I've been wavering on what to do with the blog:
- delete it and call it a day.
- self host it on my usual paid webserver and run it using the blog software from wordpress.org.
- import it to the ready-to-go blog site wordpress.com.
- import it to blogspot, blogger, dotclear, or somewhere else.
It was tempting to delete it and just continue on with the real-identity accounts I have at Google+, Facebook, and Diaspora.
A good friend here at myopera was advising against letting old slackwrdave go, so I eventually ruled out deletion after thinking it over.
You might be asking about what happens to all the images in the posts. WordPress refetched all of them from myopera and reworked the URL's, so your blog comes out more or less intact. Embedded video is a problem as wordpress.com considers that to be a premium feature. All in all, it was a beautiful import, very satisfactory for preserving all those memories.
Following the aforementioned instructions, all you need from myopera is an ".xml" file which it tells you how to get. It is still advisable to do a full myopera export which gets you a large ".zip" file, but you won't need it for wordpress. It's just for your personal archive.
You can now see the resutls of the export/import here.
Now the question is how long to continue blogging here. I suppose until the very end, or close to it, then do a final export.