I know my first post on this subject didn’t offer much in the idea of how to backup your blog. That was not the purpose of it. The purpose of my last post was to let you see how excited I was to find an old backup and be able to restore what was lost!
Now, I could have published a post that showed my sorrow about losing everything when it first happened but that really isn’t what happened. I’ve mellowed with age and when this initially happened, I actually took it as a blessing in disguise! Not what most folks would expect.
The simple fact is that, regardless of how I reacted, I lost everything I had written between March of 2007 and June of 2010. That is a lot of writing. Just the portion I was able to recover had over 200 posts! No one wants to be in that situation and the good news is that you don’t have to be!
Now, the posts from January 2009 until May of 2010, they will never be recovered! Sorry, there is nothing I can do about it. There wasn’t a ton of research done at the time but there were some good posts.
We made our first attempt at moving to North Carolina in 2009. The writings about our struggles and the excitement of that time will never be read again!
We moved back to Texas and the sense of failure and the struggle to start over again in Texas were all chronicled on my blog, but they will never be seen again.
We moved back to North Carolina in April of 2010. Things went better this time and the initial writings about that time will all be lost now.
When I think back on what I lost, I do regret not having backed up my blog correctly. If I had established some sort of backup routine, all I would have had to do was just pay for my domain registration, pay for my hosting and then re-load everything to the web. Nothing would have been lost!
It’s hard enough to discover and preserve my family history, why should I complicate it even more by destroying my own?
Regardless of the size of your blog or the popularity of it, you need to establish some sort of backup plan. We never know what the future may hold for us but we can help to protect ourselves against unforeseen calamities!
Tomorrow, I will go into detail about my current backup plans for my blog! I hope you will keep reading!
Have a great weekend,