may have to cry about this.
I definitely have to go give Hubby the biggest hug in the history of hugs.
tl;dr: I’M REALLY EXCITED ABOUT THIS JUST IGNORE ME