Build a Better Blog... How to survive the next tech meltdown from ActiveRain to WordPress part 1

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 Hi guys, in the next part of my Build a Better Blog series I thought it would be a good idea to take a look at a few simple ways to protect our online presence. In other words...

 

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 In the past few weeks I've seen a ton of posts here on AR like...

ActiveRain & Reliability ~ My 2¢'s Worth

HAS ACTIVERAIN REALLY BEEN SOLD?

A $60,000 Eulogy for ActiveRain

 

and out on the web...

Why Your Self-Hosted Blog is More Valuable than Your Facebook Page

Google's Blogger back after 20-hour outage

Twitter: Experiencing site stability issues

What We Can Learn From Amazon’s Cloud Collapse

Amazon’s outage in third day: debate over cloud computing’s future begins

Hackers Take Down Sony's PlayStation Network

 

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 The one thing we should learn from this is that we're responsible for our online presence. Not ActiveRain, not Amazon and not your webhost.

 Of course they're the first ones we point the finger at when things go badly but... your blog readers just see that your website is offline. They don't care where it's hosted or who is at fault.

 The recent and frequent tech meltdowns have inspired me to recreate my web presence in a way that no matter what happens, I'll have a backup plan ready the minute my sites or blogs go dark.

 

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 In the next few posts I'm going to show you a few simple, creative and clever solutions that will keep you online no matter what happens. Stay tuned!

 For more information about affordable custom design and graphics for your Rain, WordPress, Tumblr and Posterous blogs you can reach me at marti@garaughty.com  Later...

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  1. Lee & Pamela St. Peter 05/20/2011 01:44 AM
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Rainmaker
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Suzanne Gantner
Sky Realty, Central Texas Real Estate - Round Rock, TX
GRI, E-Pro, SRES, SRS, ABR

You just blow me away how you can stay ahead of the tech game.  It is not easy to do.

May 20, 2011 01:51 AM #22
Rainmaker
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marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
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Suzanne... like the rest of us on the web I have no choice, it's called survival. ;-)

May 20, 2011 02:00 AM #23
Rainer
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Peggy Chirico
Prudential CT Realty - Manchester, CT
REALTOR® 860-748-8900, Hartford & Tolland County Real Estate

Hi Marti - Thanks for the articles!  It's interesting to see what the outside world is thinking!

May 20, 2011 02:55 AM #24
Rainmaker
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Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker

Marti,

This should be an interesting series.

I think Marc is referring to me. I had a blogger hosted blog that was taken down by Google. Who knows why?

I keep filling out the forms. However, they simply say it's a free service and they have no technical support.

Brian

May 20, 2011 03:03 AM #25
Rainmaker
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marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
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Peggy... yep, so much is happening related to this topic.

Brian... yikes that sucks! The same thing happens on Facebook, Twitter, etc... I hope you manage to get it back or at least able to xfer the content.

May 20, 2011 03:20 AM #26
Rainmaker
192,593
Atlanta's Home Inspector, David Lelak IHI Home Inspections
IHI Home Inspections 404-788-2581 - Canton, GA
Experience the IHI Difference

Marti, as always, you are very informative and keep us coming back for more! Have a great weekend.

May 20, 2011 04:29 AM #27
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Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Equity Resources 919-649-5058

Much needed series!  Thanks!

May 20, 2011 04:54 AM #28
Rainmaker
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marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
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David and Bonnie... thx and have a great weekend as well.

Eleanor... very timely considering what has been going on lately.

May 20, 2011 05:41 AM #29
Rainmaker
453,636
Larry Estabrooks
Independent Real Estate Agent - Moncton, NB
100% representation means NEVER DUAL AGENCY !

Marti, I say "amen to "responsibility for online presence".

May 20, 2011 08:31 AM #30
Rainmaker
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marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
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Larry... you're absolutely right, ultimately it's our problem no matter who caused it. Have a great weekend!

May 20, 2011 10:06 AM #31
Rainmaker
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Shar Sitter
Rooms With Style - Minneapolis, MN
Home Staging and Redesign Minneapolis/ St. Paul, M

OOhhh...this should be good. Can you give me a backup plan when my Online Banking stops working and they can't get it fixed for me for a week? LOL

May 20, 2011 12:03 PM #32
Rainmaker
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marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
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Shar... a week??? Curse a lot!!! ;-)

May 20, 2011 05:18 PM #33
Rainmaker
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Steve, Joel & Steve A. Chain
Chain Real Estate Investments & Mortgage, Steve & Joel Chain - Cottonwood, CA

Marti,

Great concept; Some form of redundant backup seems very practical.

Have a great weekend!

Steve

May 21, 2011 03:15 PM #34
Rainmaker
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marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

Steve... exactly, I'm breaking down my web presence across several platforms to avoid being offline for any length of time. Details to follow. Have a great weekend as well.

May 21, 2011 03:22 PM #35
Rainmaker
271,173
Cathy Lee
CL Design Services Home Staging - Danville, CA
ASP, IAHSP, RESA Danville, CA

I am a huge fan!!! Hugs, CL

May 22, 2011 02:42 AM #36
Rainmaker
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marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

Cathy... I'm soooooooooooo glad you survived The Rapture. ;-) Ditto on the fan thing! {hugs back 2 u}

May 22, 2011 02:54 AM #37
Rainmaker
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Maria Salvaggio
Century 21 North Shore - Lynnfield, MA
MA North Shore REAL ESTATE

I just found all the wonderful information you have posted. I got so much out of the ones I looked at. Keep the great information on how to be a better Blogger etc. I am going to use these tools starting today. Have a great day

 

Sep 06, 2011 12:27 AM #38
Rainmaker
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marti garaughty
garaughty.com - Montreal, QC
a highly caffeinated creative type...

Maria... hi and thx, it's great to have you in our group, have a great afternoon as well.

Sep 06, 2011 07:34 AM #39
Rainmaker
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Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Thanks for these links - I need to expand and blog elsewhere too.

Nov 06, 2011 01:57 PM #40
Rainmaker
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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
MOOERS REALTY - Houlton, ME
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

Building the information, real estate and local area rocket ship in your own back yard means blogging, marketing. Starts in your home town and funnels out from there rather than trickle back from paid platforms where it is a cattle yard of herded real estate professions with the R brand on their rumps. There is a better way. Take the controls, watch for asteroids, open up the passion of full throttle marketing. From your corner of the globe.

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