One Simple Thing...

It's like flossing our teeth... We all know we should do it, but only a handful of us diligently do it.

I'm talking about backing up your computer - specifically your photos & videos. Schedule it in to your busy life, write it on the calendar and do it! Once a year, every six or three months, burn all those images to a disc and put it somewhere safe! I have seven years worth of snapshots on my computer. Have I backed up? Mostly - except for the last year or two, so this is a wake-up call to myself as well. Make a copy (or two or three) of all your memories and then put it somewhere safe, such as IN a safe, a safe deposit box at the bank, or in a safe place at a family member or friend's house.

Just recently, a client's house caught fire. The family members are unharmed, but they lost a lot of their belongings, including their computer. You never know when something like a housefire or a virus or your computer just plain crashing could happen. Be prepared! Back up your memories!!!

Chris  – (April 23, 2010 at 3:03 PM)  

I use CrashPlan for our home computers. What is cool about this is
1) It is free for personal use
2) You can get a friend to run it on their home computer, and use each other's computers as back-ups..over the internet! OR just back-up across your home network. This won't help in case of a fire, but it will protect against a hardware crash. OR They also have a pro service that, for a fee, you can backup to their servers.
4) It is very customizable, backup all or only what you want!

Chris  – (April 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM)  

Ha-ha, I said 1) 2) 4)...

"Wow Chris, you sound credible"

Allyson  – (April 23, 2010 at 7:03 PM)  

Thanks for the reminder. I always back up my photos and documents, but they aren't in a safe place. I am going to put my external hard drive in our fire proof safe right now!

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