A few months ago, I decided not to continue with my other blog--it was getting too expensive and I wanted to find something more reasonable. But being new to blogging and ignorant, I had no idea how to backup the work I had done. So, when my webpage got taken down, so did my content. I had no idea how to get it back. I surfed the web for cached pages, and found a few, but the vast majority of my content was gone gone gone.
Until yesterday. I re-discovered my Google reader. On it, I had subscribed to my own blog and had forgotten that I had done so. Heck, I forgot I even HAD a Google reader. I have several subscriptions on there that I was like, "Oh! So that's where they got off to! I couldn't remember where I stuck those!" (There are so many ways to keep track of blogs these days that I get super-confused.)
Anyhow, Google reader had archived my posts. So I was able to go back and recover every single one of them! Yay!! I copied and pasted all the content to Word so I would have it saved for just in case. But, it was fun to go back and re-read through old posts. So many things that I had forgotten!
I'm going to re-post some of my favorites here over the next couple of days.
Also, let this be a lesson for you non-techies like me. For those of you who have published blogs in the past and let them lapse or whatever, your blog is likely still out there on somebody's reader somewhere!