Monday, May 5, 2008

BlogBackupr: Not A Paid Post, Just a Really Good Idea

I don't know about you, but I have really really bad luck with technology. I've paid more than I care to mention to various hard disk recovery companies after expensive IBM notebooks crashed at the same time as my office server, causing me to lose a combination of important business documents and precious family pictures.

Since I started to blog in earnest back in late January/early February 2008, I have started to "learn the ropes" of the blogosphere and have developed a certain mistrust of Google and their Blogger/Blogspot service. ("Our Googlebots think this is a SPAM blog and have locked you out. You can attempt to restore access but we will keep you waiting for months and months.") As a result, I have started to migrate to a self-hosted WordPress blog on my own url, but it's not an easy process. In the meantime, what to do to protect my precious content?

One night when I was surfing Other People's Blogs (OPB), I happened upon a post about Blogbackupr. Blogbackupr is a FREE service that backs up your blog content every day over the Internet using your blog's RSS feed. As someone with limited technical capabilities and even more limited patience, I found it easy to use and their tech support people helped me out within a day or two when I ran into trouble.

Give it a try...BlogBackupr works with any blog and you've got nothing to lose (but you could lose your blog content if you don't Backupr).


Evelyn said...

Now way! It actually said, "You can attempt to restore access but we will keep you waiting for months and months?"

That's outrageous!

For the record, I've been on their you-know-what list but my blog is self-hosted so I understand

Anonymous said...

What a great idea, Roxy, thanks for bringing it to my attention. Welcome to my blogroll!