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Saturday, 25 April 2015

Back up your blog.

 After reading Peppers recent post about reasons as to why people delete their blogs, I noticed a few people had mentioned some blogs had "changed", and were now flogging sunglasses, cameras, etc. I'd noticed a few blogs like this in the past year, this happens when a blog is hacked to steal the followers, basically they gain a free audience on the back of the hard work of the original blogger, nasty.  I also wondered if the host site might accidentally delete a blog, that does actually happen occasionally according to angry bloggers I found in a google search. So I thought it would be a good idea to backup my blog regularly, replacing the last copy with a new copy etc.

  It also means if you delete your blog for whatever reason, you'll still have a copy of it.  I've gotten rid of things in the past, and there is nothing worse than regret...Someone else is sitting on my great grandmothers chair right now!

Here's a little handy pictorial guide for those who need it.  I wouldn't be surprised if I'm the only one who has never thought of backing up my blog, and you've all been doing this for ages, but if I can reach one blogger like me, it's worth it :D

Starting from your blogger dashboard, where the reading list is etc, follow the arrows and click





Export blog.....Delete option is FAR too close for my liking, it should be on the other side of the page somewhere in the corner! Keep a steady hand on the mouse...and click on Export blog, wear glasses if you need them :D




The download will contain each post consisting of all words, photographs and comments but not the template. ie, your background, etc.

After you download your blog, it will be somewhere on your computer, you might even want to rename it so you can find it easily. Hopefully you will never need it, but...at least it's there for peace of mind.  I feel so much more relaxed now! :D

P.s. The file will be in XML format, and won't make a bit of sense, but if you were to import/upload it to blogspot, they will reconfigure it back to sense.

23 comments:

  1. Por si acaso yo también acabo de hacerlo, gracias!!

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  2. Very interesting news! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs
    Kikka

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  3. Thanks for sharing I didn't know about this phew peace of mind :)
    Hugs Maria

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  4. Thanks for this helpfull information, Sarah. I never made a back-up but I think I will do so now. My blog is also a kind of a diary for myself about how I slowly created my own dollshouse...

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  5. Buono a sapersi, Sarah!!! Grazie mille!!! Thank you!!! Corro subito anche io a fare il back up del mio blog!

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  6. Muchas gracias. Me parece muy interesante.

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  7. I am not sure I did it correctly. I saved it but it is in a format that I don't understand. Also, I did not rename it and it seems to be too late. Thanks for the information though!

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  8. Thank you for that. It is good to know I have a back-up copy. Now to remember to do that at certain times in the future.

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  9. Hi Sarah! Going to do this for sure! I just deleted "The Dollhouse Barn" because it has become a blog for flogging cameras! I had no idea that blogs could be hijacked!!! I shall attend to backing up my blog A.S.A.P! Thanks for the advise and how to do it too! :D

    elizabeth

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  10. Good Grief Sarah, I had no idea. I will have to back up ASAP. Thank you so much for taking the time to help those of us who sometimes feel lost in the world of computers.
    Regards Janine

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  11. Thank you for this Sarah. I am one of those who never thought to back-up my blog and always delete photographs after I've posted them. Damn, the export and delete button are really close. Nerves of steel needed I think O_o

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  12. Thanks you. I made a back-up last year but I thought no more.

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  13. Very interesting news, Sarah, I am also one of those who never thought to back up my blog, because I didn't know it was possible!!! Thank you sooo much for sharing!!
    Have a nice weekend.
    Ilona

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  14. Good to know and Thank you for the very useful advice!
    Cheers!!!

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  15. You can also save your aticles with Alt+Print Screen.

    Kind regards Xandra

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  16. I was totally being lazy and always meant to do it, but seeing your post I took the 10 seconds and actually saved my blog. Now I feel better!! Thank you for being the little whispering voice in my ear and getting me to do it!

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  17. Thanks for showing how to backup the blog! I feel more secure now too =)
    Hannah

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  18. Thank you so much Sarah! I had thought of making a backup (but only after I read people's blogs were gone..) and not knowing how to do it at once I had been copying and pasting my posts quite a while ago, one by one and got not even halfway yet. When working on a post I noticed some weird things happening and remembered I had seen your post in the corner of my eye and decided to check it out. This is soooo much better and easier (although a little risky :D), thanks a million!

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  19. Great Tutorial, thank you very much!
    Thierry
    http://montoutminimonde.blogspot.fr/

    https://www.etsy.com/fr/shop/MiniMondeBoutique?ref=hdr_shop_menu

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  20. I would be that one blogger who had no idea. LOL! Thanks so much for sharing this. I did change my blog to a .com though so I'm not sure anyone could take it over. But better safe than sorry. Thank you so much for this!
    hugs♥,
    Caroline

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  21. Really helpful tutorial--thank you! I just did it--yay! xo Jennifer

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