I have been thinking about writing this for several weeks now and finally decided that I would do it.
Do You BackUp Your Blog?
Do you really back up your blog like you should? That is the question that I ask myself all of the time. Many times my answer is “NO“.
I have done a couple of other posts on this topic in the past.
I did Oh My @$#%^&%#, I Just Deleted My Entire Blog!!! when I managed to delete my entire blog with only one click of the mouse. I wanted to cry and was my blog backed up? “NO” I told in this post how to back up a blog in two different ways.
Another post was How To Restore A WordPress Blog From A Backup!. In this post I told how to restore you blog from a backup.
I wrote these post about 6 or 7 months ago and today- Is my blog backed up like it should be? Well, I would have to say “kind of“.
My Latest Scare!
I actually had another scare just before Christmas 2011, probably 4 or 5 weeks ago. I was writing a post in the morning before I went to work. I had to run out the door because I had waited to long to leave and was going to be late. I clicked on “Save Draft” and expected the same thing to happen that always happens and that is Word Press saves my draft and I get returned to the same page I was working on. At that point I would click to close WordPress and run out the door.
Unfortunately, that is not at all what happened. I got taken to a page that said “an error had occurred and I had probably lost everything”. I had to leave so I closed down WordPress and ran out the door with a sick feeling in my stomach.
On the way to work I called my friend Cheryl (If you have read some of my other posts you have heard me mention her before. She is the friend that is extremely techie and I call if I need something hacked or fixed.)
Cheryl is always online so I asked her to look at my blog and tell me my content was all still there. She told me that there was NO CONTENT on my blog at all. I could not beleive it. So the question is: Was my blog backed up like it should of been at that time. ”NO” Guess I am really bad at learning.
It Happens To Other People Also, Not Just Me!
About a week later this same thing happened to two other blogs that I know of. One of them the service provider had to go in and fix. All of these blogs had errors in the data base.
We all had the same hosting service. I do not know if it had anything to do with the service provider or not.
Something Can Happen To Your Blog At Any Time!
What I do know is something can happen at anytime and your blog can be gone with just a click of the mouse. If you do not have your blog backed up then you have no way of saving all of your hard work.
So the question I have for you today:
Is your blog backed up adequately right now as you read this post?
If your answer is “NO” then you need to go and back you blog up as soon as you can.
It is always easier to learn from other peoples mistakes (mine) then to experience it yourself.
Leave me a comment and let me know how you back up your blog or if you do.