I once started out to write a full-length autobiography, but never got much beyond my high school days. My hope is that these collected blog postings labeled “Memoirs” will be a record for my grandchildren
My daughter once said that with my two blogs, at least she’d have something to remember me by. True, but only if she did what is necessary to keep my blogs online.
Ronni Bennett at Time Goes By also expressed the need for a last post, after one’s death that should be published by your descendants or friends.
But that means that your children or friends should know how to do it and it is not always the case. Either they are not computer savvy or they might not even see the point.
I also remember that when Michelle at MandarinDesign died, after a while, her blog went off line and to me it was quite a precious blog, for all sorts of reasons. It was then, that I discovered the WaybackMachine, which remembers in fact all the different stages of a blog. So when Meg’s blog came back on line, I saved every page of it onto my computer and burnt it on a cdrom.
Last week I did the same with my blog, using Firefox. I am not sure whether you can do the same with Internet Explorer, as I have a macintosh.
Each page of my blog normally contains 5 posts, but to avoid useless work, I set the preferences to each page containing 50 posts.
I went to my blog’s first page and on the file menu, used “save page” as “web page, complete”, and when that was done (really fast), I went to the next page and did the same, until I had saved the 10 pages of my blog (that was around the time when I celebrated post number 500)
Finally, I burnt a cdrom with the contents and gave it to my daughter.