This Blog Old Is New Again

I’m back! Well, sorta.
You probably didn’t notice since it’s been more than a year since I posted to my personal blog, but the blog itself disappeared recently when International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) discontinued their member benefit eXchange site that provided hosting for my blog.

computer keyboard keys re-purposed as art
I missed any forewarning that came out about that, so went into a bit of a panic that I’d suddenly lost seven-to-eight years worth of content. It may not all be stellar content, but I’d been down this road before when a group blog I contributed to called This Mommy Gig disappeared. There were several posts there that I wish I had archived, but didn’t. And despite that learning experience, I’d still been lax about creating a backup of my own blog.
Luckily, when I reached out to the team at IABC headquarters, they were willing to help me out. After a bit of back and forth, we found that an XML file could still be pulled out of the old site, which I was then able to import into a new WordPress blog here. WHEW!
So, I’m still trying to figure out if there’s any hope of getting all the images, but at least the text is saved. I won’t guarantee more fresh posts will come with any frequency, but I am going to try harder.
And if you have any tips to share about what it would take to migrate the images (preferably quickly and easily as I don’t have a lot of spare time), or if you’ve got tips for how I should start backing up the site in case (heaven forbid) WordPress ceased to exist one day, DO SHARE!