Web site backups may be boring, but they’re essential to good web hygiene. Here’s the official WordPress guide to backing up your blog (and yes, you MUST back up both the site and its associated database).
Another great service from Google: here are a couple of methods for finding incoming links to your site.
Here’s a link to Google’s Official Blog; keep yourself up to date on Google’s latest innovations: Google’s Official Blog.
Words of Wisdom!
“Stress primarily comes from not taking action over something that you can have some control over. So, if I find that some particular thing is causing me to have stress, that’s a warning flag for me. What it means is there’s something that I haven’t completely identified perhaps in my conscious mind that is bothering me, and I haven’t yet taken any action on it.
I find as soon as I identify it, and make the first phone call, or send off the first e-mail message, or whatever it is that we’re going to do to start to address that situation — even if it’s not solved — the mere fact that we’re addressing it dramatically reduces any stress that might come from it. So, stress comes from ignoring things that you shouldn’t be ignoring, I think, in large part.”
—Jeff Bezos, Amazon.com Founder
Read the full interview here
Sadly for our fellow writers trying to eke out a living in the quickly imploding newspaper market in America, 14,330 jobs have been lost so far in 2009[as of 11/11/09].
Paper Cuts tracks this data and gives a state-by-state, paper-by-paper analysis of this seismic shift. SADLY, the link to this helpful map has DISAPPEARED. But the numbers of lost jobs still haunt me…