Tech Tip for Writers #127: Back up Your Blog!

What would you do if WordPress crashed and your blog was lost?
Here is some EXCELLENT advice we should all be following! I know I will!

Tech Tips for Writers is an occasional post on overcoming Tech Dread. I’ll cover issues that friends, both real-time and virtual, have shared. Feel free to post a comment about a question you have. I’ll cover it in a future Tip.

Q: I’m paranoid of losing my writing projects and family pictures so I back them up to an external drive, a flash drive, and in the cloud. My blog, though–It’s become an important cog in my PLN. If it blew up, I’d be lost. What do I do about backing it up?

A: If you use WordPress, it’s easy, they provide a native tool for that. Here’s what you do:

  • Go to Tools>Export
  • Select the ‘Export‘ option
  • It’ll back it up as an XML file (you don’t have to understand what that is. Just know it’s the file that will save you if WordPress crashes)
  • Save that…

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11 thoughts on “Tech Tip for Writers #127: Back up Your Blog!

  1. What would I do? Absolutely nothing. I’ve had more blog sites die on me than relatives…. and I never felt even remotely sad about losing the posts. Nothing I write about is important enough to keep… or maybe I’m just too shallow to care!

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  2. Oooh this is something I keep meaning to do too!

    Well, no time like the present. I just followed this advice and did my first back up. Hopefully my site won’t die, but you’ll’ve saved me if it does!!

    *britchy hug*

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