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Diy, thrifty home decor decorating ideas on a budget. Painting furniture, stenciling projects. Turning trash to treasure.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Make your next move

So, what do you all think so far of all the things that have been put out there for newbies, and for oldies but goodies alike?  I sure hope you are finding it as helpful as I am. 
I have learned a thing or two myself this week, and that is always a good thing! There is more to come. I have another guest post on Tuesday, and you will find that to be very informative as well.  Then one more after that, and that should wrap up our coffee tips Tuesday.

As you can see I changed my background and my header.  The last one was busy, I admit, however it was more reflective of my personality. I do however, have to be considerate for you too when you come over and read me, and I was having a hard time myself.  You see it is all these little things that count too.
 I have mentioned TIME goes into blogging and connecting.  One major subject I would like to share is 
the EXPORTING of our blogs.  Did you know your blog can just VANISH? POOF, Gone one day? Yes, I have heard about it often.
So at least once a week, save your blog. How do I save my blog?
That's easy.  You go to your
dashboard...then hit 
On that very page you will see
Import blog - Export blog - Delete blog

Now hit Export Blog
THEN you will see:

Export your blog into the Blogger Atom export format. You can do this to move your blog to another blogging service or simply to store your blog on your own hard drive. Learn more Don't worry, your blog will still remain on Blogger until you delete it.
Download Blog
 Hit dowload, and your blog will be saved in a XTML file.
That's don't forget to do do not want to be one of those gals who lost their journal of life. Thanks Gloria from Happy to be  for mentioning that to me...keep em coming!
 Guess who cooked again tonight? I know, he's a keeper!
He made Rouladen, it was delicious.

 He cooked, I worked on a project...just a mini one.
Stay tuned, I have a new feature coming up soon.

Gloria also just sent me this link to test how long it takes your blog to load.  You know some are slow, people get frustrated and leave. Test yours today.

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Blogger NanaDiana said...

OMG- Someone shot a hole in your basket!>Diana

January 19, 2011 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

I have heard of people losing their blogs. I haven't ever saved mine, but I think I will now. Do you save it more than once and if so, how often do you save it?

January 19, 2011 at 8:33 PM  
Blogger Simply Domestic said...

I didn't know your blog could disappear. OMG! Thank you for posting! BTW, I love your new header and "look!"

January 19, 2011 at 8:36 PM  
Blogger Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Great post again my sweet daughter..It really is important to have a back up of your blog..Like I said I do mine once aweek..Takes only a minute but it's 2 years of my work if I lose it..who shot your basket?? Wished my Len knew how to cook girl..I could be dying and not even get a Sandwich out of theat man ha ha!! Just taught him to make coffee 3 years ago..Hugs and smiles your Calif. Mama

January 19, 2011 at 8:38 PM  
Anonymous Mariette said...

Dearest Debbie,

Great blog with valuable information. I've been saving all the URL links to my blogs, don't know if that would help to get back to them. I've read that this would help if someone is logged out or being hacked. All kind of things can happen.
I have no idea how the format looks, the one you describe here. And if you can bring that back, including the photos...?

Lots of love,


January 19, 2011 at 8:59 PM  
Blogger Terri said...

Thanks for the tip to download your blog!! I had no idea it could disappear! what a lucy girl you are for your hubby to cook! yum :)

January 19, 2011 at 9:02 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

Debbie, just finished the download. Thanks for the advice. I'd never noticed this option.
Isn't it great to have your own personal chef? ;-)
Thanks again! ~ sarah

January 19, 2011 at 9:03 PM  
Blogger Linda @ A La Carte said...

Never thought of this nor have ever done it! Guess what, I'm saving it now! See newbies aren't the only one's who need these tips.

January 19, 2011 at 9:10 PM  
Blogger Randi said...

Thank you so much! You know, I have been to so many websites that counsel us to back up our blogs, but have any of them actually shown us what to do? Nope! Thank you for showing me how to do this. You rock.

January 19, 2011 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You know I have not done that backup yet. Not sure how, but will look at it. It scares me to do things like that. Can you send him over here to cook!

January 19, 2011 at 9:55 PM  
Blogger Chandra Chinnis said...

I definitely appreciate all the information that you put out there for new and old bloggers. I will start saving my blog.

January 19, 2011 at 10:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Debbie Dear! OH, this was a good post! I've just learned how to save my blog and thought about posting about it! Now I don't have too! This is such a 'must'!
Now what happened to that basket? Boys? Hmmm...little wheels are spinning in my most tiny brain.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

January 19, 2011 at 10:04 PM  
Blogger Pam Kessler said...

You know I used to back up the blog, but then sort of forgot about it. So thanks for reminding me! Now I have to figure out why you have a holey basket.

January 19, 2011 at 10:10 PM  
Blogger Anne said...

I tested my blog, and it took a whopping 1 second to load!!! Not bad for a blog that has tons of posts and BIG photos!!!

January 19, 2011 at 11:17 PM  
Blogger Allyson Pecilunas said...

I am so glad to have you telling me all these things which I did not know!! Thanks!!

January 19, 2011 at 11:34 PM  
Blogger Jemsmom said...

Good info!!! Ahhh, rouladen!!!! Yummy!!!!

January 20, 2011 at 12:16 AM  
Blogger Kris said... lucky lady! My husband doesn't do too much in the kitchen alone, but he is a good sous chef!

January 20, 2011 at 1:07 AM  
Blogger bikim said...

lovely blog!
thanks for the inf! i didn't know your blog could disappear! i'll save mine!
happy day,

ps. topmodel?! you look great!! go girl!!!!!

January 20, 2011 at 5:07 AM  
Blogger Lori said...

I downloaded mine last week for the first time in a year. Donna at Funky Junk Interiors has a tutorial too.

January 20, 2011 at 6:45 AM  
Blogger Vicki said...

I back up once a month. Love this new header. Stop flaunting your roosters though...I'm going crazy.

January 20, 2011 at 7:23 AM  
Blogger Infatuated with Homes and Gardens said...

Thanks for the heads up ,I have saved mine (not that there was much to save)it was surpeisingly easy even for someone who has not got much idea like me.
What was it that you had for dinner I have never heard of it before.

January 20, 2011 at 8:17 AM  
Blogger Victoria said...

I haven't saved mine but I'm going to do this. After ignoring everyone's advice to back up my picture files, not listening and then losing them all on my old pc this is advice I'm definitely going to take! How often do you save yours? Is a weekly thing?

January 20, 2011 at 8:19 AM  
Blogger linda said...

wooooo german food i love it what time is din din:)

January 20, 2011 at 8:53 AM  
Blogger Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

woo hoo! Thanks so much for this valuable info!

January 20, 2011 at 8:57 AM  
Blogger Erin said...

Great tips Debbie! I need to export, so thanks for the reminder!

January 20, 2011 at 10:30 AM  
Blogger Emily {Frilly Details} said...

So glad you posted this, Debbie. I just exported and saved my blog. Thanks!!!

January 20, 2011 at 10:52 AM  
Blogger Glenda/MidSouth said...

Great informati0on - thanks bunches.
You are lucky to have a personal chef. :D

January 20, 2011 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Vanessa said...

THANK YOU!!! Debbie, I had NO idea that I needed to do that and I am so happy that you posted this!
You are helping newbie folks and those of us who have been at it for a little while. Bless you, my friend! :-)

January 20, 2011 at 11:33 AM  
Blogger Ms. Bake-it said...

Great post Debbie! After reading about several bloggers losing their blog I discovered how to save mine and have been saving it once a week. I may have a small blog, but it is important to me and I would hate to lose it and all the hard work I put into it.

I like the new look of your blog Debbie. You are correct in stating it is not as reflective of who you are. When I visit you I know I can expect to see bold, bright and cheerful colors which is how I see you.

I don't have a hubby to cook dinner for me, but I do have a DIL who is beginning to spoil me by cooking for me!


January 20, 2011 at 1:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I read you and I light up, just like that! Sincerely, you make me happy- THANK YOU, a ton times!

I think your sidebar looks fascinating. The white background really compliments that beautiful new header! :) :)

January 20, 2011 at 5:41 PM  
Blogger Carrie @ Dittle Dattle said...

Great tip! I haven't backed my blog up in a while so I best be going :D

January 20, 2011 at 7:57 PM  
Blogger Gina@New England Home and Garden said...

Debbie, I just want to say that I really appreciate all of your newbie tips and help. I followed your tutorial and finally made my very own button! I'm so glad that I got myself acquainted with your blog. I really enjoy reading what you have to say. I really appreciate how you are reaching out to help people not because you have to, but because you WANT to! I look forward to what you have to say next! Take care and keep up the great work!

January 20, 2011 at 9:53 PM  
Blogger Kim @ Touch of Nostalgia said...

Blog saved. Thanks for the tip! I never thought to back it up. I actually didn't know there was an option to do it. Thanks for the was painless. ;)

Have a good weekend!

~ Kim

January 21, 2011 at 1:42 PM  

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