My baseline test set, Nitecruzr68, which is basically a stub blog, took close to 2 hours. Other Bloggers are reporting longer times, some days.
I'll bet that size of blog will make a big difference. So if it takes 2 hours to migrate a stub blog with 1 post, how long will it take to migrate PChuck's Network?
Jordan, you're going to need a migration estimation tool of some sort, and some sort of progress indicator. Try importing a blog (any blog) from Blogger to WordPress, and see what I'm talking about.
The need for a migration time estimation, and / or a migration progress indicator, is now added to my wishlist. Let Blogger know that a Migration Support tool is needed.
Migration Support Tool: Provide an estimate of time required for any blog to be migrated (before migration starts), AND a migration progess indicator (while migration is in progress).
Here's a 10 minute thread sample from Blogger Help Group: Something Is Broken - several very unhappy Bloggers.
- Blog In Migration - 6 Hours?
- Blogger Support Request (Hey, Jordan - look here) (2 Bloggers reporting in here, and neither happy).
- One week and counting
(Edit 12/20 15:00): My bud just asked me, in email
Well, I can't recall that Blogger has given out any numbers, so how does one know???
And my answer was
That's so easy. Go "Next Blog" surfing.
Just hit "Next Blog" a couple dozen times. I did, and counted about 10 Old, and 10 New, blogs. And 2 with NO Navbar (assholes).
Now of those 10 New Blogger blogs, how many were migrated, and how many were started as Beta / New blogs? I'll bet as many were started as Beta, as were migrated. And of those migrated, how many are large and complex blogs? See my migration discussions, and see Roberto's migration discussions.
I don't think we've even seen the tip of the iceberg yet. And Jordan says
...spread the word that account migrations sometimes takes longer than a few minutes :)
Well no shit Sherlock!