Feb 6, 2016

Computer died

by Cassie Shiels

So I missed blogging on Saturday because the saddest thing happened. My computer crashed. For a writer that is especially devastating if we haven't been regularly backing up our computer. And I haven't done that in a long time, so I am dreading what I might have lost. I am hoping I can recover some things, but if not I learned the hard way.

So back up your computer.

If you work with google docs where all your stories are on he cloud, then that's nice because your stuff is accessible from any device but if not, back it all up.

You could:

1. Get an external hard drive and monthly or weekly back it up.
2. Email yourself your stories and put them in a special file.
3. Print it out regularly
4. Put your work on a thumb drive
5. Put your things on the cloud.

I am sure there are more, but the point is back it up. You do not want to feel the devastation I do, looking at potentially loosing everything I have been working on. Cross your fingers for me that I can get the info off my hard drive.

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  1. Extremely wise words. I say that to my students all the time. And am learning to work in google docs myself. Hope you recovered most of it.

  2. oh Cassie! I hope you were able to recover everything. I am going to back my tablet up tonight...it has been far too long since I did that. thanks!


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