Friday, January 14, 2011

Reminder: Backup your blog with Blogger's Export function

Because is free, spammers have abused it thus forcing Blogger to use robotic programs to detect and delete splogs (spam blogs) as well as violation of Blogger's Terms of Service (TOS), but unfortunately the possibility of false positive (legitimate blogs wrongly identified as splog) is ever present. Every now and then we get plea for help and this recent one is typical:

"I had put a lot of time and effort into this blog over the years to have it just taken away. If I cannot get it restored, is there a way to at least get my content? I am just heartbroken over this."

Now Blogger has set up some procedure for such unfortunate occurrence as described in How to recover blog deleted as splog or TOS violation, it is best to take a bit of time to backup your blog using Blogger's export function. By doing so, you would not only be saving the blog posts for any eventuality, but also the comments.


  1. thank you!!! great info.

  2. Very great tip. Everybody must back up his blog. My first blog was blocked with an allegation of being a spam. I was so disappointed that it took me 1 month working on it. Since I dont have a backup on it, it took me for a long time again to set up another blog. This is really important. Thanks.

  3. Very good information on how to choose right backup service. I would like to try this software though my friends told me that it works great and saved them at many instances.


  4. Unfortunately only usefull for you who type text on your blogg, useless for everyone of us who have great focus on graphics and photos in our blogs, blogger dont let you export photos/graphics/pictures ! wish I knew why but cant find any answer to this problem


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