Now we have reached the fifth and final part of The Fall and Rise of a Weblog series, namely what was learned from its Prologue, The Situation, The Result, and What was Lost from my experience with Bluefur.com. Here is what everyone who reads this post can do for me:
- Stop what you are doing right now and backup your entire weblog. All of it. It will only take a few minutes.
- Look in your Terms of Service under Blog Backups with your current web host and familiar yourself with its contents.
- Choose a website host that can handle your site’s eventual growth without penalties and/or account suspensions. Do due diligence and choose the right website host.
Film-Book dot Com was an experiment for me into the film world. I used and continue to use it as a means to post film reviews onto the web, make industry connections, get my feet wet, etc. It has been a very rewarding experience. I learned a lot about SEO and implementing it, far more than I would have by just reading about it. Beginning on November 30, 2008, I learned another lesson, one that was both nauseating and unimaginable. At its conclusion, an integral part of my website was gutted, torn out, its gapping, cold sore-like wound left open in 404 posts for all the world, unique visitors, and Google Image Searches to see. Do not let this happen to you. Be prudent. Be safe. Beware.