Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Where did 'Capital Region People Blog' go?

People have been asking what happened to my old Capital Region People blog (AKA Dave Lucas' Archives).

A couple of indivduals had written requesting me to delete certain posts about them, some of those posts contained phtographs they wished to remove from cyberspace. Before you say that is not possible, I know someone who managed to delete every long last trace of herself from the net, and to this day you won't find much of anything about her! I'm still trying to convince her to share with me her "secret formula" for a complete web-wash.
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I didn't want to monkey with the old blog or change its history. I saved it in its entirety using HTTP Tracker, onto a series of CDs. Then I closed the blog out. This accomplished two things: (1) I had a lasting record of my early years of blogging and (2)The people who wanted items deleted were happy. I only wish there had been a way of saving my earliest attempts at blogging on a couple of now-defunct services.

If you value your blog, find a way to save it for yourself. Either as a digital file in the way I did or you can simply print it out. The best method for printing is a month at a time (via blogger, anyway - I'm not well-versed on the other platforms) OR if you blog infrequently, print out one post at a time.

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