Life as a blogger is coming to an end! What will we do?
Just kidding. Blogging will be around forever just like this global warming stuff has been. But your blog can come to an end and you need to be prepared!
Sometimes when you update WordPress, or a theme onto your site because the all knowing world wide web knows more than you do, you lose your data. Dang it! You’ve done all of this hard work, you’ve written beautiful words that have inspired readers to call you a hero among men, but somehow a terrible fate befalls your site and everything is gone.
You have backups right? One of the easiest ways to not get trapped in this scenario is to have files of all of your posts on your computer, or better yet, on an external hard drive. Or maybe you should backup your site stuff with an online database. No matter which way you go, it’s important to save your stuff on multiple avenues. It may seem like a hassle, but it will save your blog from hazardous “error” messages or you screaming “Ohhhhh, what a world, what a world. Who would have thought that some little [evil virus] like you could destroy my beautiful wickedness.”
The Internet can be tricky at times, so it’s better to be safe than sorry. A best scenario is that your site is in wonderful working order, but suddenly your computer crashes because those evil Trojan creating master minds have tapped into another important Microsoft document. This is just a “A plague a’ both your houses!”
All of your hard work has been dashed into a million pieces. This can even happen to Linux users, or at least I had a nasty dream that a Trojan got on my Linux running machine and I wanted to kill myself, so backup, backup, backup!
Some people swear by emailing important literary works of art, err or silly blogging topics, to themselves. This is also a good idea, but if you can just save your data on a thumb drive or something else that’s very convenient, then you won’t have to worry about finding a computer that still works to retrieve your awe inspiring words.
No matter which strategy you use, make sure it’s something that works for you and that your world changing prose are safe from technological idiosyncrasies.