Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist, Probate Real Estate  (KD Realty - 408.972.1822)

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Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Thinking about it. My personal solution has been to stop posting here in the rain and to focus on building pages on my website's blog.

Jul 07, 2020 09:29 AM
ActiveRain Member Support
Seattle, WA

AR also offers a back up from your My Home page.

Left sidebar, BOTTOM My Blog, then Export Blog Entries.

Just a few moments and all posts are exported in a zip file.
The formatting won't stick, nor will photos, but the text of all posts are in the file.

Jul 07, 2020 09:16 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Every member should have a blogging site that they own or control.

When links fail, prospects move on.

Jul 07, 2020 10:57 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA
https://HugginsHomes.com - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Most of what I post these days originates on another site or tool.  AR is usually the second site I post any significant blogs to.

Jul 07, 2020 11:00 AM
Dario Ferreira
Attleboro, MA
Internet Marketing

I always save all my posts in a txt file.
Both the text only and the html code.

It's good to also save the html code, because it keeps the formatting you've done already.

Jul 07, 2020 09:25 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

Years ago I thought of this and had a friend of mine download and copy all my posts (what a task) but they did it for me. Then it hit me. I put that "stuff" out there to work. The real find? IT'S ME the guy who wrote all that stuff!

Jul 07, 2020 02:55 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

I may start doing backups, not likely to migrate my blog until needed.

Jul 07, 2020 10:44 AM
Debbie Gartner
The Flooring Girl - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl & Blog Stylist -Dynamo Marketers

Thankfully, my biz does not depend on AR and my own website is the center. So I mainly post on there and have daily backups.

I did writea post on here after the crash and saved it. 


hoping everything is restored here soon as the backlinks will help.  The posts themselves are not that critical and could be rewritten if need be.

Jul 08, 2020 05:00 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

I put my posts (well, except for AR specific posts) on my other website first, then copy them here. I think I'll be fine if I keep doing that.  Hopefully!

Jul 07, 2020 03:48 PM
Thomas J. Nelson, REALTOR ® e-Pro CRS RCS-D Vets
Big Block Realty 858.232.8722 - La Jolla, CA
& Host of Postcards From Success Podcast

I already draft mine on Word. I like the export tip too. I just don’t feel like reposting and reformatting them.

Jul 07, 2020 02:50 PM
Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate
Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

  I back up the source code for the blog posts on an external drive, or in the cloud.  

Jul 07, 2020 02:00 PM
John Juarez
The Medford Real Estate Team - Fremont, CA

Good information to know.

Jul 07, 2020 12:47 PM
Karen Climer
Demetree School of Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Teaching people to pass the real estate exam

ActiveRain Member Support Would you keep us posted on when the restoration is complete?  I have a post that is missing.  I have a copy of it in Word, so it's not an issue for me to repost it.  I just don't want to repost it, if there is still a chance it will be restored.

For that reason, it would be helpful to know when you have done all you can do to save what was lost.  Thank you.

Jul 07, 2020 11:47 AM
Jeff Pearl
RE/MAX Distinctive / LIC in VA - Lovettsville, VA
Full Service Full Time Realtor

That would be a good idea. Any platform can disappear. We usually operate on rented space. AR should actually be the 2nd place we post.

Jul 08, 2020 05:45 AM
Susie Kay
Ultra Real Estate Dallas Fort Worth - Plano, TX
North Dallas Specialist

I usually created my blog in word, then copy and paste in AR.  So the draft is saved on my computer.  I guess I did that out of habit 

Jul 07, 2020 07:40 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

I write mine in Notes so that I can dictate them on my phone and then tweak them on my computer - then, dump them onto AR. I cannot imagine losing everything.

The export option is something that then puts them into one place. I'm thinking it wise to do that once a month - especially since we've had this crash more than once.

Jul 07, 2020 06:26 PM
Lyn Sims
Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate Agent Retired

No, I think that things have happened before & they said they found the data it's just putting it back. 

I write things in an old HTML editor & it's basically saved there from past experiences. 

Jul 07, 2020 03:12 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I usually post on our site first, and on AR second...I will put my drafts on Notes.  A

Jul 07, 2020 11:12 AM
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty Evolution - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®


Jul 08, 2020 08:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Nope, just a bit of a hiatus!

Jul 08, 2020 05:46 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

I have been writing my posts in Word for years now so I automatically have them saved on the computer and in the cloud. It's just a couple extra steps to copy and paste to AR but it's habit by now.

I need to learn how to use Notes and dictate to my iPhone. That would be a huge timesaver.

Jul 07, 2020 11:33 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

it will depend upon the post.  personal posts... nope, a market report absolutely.

Jul 07, 2020 07:58 PM
Jerry Lucas
ABC Legal Docs LLC - Colorado Springs, CO
Mobile Notary Colorado Springs, CO Notary Training

My primary blog is on WordPress. My web hosting provider is SiteGround. They do daily backups that can be restored by the user. I download a weekly backup of my WP site to local Samsung flash drive storage and to SpiderOak encrypted cloud storage.

WP allows you to save many draft versions until you Publish the final version of a new post.  But once a post is published, if you are making lots of changes, updates, or additions, the edited version is not stored until you Update the post.

It is good practice to do a major change to a published post using a text editor, autosave it every few minutes, and then copy and paste the final version to WP or AR. I use free Notepad++ as my text editor in Windows 10, with an autosave every 60 seconds. Notepad++ is a more powerful replacement for the default Notepad software in Windows.

Jul 08, 2020 09:20 AM
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

AR has always been a back-up and secondary blogging venue for me, Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist  ... as I have my main/primary blog site elsewhere.  AR offers beneficial "extras" that my other site does not ... primarily the social aspect and relationships that it has cultivated.  That is HUGE in my eyes and the reason I've outlasted AR's bumps in the road ...


Aug 06, 2020 06:33 PM
Bob Force (REALTOR®)
Weichert Realtors - Aspen Hill - Mount Airy, MD
The FORCE in Maryland Real Estate

Learned the value of OFF-SITE backup years ago.  Just watch the system you use, cassette taps are not the best.

Aug 05, 2020 02:38 PM