The Importance of Regular Saves

By Adam  |  13 Aug 2015 12:00:00

There I was working hard on a post about Facebook security. It was a post I was pretty pleased with and then, as I was happily typing away and getting close to the end of it, the screen went black. It seemed strange and I thought it might just be the monitor acting up for a second and that I'd have my post back in a moment. That never happened. Instead the Windows logo appeared on the screen and I was informed that it was performing an update. It took twenty minutes before I could actually use my computer again and, when I did, the article was, as I feared, lost. So not only did I lose the twenty minutes or so that it took the computer to get started again, but also the half an hour or so I'd spent writing the original piece (don't worry, I'll rewrite that eventually).


I like to think I am quite safe with my documents on computers, but this experience only goes to show that you can never be too prepared! Sure, I might back things up on Dropbox and save them in more than one place, but that doesn't protect me from sudden shut downs like today! It's just not always something I would think of, since random shut downs are so rare. But now look at me; the fool who was sorry rather than safe! So, to take a positive from it, perhaps you can all learn from my mistakes. If you're working on some content marketing or on anything else at all related to your business, make sure you save regularly. I was lucky, in a way, because that post wasn't something that was hugely important, but I would hate it if any of you were to lose some documents of actual importance just because you do not save often enough or because you don't back up your work.


In the end, these kinds of problems can never be avoided 100% of the time, but I mention this in the hopes of helping you all to cut down on such losses! As the old saying goes, "It's always better to be safe than sorry," so try to remember that when it comes to ensuring the safety of your files and documents.

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