Hmmm...After the responses to yesterday's post about preserving our blogs I started to play around a little bit. I'm guessing there are companies we can pay to preserve our blogs but I'm not sure who nor am I sure it's where I want to put my $$ right now.
Anyway, this isn't an 'easy' solution but at least it's a bit of a solution. I'm going to work on creating a Word document for each month and then burning those onto CD's. My concern is how long will Word documents/CD's be readable? Will they go the way of 8-track (oh yah...dating myself), cassettes and floppy discs? I'm concerned that they will so I'll probably still venture into paper printing my blog entries as well as creating a Word document for each month.
I've found a way that I can create the document and include the pictures and comments in it so thought I'd share it with you here. I'm sure I'm not the first person to do this but wanted to share anyway just in case it helps someone out.
To create the Word document:
1. Open a new Word document
2. Go to the 'Edit Posts' screen of your blog
3. Click 'view' beside a blog entry. Your entry, pictures and comments should be displayed.
4. Highlight entry, pics and comments.
5. Right click and 'copy'
6. Go back to Word document
7. Right click and Paste entry
8. Repeat again...and again.....and again!
9. Save document and burn to CD
I realize this is a long, slow task but hopefully if we eat away at it little bits at a time we'll get it done.
Does anyone have any better ideas or suggestions for preserving our blogs? All ideas welcome!