Wednesday, March 25, 2009

BACKING UP MY BLOG

Thanks to my wonderful husband the task of backing up my blog for the years 2007 & 2008 is now complete!!!! YEAH Since we now have not one, but TWO computers, my sweet Mickey did the bulk of this task for me. I am truly so blessed. It ended up not being as huge a task as we had first thought it would be.


Several of you have left comments asking how we have done this. I know Blogger has instructions had to back up your blogs so you may want to check out their process. When we looked at it we did not fully understand it, and when they warned about maybe losing the header, etc. it scared us computer novices away.


For those of you who asked, here is what we did:


We began at the beginning and simply copied and pasted each individual post, including pictures, to Word.


Be sure and use a consistent system of saving/naming each post so they will stay in date order. What we used was: the year, the date, and then the name of the post. Example: 2007 0121 Here I Go - then the next post 2007 0126 Another Name, etc.


Once you have them all copied and pasted into Word be sure and go back and check that you did not miss or skip a post. Also, open up each post, there in your Word file, to be sure it has the post in it. In doing these 2 checks we found posts that we missed copying and a few files that were blank. Just go back to that particular post and re-do it. We re-checked ours by the month.


We chose to do ours for the full year before we put them into a folder. In other words we have a 2007 folder and a 2008 folder.


Mickey then burned them onto the computer disc as we finished the year.


I hope this will help you. If you still have further questions you can e-mail me. My e-mail address is on my "About Me" page.


Good copying and pasteing!!!!!


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8 comments:

diana said...

i bet that feels good to have it done. i still need to do mine. i think i'll do it the same way you did.

Brenda said...

Thanks for that info, Susan. I do have a question. Can you send Mickey over here for a couple of days to do ours?!
:)
I should probably get to it on mine since I only have 170 or so posts. And not wait 'til I have as many as you had.

Goodnite!

Kristie said...

That was a huge job!! So nice of Mickey to help you with it, too.

I am so happy that now you'll have this treasure for your children and grandchildren to enjoy for years to come!!! =)

MightyMom said...

others have done this too.

I choose not to.


I figure if my blog croaks on me it'll just be an opportunity for a fresh start.

course I'm like that. I don't keep baby books or anything either.

:-)

AdoptedAsHisOwn said...

Thanks so much for the information, Susan!!!!!

PEA said...

Just goes to show how well a job can go when there's two working on it:-) Good to hear that you now have 2 years' worth of posts burned to cd!! I will remember your instructions when I decide to do the same thing. Hope you're having a great week, dear Susan!! xoxo

Pam said...

Wow! I'm impressed!

Glad you liked the story of the bread starter explosion. Were the photos up when you visited me? I just finished adding them.

Maxine said...

Nice! Good Job, guys! I most certainly need to do this. I'm going to email a link to this post to myself and print it out as instructions when I'm ready to do it.

Thanks for sharing this, Susan!