A blogger buddy, Dr. Bill Smith (Dr. Bill Tells Ancestor Stories), has posted on his Facebook page that his blog and Google account disappeared for no known reason. As one of his fans and followers, I'm hopeful that Google/Blogger will get the situation resolved quickly.
What hits home is the question: What would you do if your blog disappeared? While I make a habit of backing up my digital family history files regularly, it never occurred to me to back-up my blog. Many of us bloggers put a lot of time and effort into our blogs. It would be devastating to many of us to suddenly be faced with losing everything.
As soon as I read Dr. Bill's message, I immediately started saving all of my blog posts to OneNote - one of my favorite "print to file" programs. That may not be the best solution, but it is a solution. Another option is printing each post to an Adobe pdf file. Maybe some of my fellow bloggers are using software that automatically saves your blog on your local computer.
If you have other suggestions about how to Back Up Your Blog, please post them in the comments section below.