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Maintain Multiple Blogs at Different Hosts August 28, 2006

Posted by electrica in basic blogology, CEO blogs, emergency communications channel.
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After publishing my latest post at Vaspers the Grate web usability/videocasting blog, I attempted to navigate to it. For the first time in my life, I got a DoND (denial of navigational destination) from Google, who hosts the Blogspot server at which Vaspers resides:

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Server Error

The server encountered a temporary error and could not complete your request.Please try again in 30 seconds.

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This is one of my reasons for maintaining blogs at different hosts. If Blogger goes down, is unaccessible, for scheduled maintainence or unexpected technical problems, I have an alternate location on the web.

I have told my Vaspers the Grate blog readers to come over here if there is any access problem at Blogger. Well, here I am again, using this blog as an emergency communication transmission platform.

Let this post be a lesson for you. Maintain multiple blogs, even if you use one as flagship and primary online community hub. Try to update the other, alternate host blog at least once per week so it doesn’t appear to be abandoned.

Be sure to encourage your flagship blog readers to jot down, make note of your alt blog address. If the flagship blog server goes down, obviously, your readers will not be able to click on the alt blog link in your flagship blog sidebar.

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