Blog views and other obsessions – back up that blog!

One of the first blog posts I read this morning was by my author friend, Jill Weatherholt, in which she related how her hard drive was wiped out due to a Windows update. (You can read her post here: Just like Jill’s romance stories, she had a happy ending because she had a back-up!

That got me asking myself, “When’s the last time I backed up my hard drive?” Well it had been a while so as soon as I got home from work today, I backed it up. Then I backed up my blog! You can do that for free using a WordPress tool, available on the Dashboard. Thanks to Hugh’s Views and News (click here: for telling me how! I wrote a post about it a couple years ago, so I’m sharing it again in case you want to do the same.

I feel better now. Happy blogging! 🙂

Book Club Mom

Updated 1/25/19


“You’d better make a back-up.” How many times have you given and received that worthy piece of advice? Backing up important things is always a good idea, but did you ever think about backing up your blog?


Think about all the time you have invested in your blog. Would you want to lose that? Although WordPress already backs up your blog, lots of unusual things can happen. Think hacking and crashes. I like to be in charge of my files and I feel better when I know I have a backup right here at home.

WordPress has a built-in tool to export and download a backup to your computer, so why not take advantage of this free utility?  If you ever switch to a different blog, you can also use this tool to export your content to your new blog.

Here’s how:

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5 thoughts on “Blog views and other obsessions – back up that blog!

  1. Hooray for Google Drive….!!!! All of my stuff is in the Cloud.
    Of course, I don’t actually know what the cloud is. Or where it is. Or if it’s safe…..Still, I get to feel pretty smug, don’t I?

  2. Yay! I’m so happy my disaster prompted you to back her up, Barbara! I’m clueless when it comes to the Cloud. I need to do a little research. Thanks for the tag! Enjoy your weekend!

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