Why It’s Important to Back Up Your Blog
A few years back when I was very first getting into this blogging groove, I had a few friends who lost their blogs. For some reason Google crashed and their entire blog disappeared into the internet and they were never able to retrieve their years of history and posts. It was tragic. Luckily, I learned from their examples and started backing up my blog to ensure I would have it if anything like that were to happen. It’s also helpful if you ever move it elsewhere.
How to Back Up Your Blogger Blog
Step 5: Your web browser may then prompt you to pick a location to save it to, or it will simply download it to your Download’s folder. I would recommend you pick a safe place on your hard drive to save/move it to.
How to Import your Backed Up Blogger Blog
If the time ever comes that you need to import your blog back in-which I hope you never have to do, but hey-at least you’ll be prepared right? Follow these steps:
Step 3: Click Import from the links at the top.
How to Back Up Your Blogger Template
Backing up your Template is also a great idea, especially if you put a lot of work into your design and set up. I personally do a little bit of my design via the Template Designer, but then I do quite a bit in the HTML code too-if I suddenly lost that it would be a HUGE pain to redo manually-being able to just reload it is fantastic.
Step 1. Log into Blogger and head straight to your Template.
Step 3: Select Download Full Template from the pop-up window.
Step 4: Your web browser may then prompt you to pick a location to save it to, or it will simply download it to your Download’s folder. I would recommend you pick a safe place on your hard drive to save/move it to.
How to Import Your Backed Up Blogger Template
If you need to import your Template back in and restore your blog design and settings, follow these steps:
How to Back Up on Other Blogging Platforms
Most other blogging platforms have some very different options. For example, on WordPress you typically need either a plug in or a hosted server for your backup. Here are some links to help you get started:
- How to Back Up WordPress Blog
- How to Back Up TypePad Blog
- How to Back Up Your Tumblr Blog
- How to Back Up Your SquareSpace Blog
Back Up Your Backup UP
No matter which platform you use or where you save the backup on your hard drive, it’s important to always have a backup of your backup. What does that mean? Well you should be including your blog’s backup file in the backup you run on your computer.
The Better Your Blog Series is a series of posts written by myself, Angie of My So-Called Chaos, from my own personal experience as a long-time blogger, small-business owner, and as someone who’s worked with technology and customer service for many many years. They are written with the intent of sharing the knowledge I’ve acquired through years of practice and education (both self-taught and school-taught) with others in the blogging community.
In this collection of posts you’ll not only find tips for maintaining your blog, but also for anything that goes along with being a blogger and/or small business owner-like design tips and tutorials, social media, tools, and more.
The posts in this series are constantly being updated to make sure they stay current, and the series is constantly being added to. Please contact me if there’s something you’d like to learn.