There was a time when Posterous and Tumblr were the two cool kids on the evolving mini-blogging scene. But while Tumblr despite many down-times grew exponentially, Posterous somehow didn’t manage to follow the same path. Then in March this year, Twitter announced the acquisition of Posterous. According to media reports, Twitter was mainly interested in the Posterous team, leaving users wondering whether the blogging service does have a future.

It’s not unlikely to assume that Posterous won’t exist forever, also judging from bugs and issues that have been plaguing Posterous users during the recent month and that are not properly being fixed. Recently, Posterous founder Sachin Agarwal said that the team is working on a new exporting tool which would be the best solution to export content out of Posterous. Since Posterous feels rather abandoned nowadays, there seems to be only one reasonable explanation for why the team develops a new exporting tool: in order to be able to close down the platform.

For those of you who are still using Posterous and who don’t want to wait until the last second, there is already now a great way of moving away from Posterous: Exporting your content to a WordPress blog, the world’s leading blogging platform.

It’s a very simple process. Here is how you do it:

For hosted blogs on WordPress.com

If you don’t want to host your own WordPress blog, the free or paid service on WordPress.com is a good alternative. After you have created your blog, log into the admin panel and click on “tools” in the left navigation bar. In the popup layer, click on “import”. Choose “Posterous” from the list of available services, enter the URL of your Posterous blog, the email address you used for registering with Posterous and your Posterous password, and press “Submit”. That’s all, now just wait until your content has fully been pulled out of Posterous.

For self-hosted WordPress blogs

If you decide to host your own WordPress blog with the free software from WordPress.org, you need ot install the Posterous importer plugin before you can move your content form Posterous to your WordPress blog. In the WordPress admin panel, click on “Plugins” in the left navigation bar, “Add new”, and search for “Posterous”. Choose the “Posterous Importer” from the list of search results and press “Install now”. After that is done, click on “tools” in the left navigation bar. In the popup layer, click on “import”. Choose “Posterous” from the list of available services, enter the URL of your Posterous blog, the email address you used for registering with Posterous and your Posterous password, and press “Submit”. That’s all, now just wait until your content has fully been pulled out of Posterous.