On my recent Entrecards drops, I noticed a few blogs hosted on Blogspot suddenly disappearing although apparently all these bloggers are active with a few blogs to their names. Then I noticed a post by one of the bloggers at her other blog which stated that Blogger had apparently DELETED her blog stating that it was a SPAM blog and even after numerous email, she still had not received any answer and her blog is still gone.
I am not here to question who is right or who is wrong but here’s a way to salvage your blog data should that happened.
.. and here’s how you do it in blogger/blogspot.
1. Go to your blog dashboard
2. Click on Settings>>Basic and you will see the the EXPORT link.
3. Click on that and click on DOWNLOAD BLOG to somewhere safe on your hard drive. What this does is it will save your blog in a XML format that you can IMPORT back to another blogspot blog or use to import into another blogging platform, WordPress, while you decide your next course of action if and when this happens.
4. NOTE: This will ONLY back up your blog entries and comments. It DOES NOT backup your template or your widgets. To back up your template, you can do so from Design>>Edit HTML menu
Go get exporting/backing up NOW!
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