Last year I spent quite a bit of effort in setting up my first pharmaguapa website. I built the site myself using Moonfruit and was very proud of the result. I wrote quite a few posts – some of which I was told were really interesting. Then as so often happens work took over my life and, along with my social life, my blog became a casualty of my excessive work hours. And so my website lay dormant until the project I was working on calmed down and I started to have free time again. I had also not been overly active on the blog as I had not build it using a blogging platform such as WordPress but rather had built a website which turned out to look better visually but was more work to edit.
With my new found time I decided to resurrect my blog and I set up a WordPress account. However my idea of pre-populating this with the content from my old blog failed miserably. First my original website had expired and somehow I had not been aware of this. I had not been notified by email that my Moonfruit account was about to expire – or if I had it had gone into my junk folder. I had also not been aware that if I let my premium account lapse that I would lose all the content (the basic website was free). However I had not been overly worried by this as I had it all on my laptop anyway. Until I spilt a glass of wine over the laptop that is. I lost all of my old blog notes (along with various work files) – doh!
The doubly stupid thing is I am always raving about Dropbox and what a great resource it is – precisely because it acts as a great backup in case of wine spillage (or other technical images). However I did not save my blog notes on Dropbox – doh again!
So here I am starting afresh – and lesson learnt: save everything to Dropbox or some other backup.