Save Your Work As You Go
The other day I was working hard on a blog post. I'd been writing for a good half an hour and the post was almost done; I was actually pretty pleased with how it was shaping up. I was just getting towards the end of the post when the screen went black. I thought it was strange, but I assumed it was just a minor error with the monitor; a few moments later the screen came back on and informed me that the computer was shutting down in order to perform an update. Uh oh. Though I hoped that there was a chance of retrieving my blog post, I realised that the chances were slim and when the computer was able to be used again, it was indeed gone.
Why am I telling you this story? Well, I hope that you will be able to learn from my own mistakes. Really, I should have been regularly saving my work, maybe even as regularly as after every paragraph! Alas I did not and quite a bit of time was wasted. But really I was lucky; a blog post is not really that important in the grand scheme of things and while it was annoying to have that time wasted, it wasn't like I'd put hours into it. Now imagine you'd been spending hours working on a spreadsheet to plan out your finances for the next business year and then the computer shut down for an unexpected update!
So just keep saving as you go. I was quite frustrated when I lost my blog post, and I don't want any of you to have to suffer that same frustration and I especially don't want you to suffer an even greater frustration! So as well as saving as you go, maybe save your files onto Dropbox too, so that each time you click save, you're not just saving it to your computer but to the cloud as well. This means that if your computer suddenly 'dies' then the files won't be lost with it. So keep that in mind as you work on your eCommerce website and if you don't even have an eCommerce website yet, why not sign up for Sellr now? It is completely free to do so!
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