Diaspora’s data export function is crap because it doesn’t include your posts (or didn’t for me, at lest). This script, given your profile URL, downloads all of your posts in a minute or so.
Download/clone the script. It requires python 2.7.
Find your profile URL. This could take one of several forms (e.g.
/people/guid), but the easiest way to find it is to log in, and navigate to your profile. Copy the URL in the addressbar.
Open up a terminal in the same folder as the script and run this command:
python diaspora-export.py http://your-pod.com/your-username
(but obviously replace the URL with the one you found)
The script will let you know where it’s writing output to (which can be changed with the
-ooption), and print the URL of each page of results as it downloads them.
Once it’s finished, you’ll have a JSON file full of your posts. Go now, and do with them what you will :)
Perhaps you could import them into your indieweb site so you own your data and aren’t reliant on a donation-supported pod.
I used D* for ~6 months before becoming disenchanted and searching a more sustainable way to own my identity and content.
Now I’ve found that and have established my identity online, I wanted to import my old D* content. But the tools were broken.
So I made tools which worked. Initial idea and algorithm/URL documentation here.