What are Tutes on Tuesdays? I know that not everyone can afford professional blog design services. That shouldn’t stop you from having a blog that looks lovely, unique, and “spiffy”. On Tuesdays I offer tutorials to help you do just that.
How has your Tuesday been? In my mind I pronounced it “bean” because I’ve been watching Downton Abbey for the last two days. I love their old British accents, don’t you? Not to mention the costumes! The hats…the gloves…the dresses! Okay, I’ll stop now.
Okay, so today I want to show you how to backup your blog Blogger blog.
I can’t stress how important it is to backup your blog every now and then. Want to know why?
- According to your terms of agreement, Google can shut down your blog at any time, and for any reason.
- You may accidentally delete a blog post, or even your entire blog! (Hey – it happens!)
- You might alter the code while trying to spiffy up your design.
- For unknown reasons your blog could just disappear altogether.
Once I moved the current back up file to the appropriate folder, I deleted past back ups – that’s just so I don’t get confused in the future. After all, if I have to use it – I will probably be frustrated and flustered, so why not make it easy on myself now?
If you select that file, it’s going to come up looking something like this:
All that gibberish is the code for your blog content. It is now saved on your computer just in case you need to use it someday. You may want to save it to a flash drive as well, in the event that your computer crashes and you loose your files.
Just a note: the saved file only contains content up to the date you save it. So you may want to mark your calendar to back up your blog ever week or so, so you don’t lose very much content. It would be such a shame to do this today and never think about it again, and then next October something goes awry and you need to restore your blog – only to discover all your content from April to October has been lost. So don’t forget to back it up, mkay? Thanks.
I’ll be back next Tuesday to show you how to backup your blog design! And in two weeks I’ll show you how to restore both your design and your content. If the computer gods hate you and you need to know before then send me an e-mail and I’ll help you out!
I hope your week is going great!
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