Blog Tip: Back Up Your Blog!
What would you do if your blog disappeared? Would you freak out and be sick to your stomach? Because I would. Don't risk losing all that content you've worked so hard on. It's super simple to back up your blog and only takes 5 minutes.
This tutorial is for the Blogger platform but I suggest you back up your blog/site regularly, no matter what platform you use.
BACK UP YOUR TEMPLATE
+ Go to Template and click on the "Backup/Restore" button in the upper right corner.
+ Click that and then “Download Full template.”
+ If/when you ever need to restore your template, just upload the XML file.
BACK UP YOUR POSTS
+ Go to Settings and click the "Other" link.
+ At the very top of the page, you'll see "Blog Tools." Click the "Export Blog" link.
+ All your posts and comments will save in an XML file format.
+ If/when you ever need to restore your content, click the "Import Blog" link (next to export) and upload the XML file.
Try to backup your posts once a week (or at least one a month), deleting the previous version each time, just in case your blog "disappears", you'll only lose the last few posts. You only need to back up the design template once, unless you're always making tweaks, like me! ;)
So tell me, do you already backup your blog? Or worse, has your blog ever disappeared?! Eek!
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