#Microblog Mondays 13 : My 100th post and the back-up question

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Last week I reached the milestone of publishing the 100th post on my blog. It took me one and a half years of blogging to reach here. Though it came real slow but, still, it made me happy that I managed to stick around for so long.

I have a lot to thank for – my school friend and blogger Shweta  for holding my hand in the beginning and helping me toddle in the world of blogging, my blogger friend Vinitha who supported and encouraged me through this long journey and all the readers who visited time and again and were generous enough to let me know whatever I was doing was not in vain. My heart is filled with gratitude.

Yesterday, I was discussing about my 100th post and my gratitude with my husband and he raised the topic of back-up.

He asked me, being the IT guy he is – “Do you take back-ups of the posts you write?”.

I wondered what back-up? Everything is online on wordpress then do I really have to think about this?

He mentioned “Suppose in this dynamic world wordpress decides to shut its business one day and without prior intimation then what will you do? Will you be okay with losing every story you have written with your heart about Dhruv and yourself?

I said no but taking back-up of 100 posts is going to take a lot of effort. Now what do I do, being the challenged self when it comes to technology? Copy-paste each post in MS word?

I am perplexed.

Do you take back-ups of your blog posts? Is there any other way you can suggest other than copy-pasting for taking back-ups?

Linking up with Microblog Mondays at Stirrup Queens.

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29 thoughts on “#Microblog Mondays 13 : My 100th post and the back-up question

  1. emma says:

    Yay on 100 posts! That’s awesome 🙂

    I *think* if you go to the WP Dashboard, you to “export” your blog and you’d get a back up that way. I know I had to export my blog posts and import them again when I went from WP.com to self-hosted.

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  2. Mel says:

    I do always make back ups. I use the export option on the blogging software, I use the backup function in my c-panel, and I copy and paste all posts into a Word Doc. Yes, yes, yes make backups.

    Congratulations on hitting 100!

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  3. parulthakur24 says:

    Congrats on 100! You are awesome and you should keep writing to spread the joy and wisdom!
    Back ups? Yes, I follow my blog so I get all my posts in my mailbox and that helps. But would love to know if Google throws up a better result. I am 250+ posts new and I am a bit scared of losing data 🙂

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    • the bespectacled mother says:

      Thank you Parul 🙂 When I saw your facebook update about achieving the milestone of 200 posts I wondered how much time I am going to take to reach there. I think since I like blogging and recording the life as it is progressing I will eventually get there too. Fingers are crossed. 🙂

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  4. ajaybpai says:

    Congratulations @Anamika, on your proud moment. Your blog is very well maintained though it has reached its 100th post. Do share with us readers, the ingredients that has helped for this achievement. I still remember the reason, why I was hooked to your blog, and it is because of Dhruv. Your narratives about him is excellent. Wrt to backup; I normally do the backup once a month. Blogger has that facility.

    All the best to you.

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    • the bespectacled mother says:

      The ingredients that helped me for this achievement…….Please note the wisdom coming from a seasoned blogger (that is me hahahahha) – write from your heart, build strong thoughtful relationships with the readers, don’t get into the rush of drastically increasing your blog ranking or visitor traffic because they exerts huge pressures and last be content.
      My blog feels grateful for your kind words about the narrative. Thank you Ajay 🙂 🙂

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