Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Basics | No Comments

backupMake sure you back up your blog! I recommend having at least one blog separate from your main website and if you are going to do this, I suggest you host your own WordPress blog. It’s really not difficult to set up if you have some basic technical skills, but it is the best approach long term.

Back to backing up…This blog, hometurfmedia.com, has been hosted through GoDaddy and somehow was turned off and I either didn’t notice or wasn’t given a warning before it happened. I typically have an automatic backup emailed to me with a plugin called WP-DB-Backup that is simple and easy to use in case you have some type of failure like I just had.

Somehow, I neglected to install this plugin on this blog so I’m starting all over again. It’s very unfortunate, but it’s the way it is sometimes.

Don’t let this happen to you. Make sure your blog backs up and either sends you a backup by email or some other way so you don’t get stuck like I have today…