Saturday, January 30, 2010

How To Back Up Your Blogger Blog

Jessica, from BookingIt, requested I check out ways to back up our blogs. Since I've also been concerned about this issue, I put out an S.O.S. to my Blogger Buddies.

Jean Fischer, from The Walrus and the Carpenter Blog, responded in yesterday's comments.

Our blogs can be saved through Blogger. Here's the link to a post giving detailed directions, including screen shots.

I immediately tried the procedure, and it worked without a hitch. Since it only saves what's currently on the blog and scheduled posts, mark your calendar and repeat the procedure every month or two.

All you Blogger folks out there give yourself some peace of mind and save your blogs.

33 comments:

Sassy Granny ... said...

What a fabulous resource!

I would be heartsick to loose 2 + years, and 500+ posts - - all of which I've penned with my grandchildren in mind.

Thank you.

Kathleen

Jessica said...

Thank you so much Susan! You're awesome. :-)

Jessica said...

It's SO easy. Thank you again!

Carol J. Alexander said...

Wow, Susan, you are on the ball. Thanks for that info...I am going to do that!
Also, I've been thinking for several months now that a course in Web 2.0 (if that's the right term) is definitely in order for us writers. There is so much more I want to be able to do but not the time to spend trying to figure it out on my own.
Have a great weekend,
Carol

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

You're welcome, but the thanks belongs to my friend, Jean Fischer, who supplied the information. I just test drove the method and passed it along. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jess -

It beats copy/pasting every post. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carol -

I'm not into re-inventing the wheel. If someone out there knows how to do something and can teach me, I'll ask them.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Kathleen -

You might want to take a look at yesterday's post. There's a way to put your blog into a book. It would make a wonderful keepsake for your family. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Terri Tiffany said...

YAY! THank you! I plan to do it!

Terri Tiffany said...

I couldn't get the link to work!

Donna M. Kohlstrom said...

Thanks bunches! Got run and try it!

Karen Lange said...

Thanks, Susan! Heading over to check it out now.
Blessings:)
Karen

Nancy said...

It was nice to be introduced to Jean Fischer. My "linc" button didn't work for how to save your blogs. I thought they were saved in our archives.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

It's super easy. In addition to your blog, don't forget to back up your hard drive to either an external hard drive or memory stick.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Donna -

You're welcome. Have fun. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Karen -

It worked great. Isn't it amazing how easy things are when you have good instructions?

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

Everyone else was able to use the link.

Try putting this into your browser:

http://blog.acorn-is.com/2010/01/new-years-task-back-up-your-blog.html

Blessings,
Susan :)

quietspirit said...

Susan:
Thank Jean for us. I had to copy paste the URL but it looks like something easy to do.

Thanks again.

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Quiet Spirit -

I'll be sure to pass your message along to Jean. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Terri -

This is so strange. Out of everyone, only two people couldn't get the link to work. Try typing this url into your browser:

http://blog.acorn-is.com/2010/01/new-years-task-back-up-your-blog.html

Let me know if you still have problems.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Jan Cline said...

Hi Susan,
I cant seem to connect to the link. Is that because I'm one of those people who cant see the top part of your blog? (But I always love the bottom part of your posts :))
Can you give me the address?
Thanks a bunch
Jan

Carla Gade said...

Thank you, Susan. I just did it and now feel a bit safer. :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Jan -

I'm sorry you're having difficulty with the link. A few other people have also experienced problems.

Try putting this url into your browser:

http://blog.acorn-is.com/2010/01/new-years-task-back-up-your-blog.html

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Carla -

I'm glad the link worked for you. I also recommend backing up your hard drive to an external hard drive or flash drive (memory stick).

Blessings,
Susan :)

patti said...

Very cool! Just read this on Jessica's blog!!! Are y'all in a conspiracy to make us literate???
LOL, Susan.

Patti

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Patti -

LOL! Jess and I both needed this information and figured others could use it as well.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Nancy said...

Susan - the address to back up the blog worked. Thanks for the information.

Nancy said...

Susan - the address to save the blog worked. Thanks so much.

Susan Panzica - EternityCafe said...

Susan,
I was thinking about the best way to back up the blog this week.
This is incredibly helpful. I plan to do it right away. Thanks so much.
Susan

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Nancy -

You're welcome. I'm glad you were able to get through this time.

Blessings,
Susan :)

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Susan -

I'm pleased my timing matched yours. :)

Blessings,
Susan

Lily Robinson said...

Thank you for the reminder. I haven't backed up in quite a while!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Lily -

You're welcome. I've been more aware of the need to back-up, especially after hearing tales of lost blogs.

Blessings,
Susan :)