When was the last time you saved a backup of your blog post? Oh, you didn't know you could do that? Well today is the day to learn about saving a back up of your blog content. While Typepad backs up your content on our servers, you may want to have your own copy. To back up your blog, go to Settings > Import/Export > Export, and click the "Export" button.
When you click the "Export" button, a status bar will appear showing how long your export is taking; the more content your blog, the longer this will take.
Once completed, click the "Download" link which will display a Text version of your blog posts and comments only. You must use your browser to save the text file if it does not download automatically when clicked. Images, videos, documents and other uploaded content are not included in your Export file. If you wish to have a back up of these, you can open a Help Ticket and a member of the team can generate an Export file for you.
Having a backup of your blog posts is handy if you wish to publish your posts in book form, and there are many third parties that publish blogs to books. You can also use your blog backup in case you want to create a new blog but want to transfer your content over.
How often do you back up your blog content? Let us know in the comments!