How to Protect your Blog and Keep It Online

Monday, June 8, 2015

My blog was deleted last Friday without my knowledge.

It was just for a few hours, but it was still scary to try to pull up my blog and get an error message saying that it no longer existed. I found out later that the reason behind my blog suddenly disappearing was because my university email got deleted. I was distraught, but thankfully, we got it resolved (thanks, Dad!).

So, how can you prevent something like this happening to your online space? Your blog contains what you love, so it's important that you take care and make sure that it's secure. Here are my quick tips for doing just that.

(Disclaimer: [S]iW is on a Blogger format, but I'm sure you can apply these tips to blogs on other platforms, too.)

  1. Do not associate a long-term blog with a temporary email. I actually can't stress this enough. I've been blogging in this space for a year and a half, but if my email account were to be deactivated, that year and a half's worth of content would be gone off the face of the internet. So, whether you create a Blogger, Wordpress, or Tumblr blog, or anything else, make sure it's on an account that's going to stick around, especially if your blog is affiliated with your work.
  2. In the event that you do need to transfer things over to another email address, make sure that you know how to do so. The help section for your particular platform should be able to help you there.
  3. Back up your blog, back up your blog, back up your blog...and back up your blog. Much like you would back up important files onto your hard drive, backing up your blog adds a layer of security you can tap into in case your blog gets lost in cyberspace. Again, just check out the help section of your blog platform for more information on exactly how to do this. 
I hope these tips helped you out! Do you have any other way that you back up your blogs? Let me know in the comments!


  1. Wow. It's scary knowing that your blog and everything you've done could be deleted because of something as trivial as an email or who knows what. Thanks for this warning x

    The Life of Little Me

    1. You're welcome, M! I'm glad I could help. :)