One thing that those of us who aren’t necessarily technically inclined is the fear that as we trust others to protect our online product, something might go wrong.
No one wants to deal with this nightmare.
And it does happen:
Soapblox is dead. That means that all the blogs hosted there, including such institutions as Pam’s House Blend and the Swing State Project have disappeared. From what I’m reading on facebook, no one knows at this point if the blogs will be able to recover their data, so the archives could be gone as well.
According to Alice, Pam’s House Blend is back up but Soapblox’s crash is something terrifying. I was hacked recently. Opened the home blog and, WHAM, a devil was looking at me telling me I was hacked. (Seriously. It wasn’t a hallucination.) It took me several days to recover from the digital blast.
It comes down to a matter of trust, but I’ve also been advised by Sadcox that there are things that can be implemented to protect your online product.It’s important to remember that the life cycle in the blogosphere is about the length of the lifespan of a mayfly. But more so, backing up your content, having a copy of your template and having a contingency plan is imperative.
I’ll let him tell you more about how you can preserve your online presence by relying more on yourself.
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