30 Days of Write: Day 5 (Backups and chickens)

May 5, 2012 at 4:14 pm (30 Days of Write)

This post is going to be short and sweet, but one I’m hoping you’ll pay attention to.

Backup your work. Daily. And then, once a week or so, make a backup of your backup and email it to yourself. If you lose your work, you’ll kick yourself so violently that you’ll probably dislocate your hip, all while cursing yourself for not heeding this computer-age old advice. (And if, by chance, you manage to recover a version of it, quickly sacrifice a chicken or something to the appropriate god(s).)

Trust me on this. That’s all I’m saying.

See you tomorrow.



  1. Caryn Caldwell said,

    Uh oh. That doesn’t sound good. Hope you didn’t lose anything.

    • Pamela Cayne said,

      Only a few degrees of sanity and some remaining strands of blonde that have now shot to gray… was able to recover in RTF mode, but wow–some stress there!!!

  2. coffeegirl88 said,

    I’ll second what Caryn said.

    • Pamela Cayne said,

      Thank you–the irony is how many times I preached the same thing to Melissa Blue. Oy!

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