Monday, October 14

GIVEAWAY + Ways to Save Your Documents / Vlog


NOTE: I had to add word verification because of a persistent spammer. Sorry! It'll only be  up a few days.


Thanks for you interest in my vlog post about ways to save your work!

This is a PowerPoint presentation that I did for a local writer's meeting. I decided to share it after seeing several writers on Facebook complaining about losing their hard drive and how their ONE saving technique failed them. It's important to have a few saving techniques to protect your work.

I hope you find the information in it useful.

Enjoy!


Ways to Save Your Work

Length: 10:19




BREAST CANCER AWARENESS GIVEAWAY:






Feel free to comment on my blog and/or on the videos on YouTube. To go to each video's YouTube page, click on the title located on the video.

QUESTION: How do you save your documents?


Thanks for watching/listening!

30 comments:

  1. I save mine onto my flash drive, a little tiger I call Roger. I also have original-originals of some of my book files on old-fashioned disks, which may sometimes be necessary to reference. Other files are on my older computer as well as the new one and the flash drive. Eventually I want an external hard drive, esp. since my main computer doesn't have any hard drive and thus has limited space to save things.

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    1. My flash drives are all plain and black. I want a cute one like yours!

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  2. I use dropbox and I have a flash drive and my hubby has a server or something where I can save stuff to, but I usually don't remember how to do that. I think it's not that difficult, I just haven't done it enough to have it be memory.

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  3. Good reminder to have a second backup. Most of my stuff is on an external hard drive, but I do have a Dropbox and Cloud account.

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    1. I'd like to get an external hard drive one day.

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  4. Thanks for the tips, Chrys! I use a flash drive for all of my manuscripts in addition to saving them on my computer hard drive (obviously). So far, so good. Touch wood. Thanks for the reminder about breast cancer awareness month. I'm due for my mammo :) :P Hate it but must be done.

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  5. It doesn't get any more important than backing up work. Thanks for these great reminders, Chrys!

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  6. Good advice! Scrivener backs up automatically, but I also save to an external hard drive. I should do it more often - right now I save about once a month

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    1. I've never used Scrivener, so that's a nice bit of info. Thanks!

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  7. I use an external hard drive, too. Those things can be real life savers. (Or at least manuscript savers!)

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  8. I'm one of the few that really, really like vlog transcripts. :-)

    Anna from elements of emaginette

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  9. You are always so good about sharing your knowledge and ideas. Much appreciated.

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  10. I back up to a pair of USB drives - do a few backups to one, then put it in a drawer at work (so it's out of the house) and use the other for a few backups. So even if one gets lost I'll have something fairly recent. I also back up to iCloud from time to time to have another off-site alternative.

    BTW - I had a nuisance spammer too last week. Posted the same comment over and over to different posts. I don't allow anonymous comments anyway, but this one had a Blogger account. I changed my comment settings to only allow comments from followers, then when he tried to follow I blocked him. I guess that only works for blogs on Blogspot though.

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    1. Thanks the the tip! My blog is on Blogspot (I just paid for a domain name). I do know that the only way you can block someone is if they follow your blog, which is very inconvenient.

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  11. My stuff is in Dropbox. I had a scare a couple of years ago. I thought I lost my stuff but I was able to retrieve it. It was enough for me to put everything on there, not just my writing.

    Elsie

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    1. A scare like that can really set us straight.

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  12. I use notepad to save my work, plain and simple interface. Its handy to transfer.

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    1. But what if something happens to your document and you lose all of your Notepad documents? You need a backup. Better be safe than sorry. Flash drives are very affordable. And DropBox is free.

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  13. Dropbox. I'll check that out. What a great safe way to save my work. Thanks for the tips. All best to you, Chrys.

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  14. I use both the cloud and extra flash drives to save stuff.

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