Wednesday, September 23rd, 2009...12:30 am
Hot Sites – Back Them Up!
I had an issue with my computer this week. It crashed. It crashed so hard that on a reboot I momentarily lost access to all of my bookmarks. Momentarily meaning a few days until a friend of mine showed me how to get them back, for which I am forever grateful. Once I had them back, he gave me a lecture on backing up. One I totally deserved, because although I was super good at backing up all of my files and work, I never thought once about backing up my bookmarks. But I can’t tell you how lost I have felt without them in the last few days, nor did I realize just how heavily I depended on them. My bookmarks are a lifeline to my business as I am constantly handing out reference links to those around me. Without them, progress tends to come to a screeching halt.
So, today’s Hot Site is actually a lesson in how to back up your own Hot Sites. Below are How To’s for FireFox, Internet Explorer, Safari, Chrome, and Opera in backing up. Just click the pic of your browser an it will link you to the corresponding How To.
Take it from me, loosing your bookmarks can be a painful experience, and one I hope you never have to live through. But with these How To’s – you won’t ever have to. So get going and BACK THEM UP!!!
And for more information on backing up your data, be sure to check out this great article called Best Practices of Digital Asset Management written by the friend who gave me the lecture.