Does Your Blog Use Protection? What will you do if the bad guys decide to take your blog down? What will you do if some other technical mishap causes your blog to crash or otherwise be unavailable for use?
It is something that I have thought about quite a bit and not because I use this blog for business. The reality is that while I can say that I have made money through blogging and that this blog has led to multiple business opportunities it is not my primary source of income.
Truth is that if you look at the amount ofÂ time I spend here versus what I have earned my hourly rate would make indentured servants look wealthy. It is not a secret to say that I hope to change that. It is not a secret to say that I hope that one day this will be my primary source of income or if not that, a significant part of it.
However that is not the case now and I am ok with that. I am good with it because I love writing and I love blogging. My daughter has a passion for fashion. Me, well I have a passion for blogging.
But that is also part of the reason why I have taken steps to protect my blog. I have invested too much time here to just hope that nothing happens.
Here Is What I Have Done
I signed up for Vaultpress and for Sucuri Security. As an FYI the link to Sucuri Security is an affiliate link, Vaultpress is not but if they offered a program I would have participated. Got to pay for both programs and there is no harm in trying to find ways to help cover costs.
Yep, I am using paid services to protect my blog. So let me give you some information about both of them so you know what I am doing.
Vaultpress Basic Plan
“VaultPress provides realtime, continuous backup and synchronization of every post, comment, media file, revision and dashÂboard setting across at least two separate cloud services in addition to the Automattic grid, ensuring no loss ofÂ content.
How? Using WordPress hooks to receive alerts when information changes on your site, VaultPress immediately syncs all of your changes with ourÂ servers. The net result? 11 copies of your data, backed up continuously and inÂ realtime.”
It took about 20 minutes to sign up and set up both systems. I am not naive enough to believe that my blog is now invulnerable because let’s face it even Superman had to worry about Kryptonite. If I have to continue with my inner geekiness I’d say that it is now a lot more like Wolverine.
Not bullet proof but pretty tough to kill and endowed with a very healthy constitution and the ability to heal quickly.
Most importantly I don’t feel like I am running naked down the street any more. There is no guarantee that you will be hacked or that you will have significant problems. In eight years of blogging I had relatively few but I am a big believer in having good insurance coverage and I am glad that I am not taking any chances any longer.
If you aren’t covered now and are interested in getting help I’d love it if you would use my affiliate link to do so.
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Be well my friends. It is well past midnight and this old man needs to get some sleep. Good night from Los Angeles.