How To (sort of) Easily Back Up Your Open Salon Blog (or any other blog for that matter)

****UPDATED  AUG. 07, 2014****

 

GOOGLE READER IS NO LONGER AVAILABLE, BUT HERE IS AN EASIER METHOD FOR SAVING YOUR BLOGS FROM ANY SITE.

BlogBackUpr

ITS FREE & SIMPLE TO USE.

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Your blog on open salon has an RSS feed.

Your RSS feed link is similar to your blog link.

For example, if the link to your blog is:

http://open.salon.com/blog/JoeBlow

 

then your RSS feed link will be:

http://open.salon.com/RSS/JoeBlow

Once you determine your RSS feed link do the following:

Get Google Reader HERE

If you already have a Google account, getting Reader should be fairly simple. If you do not have a Google account you will need to sign up for one & then get Reader.

Once you have your Reader account, log in & go to the main Reader page.

You should see a red “Subscribe” button to the left top of your page.

Click this and then enter the link to your Open Salon blog's RSS feed.

Then click “Add”.

You will now see all of your blog posts are propagated to your Google Reader page.

*IMPORTANT*  the very first thing you should do  once your blog posts are snug and safe in Google Reader is on the top right of your main Reader screen you will see a small 'cog' or 'gear' icon like this: ... continue

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Being new here, I so appreciate your easy to follow tips! Thanks for this one. I have all of my Lschmoopie posts protected now from Open Salon.

i am so glad you were able to recover them.  while i do back up the site here (all blogs are saved), i still encourage people to back up their work on a more personal level.

What's to say but Thank You!  Jeremiah

Lorianne have you saved Jeremiah's OS account?

I am sitting on hot coals because with all the migration going on OS might close down tomorrow.

Pleas send me the link for backing up.I lost it.

I had saved it on FB but when deleting stuff,it got lost,too.

There are only a few hours left in which to do it.

I bought a new device yesterday but it will not help OS running and that would mean  loosing all I have done and communicated so far.

It works like a charm, thank you so much.

ty

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