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7 Things to do Before You MOVE Your Website to Your New Blog Home-Part 7

Are you ready to move your to your new blog home? Did you read the other 6 posts prior to this? Has any of it made sense? If yes you are ready for the last few things I am going to share in this series.

PACK YOUR BOXES AND CLEAN UP WHERE YOU ARE LEAVING

Two years ago we moved my mom from her home of 57 years to a senior apartment complex. It took a lot of vacation days and solid planning to do this task. Because I am not the most savvy packer I hired two people to work with me. We packed and labeled the boxes.

We also cleaned the apartment completely and was ready for the moving. This is silmilar to what you  need to do BEFORE you move your static site to your new blog home. You need to pack your files,label them correctly and clean up any left over hosting fees etc.

Now, if you DO NOT KNOW how to back up your files GET HELP! Hopefully you have your files in a folder on your hard drive which should be a MIRROR  of what is on your host server. If you have labeled your files right it is going to be a lot easier to bring them to your new blog home.

For example, I had all my images , articles, and products, etc in separate folders inside a folder called rosiehorner.com on my hard drive. But I had someone help me insure that all the files matched what was on my server. We made not one, but two cd disks of the files. It is from these disks that I am systematically bringing files over to my new blog home.

Am I ready for prime time? Not quite. But because I have old traffic from articles I have written, clients visiting etc there is still a lot of traffic going to my site. Yet, I have not promoted it yet. So, I guess you know what my next series will be don’t you?

Stuff to do before your site is ready f or Prime Time!

I really hope this series was helpful for you. If you need some basic help with file management and other tips useful for your static website or blogs in an easy to understand formati. A friend and coach is doing a FREE WEBINAR on Tuesday, June 15, 2010. Tell her I sent you . I have taken some of her classes and it was just the right thing for this baby boomer!

3 comments to 7 Things to do Before You MOVE Your Website to Your New Blog Home-Part 7

  • So glad I found this information and to glad to share it. I would not have found it if it was not for the blog challenge. This has given me the chance to find great sites with wonderful and useful information.

    Thanks for posting this for everyone to benefit from.

    All the best,
    Kevin

  • A friend and I were just talking about this last night. Backing up files. I’m not one for doing the backend stuff so I concur with you when you say, get someone to help.

    I also like the idea that you created two backup CDs opposed to one ~ never, ever thought of that! Thanks!

  • Thanks so much for stopping by and taking the time to comment! Yes, those back up files have been really helpful. Just think all your images, pdf’s etc are in sep. folders ready to place on your new blog

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