Export your LiveJournal blog data
Livejournal provides a method to export your posts as XML. However this has to be done manually for every month of your blog. Also comments are exported separately. I wrote this tool to make exporting more convenient.
You will need Python 3 to use it.
This script will do the exporting. Run it after you
have provided cookies and years as described below.
You will end up with full blog contents in several
posts-html folder will contain basic HTML
of posts and comments.
posts-markdown will contain
posts in Markdown format with HTML comments and metadata
necessary to generate a static blog with Pelican.
posts-json will contain posts with nested comments
in JSON format should you want to process them further.
First of all you will have to log into Livejournal
and copy values of cookies
to the file auth.py.
Edit this file to specify the range of years you want to export.
This script will download your posts in XML into
folder. Also it will create
posts-json/all.json file with all
the same data in JSON format for convenient processing.
This script will download comments from your blog as
files. Also it will create
comments-json/all.json with all the
comments data in JSON format for convenient processing.
Processing exported data separately
In the last lines of
export.py there's a condition
False to skip the downloading step and go
directly to the processing of already downloaded data.