Updating My Back Up

This blog is important to me. I really enjoying writing entires and reading your responses. I have over 100 entries now and would like to see that they are preserved. I know that in all likelihood that they will be, here on the server. Blogging does not seem to be going anywhere. I am confident that it will be around for a long time. That being said, I think it is a good idea to keep a back up copy.

I usually type my entries up on MS Word and then copy them onto a blog post. I then save my word file and have a back up of my blog, just in case anything happens. This summer though, while I have been fighting for time on the library computers, I haven’t been able to do this. So I just spend the last hour copying all the summer posts on my blog to MS Word.

My blog back up is now up to date. That feels good.

There is one more thing I would like to do to keep my journey online and available for anyone who chooses to read it. I have thought about this a lot. It concerns my final posting.

I hope I didn’t scare you there because I don’t plan on going anywhere. I am a blog addict and don’t see myself ever quitting this forum. I am thinking about my mortality though. I won’t be around forever, and while I am young, one never knows when their final card will be played.

To this end, I think I should compose a final entry. I could ask someone I trust to post it here when I pass away. I think that would be a great way to say goodbye to everyone who has ever read my blog and to “close” out the chapter as it were.

5 Comments on Updating My Back Up

  1. I really need to do that, too. Good project for this weekend.

  2. I collect the printed pages of my blog in a duotang. It has pretty much taken the place of my journal these days. Although, I still write in it but the entries there are few and far between.

  3. Fascinating, isn’t it, how a blog supplants a journal?

    I’ve noticed that, too — after keeping a daily print journal for more than 20 years, suddenly it’s beginning to gather dust.

    Is that bad or good? I cannot say.

  4. You are writing your own eulogy? That is kind of cool. Not many people would think of doing that.
    S

  5. Is it too morbid?

    I just thought that if the blogs I regularly read went silent unexpectedly, that I would like to know what happened to them. I think by drafting a final entry, it is a nice way to let everyone know and leave a completed blog behind.

    I don’t know if I would like to write a Eulogy for my funeral. That just seems wrong.

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