Sampa Closing Down, Suggests WordPress.com As A Substitute

sampalogoSampa.com which was a service aimed at the family-oriented blogging crowd for blog and media hosting has announced that it will be closing its doors on August 17th, 2009.

Sampa is closing its service on August 17, 2009. Like many startups, we tried to change the world but didn’t succeed. We tried to make it easy for people to share personal stories and pictures with friends and family, and although the product worked and we amassed tens of thousands of happy customers we weren’t able to pay the bills to keep the service running.

Sampa does provide a way for users to export their data which will contain their blog posts, pictures, family tree, etc. One of the services they recommend their users try if they want a blog is WordPress.com. I wonder how easy it will be for Sampa members to take their export file and import it into WordPress.com?