The other day, I was frustrated with how hard it is to find speed ratings for USB flash drives. It seems like only the expensive ones publish their read and write performance, and it is not clear if they are worth the extra money. So, I decided to do my own little comparison test before I buy one for my son who is going off to college in a few weeks.
I just published a guide to how to backup your web site, whether you are using a hosted blogging service or run your own CMS software.
My last few posts have been about how to make a backup copy of the pages you create using a hosted service:
- How to backup your blogger blog
- Creating a backup of your wordpress.com blog
- Creating a backup of your typepad blog
But obviously, those are not the only options for creating a blog without installing and managing your own server. So, if you're not using one of those services, then I have a few ideas for how to make a backups on other services. Check it out, and let me know what you think by leaving a comment!
Next up, I plan to write a few "how to" guides for making backups of sites that use CMS software installed on a web server: WordPress, Movable Type, Drupal, Joomla!, etc.
Everyone knows that making regular backup copies of your blog is a good idea, but it can be hard to find the best way to do that. If you host your blog at typepad.com, then you should take a look at my instructions for making a backup copy of your typepad blog.
If you host your blog at wordpress.com, then you should check out my instructions for creating a backup copy of your posts. That article is the second in a series about how to make your own backup copies of your blog or web site.
Do you stay in touch with a group of people using a list of email addresses? Maybe you're away from home and you want to let everyone know what's happening. Or you're a volunteer worker and you want to let people know you've posted to your blog. A quick email message is a great way to do that because almost everyone has an email account. Even though there are plenty of fancier ways to stay in touch with a group, it comes down to this: even though your mom doesn't know how to subscribe to a web feed, she knows how to read email.
If you ask people about backing up their blog, most will say that it is a good idea. But if they are honest, they will have to admit they don't make a habit of it. After all, it is a hassle to do, and it hardly ever helps. But when you need it, you really need it. So, I'm going to explain an easy way to make blogger backups in just a few easy steps.