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Welcome to Dawn's Work at Home Blog.

Hello and welcome to my blog! I have been online for over 10 years now. During these years I have seen a lot of scams that have taken a lot of money from many people. I started this blog back in 2007 to help prevent people from falling for these scams. A lot of good people lose a lot of money with the promises of instant riches. I want you to know that unless you win the lottery or something similar, there is no such thing as instant riches. You have to work for it but you can find success online when you work to achieve it. It will never be instant so please never believe in such claims.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Always Keep Your Data Backed Up

I am not exactly the best one to talk about this probably as I am not one that often followed this rule.  But I did have a situation occur that made me realize how important it really is and that yes something can happen to me too.  Not that I believed nothing would happen to me or my computer, I just didn't think like it would if that makes sense.  When you work at home, you use your computer for a lot if not everything.  It is important to be able to access all of the important stuff about your business or whatever job you work at home doing.

This isn't a major catastrophe for me since most of my stored info on my computer was mostly pictures that I have on other devices such as cameras and cell phones, but it is a bit of a headache still.  I have stuff on one of my laptops that I cannot get now and tho not as important as some people may have, I have files of information I was going to blog about. 

I now know the importance of backing up!! My newer computer completely died on Black Friday.  Yup just shut down and no power, no lights, nothing.  I have heard of some great places online to store information, but I am not sure what ones to recommend yet since I have not tried any yet.  I am still working on collecting everything and remembering things that were on my computer.  I should be able to have the data extracted if it is not the hard drive that is damaged. 

I think for now I will make cds every couple weeks when I have important files (and I do not recommend storing personal information on your computer, that I never have on my computer.)  Anything about my work at home adventures or my other blogging adventures will make their way to discs quite often for now.  I would like to find a secure and reliable place to store my files online and not just on my computer (without stock piling discs), but at the moment I am not sure who to recommend.

I just wanted to share this experience with all of you, it can be devastating to anybody and if you work at home it can be very devastating.  Just losing a computer is bad enough, but information you were going to use makes it that much harder.