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Writing Site Closures and Saving Work

I cannot blame any of the writing sites that have closed down or stopped paying for the way my laptop malfunctioned, however I always figured that if a site went down I would get anything I wrote from my laptop. I also thought that if the laptop broke, then I could get the things I have written from the sites I wrote on.

Bubblews disappeared and Wikinut stopped paying and the laptop had a breakdown all in a short space of time.

Much of what I saved is gone. There were plenty of posts on Bubblews that I would not want to bother with, but I have searched without success for cached views of poems and stories.

It wiĺl take me forever to copy and delete from Wikinut. Then I will delete my account.

Some things were saved to Dropbox, but at some time my Dropbox got too full.

Someone will ask about back ups on my laptop and I did make them but the laptop malfunction wiped everything.

I have not felt like writing much lately.

PLEASE everyone. Get a memory stick and put all your writing on it now. As long as you do not use that it is the only way.

I am picking up now and having to search for and find things however I can did bring up some articles I had forgotten about, but never again will I write without saving it to something external. I


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cheri wrote on December 21, 2015, 3:30 AM

I have deleted my account in Wikinut right after I saved those articles I wrote there.

MegL wrote on December 21, 2015, 3:48 AM

I have a dropbox account that I pay for and a link to it on both my laptop and computer. If you have more than one email address, you can have more than one dropbox account. emoticon :grin:

Dawnwriter wrote on December 21, 2015, 3:49 AM

this is very good advice. I seldom bothered to save my work and now I am mourning their loss too.

CalmGemini wrote on December 21, 2015, 3:56 AM

I do not save my articles here.But it is a sound advice to save what ever articles we write.

morilla wrote on December 21, 2015, 4:35 AM

This was something I learned over ten years ago. In those days, it had to do with entry boxes not saving entered content and not posting. You can't blame the sites for not keeping track of your work. So, it is your responsibility to do so the best way you can.

carolamfg wrote on December 21, 2015, 9:31 AM

I always create my articles in word and save them on my computer as a backup. I have had two sites go inactive on me, but I was able to rewrite many of them for other sites.

wolfgirl569 wrote on December 21, 2015, 9:35 AM

I dont worry too much about mine, but I dont write poems or anything like that. Hope you can find more of them

DWDavisRSL wrote on December 21, 2015, 5:05 PM

Ever since I first started using computers in college, for work, and at home, my mantra has been, "Save, Backup, Save." I've not always operated by this mantra but I do try. The key is to backup to a drive off the machine.

WordChazer wrote on December 21, 2015, 8:09 PM

Ouch! All of my work that I have managed or wanted to save is in the cloud. If it is not in the cloud it is not important to me in the grand scheme of things.

grandma20121 wrote on December 22, 2015, 12:20 AM

yeah I think alot us at Persona Paper lost out some sort of writing when Bubblews just left without warning

Paulie wrote on December 22, 2015, 1:57 AM

Yes. saving your work externally is the best way to go.

HappyLady wrote on December 22, 2015, 2:39 AM

Yes, but that is the point. I had backed things up...

bestwriter wrote on January 20, 2016, 6:43 PM

You could look at the brighter side in that you can create new writings giving you an opportunity to sharpen your brain. (lol)