Blogging Tip: How to Backup Your Blog

I haven’t shared a blogging tip in a while and I did this tip over the weekend myself and thought it would be a good one to share with all of you. 
Unfortunately, this tip is only for those of you with Blogger blogs (using the new blogger version) since that is what I have. I’m sure you can also do this in WP but I can’t show you how to do it in that. 
Have you thought about what would happen if you went to your blog one day and it was gone? 
Or what if you were messing around with your design and suddenly everything got completely messed up or disappeared? 
Well, if you backup your blog then you wouldn’t have to worry about starting completely over! 
You could just upload your saved template and be as good as new. 
I backup my blog every few months but I should probably do it more often. 
So here is how to backup your blog. It is super simple!! 
 On your Blogger dashboard, click on the arrow that gives you the drop down menu.
From that menu, choose the “Template” option.

The template page will open up for you.
In the top right corner, you will see a button that says “Backup/Restore.”
Click on that button for a new window to open.
Next, just click on the “Download full template” button. 
This will then prompt you to save your entire template to your computer.
Save it to your computer and you are good to go! 
If you do ever have to restore your blog, follow the same directions but instead of clicking the download template button, you will upload your template into the space provided. 
Luckily, I have never had to do this and I hope you don’t have to either! 
See how easy that was! 
Now, hurry… go backup your blog!!

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  • Michele {The Scrap Shoppe}
    August 13, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Thanks, Allison! I had not figured out how to do this in the new blogger template. I've been having to revert back to the old!! Good to know! 🙂

  • Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co.
    August 13, 2012 at 1:54 pm

    Thanks so much Allison! I really need to do this!

  • Judy
    August 13, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    I so need to do this. I'm off to try right now. Thanks.

  • Jeannine
    August 15, 2012 at 2:59 am

    Thanks so much for this. I think this would be great to do maybe even after every new post (as I only post about once a week it'd be doable). Fantastic tip!!

    Jeannine @ The Concrete Cottage

  • Chrissy Taylor
    August 30, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Thanks so much, I was looking for an easy explination on how to do this!!

    • AllMich
      September 1, 2012 at 5:17 am

      Happy to help!! 🙂