Happy new year and back up your blog!
Happy new year, friends. It's a good day to back up your blog, if you have one. If you use Blogger like I do, it's so easy:
- From your Dashboard, click on Settings
- Under Settings, click on Other
- At the top of that page, you will see three choices -- one of them is Export your blog. Click on that.
- You will see a window with an orange Download Blog button; when you click on that you will download your whole blog in Blogger Atom export format. Keep that file and you will be able to restore your blog if something awful were to happen to it.
I'm sure there's an easy way to do it using other providers, too. You should do it right now.
It's a good time to back up all the rest of your important stuff, too. 'Most especially photos. I always feel terrible when I hear about people losing their hard drives and all of their photos were on it. If you don't already back up your photos to the web, then take a few minutes to burn them onto a CD (or two) now!
You are always so supportive and often say nice things about my projects. Sometimes some of you say things like, "You're so talented" or, "Everything you make is wonderful" but, of course, it's not always true. I have as many false starts as finished products -- I just don't usually put photos of them on my blog.
Just for fun, I thought I would show you something I made the other day that just didn't work out.