Yesterday, Opinionated Man wrote a post called “My Greatest Blogging Fear.” In that post he talked about the unthinkable for any blogger: that one day you sit down and open up your blog…and find it gone. All the work you put into it, the hours, sweat and tears…gone, just like that. Poof.
If that happened to me I think I would want to die. I have around 1600 posts on this blog now. Sixteen months of work. After reading his post, I realized how easily all that could just disappear. A glitch, a hacker, WordPress suddenly shutting its doors, you name it. All my hard work, gone just like that. I know it’s not likely to happen, but it could.
I’m a worrier by nature. I never worried about this before because it never really crossed my mind. It never occurred to me to have a backup plan in case the unthinkable ever happened. Now I have something new to worry about thanks to his post.
So I realized what I need to do is start a 3rd blog just for storage. I’ll set it to private. Most of the articles I care about will go in there. I’m also going to save some of my best posts in my computer, probably Wordpad. Then I won’t have to worry that one day I’ll log on here to find…everything gone.