Any help is greatly appreciated!
What platform were your old posts on? WordPress can import from Blogger, BlogRoll, LiveJournal, Moveable Type and Typepad, RSS and Tumblr. You can view the available options in Tools > Import.
If none of the above, maybe this plugin will help:
Or, since you are a developer and like getting your hands dirty:
It was a totally hand-made custom CMS that I built myself. Not wordpress, or any of these other words.
Thank you for your help. I'm going to try what you suggested and come back with some feedback.
If I am able to migrate my content to WordPress successfully, and if you have a bitcoin wallet, I'd be delighted to send you 0.01 BTC, which at the moment is about $11.