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Monday, 23 May 2011

Blogger went a little crazy...

for a few days. When it came back many bloggers complained that they had lost followers, comments and even entire posts. 

I lost my most recent posts, and their comments. But otherwise I survived unscathed. It made me realised though, that my blog isn't safe just because it's on the 'net. And so I now back it up.

So here's how to save your blog, and it's so easy even my mum could do it! Er, no she probably couldn't actually, but it's easy anyhow.

  • Click Design top right hand corner of your blog.
  • Click on Settings.
  • Click Export Blog.
  • Click Download Blog
  • At the bottom to the left of the page there will be a rectangle box showing your blog downloading. Next to that (in the box) is a tiny arrow pointing down. Click on it.
  • Open where it says, Show in Folder
  • It should open a page saying: blog and today's date.
  • Now you can rename the file to anything you like.
  • To find your file it should be under 'downloads'.
  • Now you have everything saved to your computer. Just remember to back-up your computer!


  1. Ooh, thanks for that Louise. I didn't even know you could back up a blog. Cheers!

  2. I didn't either, but thought I should research it. It took me a happy hour procrastinating while I looked into it, anyway!

  3. Louise, have you checked to see if there's a copy of your missing posts in draft form on Blogger? Apparently some lost posts can be retrieved from there (although the comments will still be missing)

    I didn't know blogs could be backed up either.

  4. No, there aren't any copies unfortunately. I did look to see, just in case. :(