Ancestral Notes

My Family History blog

Redundancy Is Good

I don’t know about you, but I don’t like to have all of my eggs in one basket so I have a few different resources for backing up my blog. First of all, I just created a Springnote notebook just for my blog back-ups. I can add several different blogging platforms; Blogger,  WordPress,  Typepad,  Moveable Type or I can set it up manually:
I noticed that when I import a blog to Springnote from Blogger, only the latest posts are imported, so I have uploaded the back-up .xml file to my notebook too.

I also have Windows Live Writer that I use to create my posts offline and publish to several different platforms as well.

January update:

I tried for the last two days to change my Blogger blog back to it’s pre-holiday format, without much success. I don’t think the Blogger editing is working today, so I’m happy that I still have one back-up blog that works.

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What’s Up With Blogger Widgets?

I don’t know if it’s just my blog, but I have been having trouble this week with my widgets, and deleted the ones that weren’t working. I got a scare when I deleted one widget and my blog disappeared. I refreshed the page and it was back. Needless to say, I promptly backed up my blog to my hard drive.

I checked the Blogger Known Issues and was surprised to see that there are outstanding issues with the widgets, one widget was actually mal-ware and all of the blogs with the widget were disabled. I am afraid to put any new widgets on my blog now.

Does Blogger check out the safety of the widgets on the site, or can anyone make a widget and upload it for everyone to use? I think they should check out any new widget before they allow users to put it on their site, there are a lot of crazies out there. Who knows, backing up your blog to your hard drive might even be dangerous. I think I’ll start backing it up online to my notebook from now on.

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