18 June 2008

Urgent Blog Back-up Notice

It has come to my attention that those who have blogged previously at Homeschoolblogger may have their blogs deleted if it points to another blog - in fairness it is a free service for the user but the "space" used is paid for by others, and takes up room on their server. I wanted to point you to this post that tells you how to back up your pages and picture files quickly and easily. I have done it a couple of times. When you get to the instructions, if you have a lot of entries, you will need to break them up because it will never save them all. I had 511 - so I put in the total number of entries as 150 - and then followed the directions and saved 4 pages which covered all of my posts. It doesn't allow you to save the comments, but it does allow you to look at the posts and read them. It is a lot faster than trying to copy and paste all your posts which I started to do here once upon a time, and never finished. I can't exactly tell you how to go through this process on HSB because I am so unfamiliar with their layout anymore - but I did find all the things Ronda pointed to in that post after hunting around.

Here is how you back up your Blogger blog just in case you want to know:
  • At the top of your blog page to the right choose "customize"
  • To the left, choose the "settings" tab
  • The choose the "formatting" tab
  • Set your number of posts to show per page to a number that works for you - if you go too high it won't load properly - and if you go too low you'll have too many page views to save - I am a pretty voracious blogger, so I set my number at 100 - and had to save 10 pages
  • After you save these settings, click on View Blog
  • In the first page, go to the "File" menu at the top of the page to the left, and choose "Save Page As"
  • When you go to save your page you'll be able to choose a file and destination - I chose a folder called "Blog" and made a sub folder named "2008.06 Blog Back-up"
  • I saved my first page as The Clearing pg. 1 - then I clicked "Older Posts" at the bottom of the page and did the same with the next page until I had done all 10. Once saved, you'll be able to view these pages even when you're not online.
It is a good idea to back up your blog occasionally. We put a lot of work and love and thoughts into our blog. Don't lose your hard work!

If this post in any way made it sound as if I believed that TOS/Homeschoolblogger had ill intent, or wanted to ruin anyone's hard work, that was not my intent. I offer apologies to anyone this may have offended.


  1. Thanks for figuring this out for us. I think I got it now.

  2. Thanks for this piece of information, Jewls. Just tried following your instructions and everything went fine until I tried to do the actual save. Got a message saying, "The Web Page could not be saved to the selected location." Guess I'll have to keep fooling around with it. But again, thanks for taking the time to post this for us. :-)

  3. P.S. I tried clicking on the link in your post but get a message that the page is not available. Doesn't look like I'm off to too good a start this early morning. Maybe I should go back to bed. LOL

  4. Sandy>>I fixed the link that had one too many HTTPs in it! Thanks for letting me know. ♥

  5. Does it save it to your computer or actually on blogger?

  6. Stephanie>>It saves to your computer - in a file that you choose.

  7. Thanks for the info, I saved mine to a disc. I would love to be able to save the comments too, but at least I will have my thoughts and the pictures!! They can do all the deleting they want now, I'm safe!


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