This is the grand daddy of all backups. You know how to backup your blogger template and also learnt to restore your blogger template. But now comes the most important part – How to backup your individual posts?
Now, there are a number of ways to do it. Here’s how you backup your Blogger blog.
- Recommended : If you are using the new draft blogger, you find the feature of import/export blog. So temporarily switch back to the old interface. Now go to Settings -> Basic. Now click on Export blog. Simply download all the posts along with the comments and you are done!
- Share it : If you share each post with Google Plus and send your posts to your email, you can have your entire content backed up right in your email. You can share it simply by clicking the Share Button, as shown in here,
- Get help from 3rd parties : There are plenty of tools which are present that you can use to backup your blog. Some of them are,
http://bloggerbackup.codeplex.com/ – I have not personally used this service but they claim they are pretty good at it. You can certainly give it a try. Check with a test blog first if possible, or if you don’t wish to give them the username and password check the following options.
http://blogbackupr.com/ – They seem to be doing a pretty good job with automatic backups. A must try.
HTTrack Web site copier for Windows users and Webgrabber for Mac users are pretty good, it’s just that they will require a lot of bandwidth if your blog is rich in content.
- Get help from WordPress : Oh this is really some serious advice, you can use WordPress to import your blogger posts and tags, categories and even comments from your blogger blog to WordPress. You can use the WordPress.com platform as well as a WordPress installation on localhost. Either way you just need to run the Blogger Importer plugin and it will take care of your every needs.
I was going to write about manually making backups, but decided against it as that would be downright ridiculous. I highly recommend using some blogging software like Windows Live Writer for blogging. The posts will automatically be locally stored as backups. So the next time, if, God forbid, something goes awfully wrong, you know you won’t lose your hard work.