I know many geeks. Most of them are smart. Some of them are brilliant. Few of them are world class. And guess what? Many of them blog on a regular basis. These are tech savvy folks who run their blogs on their own (or rented) server for maximum customizability and pay a monthly fee. What do you think, how long will the information they produced survive if some of them get hit by a train? It’s very simple. You divide the amount on their bank account with their monthly hosting fees and you got the number of months in question.
What I wanna ultimately conclude is that there are lots of folks who create valuable content on a daily basis and their content is way too much vulnerable.
I was thinking a lot about this issue. I have 350 posts at the moment and although I know that mankind would happily survive without any of them, I feel the need to secure this information just in case.
Since I (and most of the people) use WordPress, I was thinking about a WordPress specific solution. The idea is to dump my self hosted blog to my cloud hosted WordPress.com blog on a regular basis from cron. Of course, there are some drawbacks, like Google may find the mirrored content along or before my primary site and I won’t be able to really customize the cloud hosted blog but I think that the benefits outweight the drawbacks.
The term I’m about to coin is the “backup blog” what is a cloud hosted blog where you mirror your content on a regular basis in an automated manner. I’m about to do this but I’m not there yet.