Sunday, September 30, 2018

Never delete a Blogger blog.

Avert Regret

Shoe about to step on a banana peel

OK, "never" is an exaggeration. But not a big one.

If you have a blog you don't want any more, a better alternative is often to make it private.

No one will be able to see your private blog but you, and that only when you are logged in to the blogging account.

In other words, you can take your blog offline while keeping it in reserve.

Do this from the Settings page of your dashboard, at Basic > Blog readers.

This avoids many possible flavors of regret.

You might want to revisit the blog someday, or copy some snippet that you wrote to use elsewhere. Or just read it for yourself.

You might want to reuse the web address for the blog. If you delete the blog, the blog url becomes permanently unavailable.

The Blogger Help Forum is dotted with people who regret deleting their blogs for exactly these reasons.

You might want these things tomorrow or next year, even if you don't think you will today.

And if you don't, ever, but you followed this advice anyway, you are no worse off.

Update: Never delete a Google account, either.

1 comment:

  1. I daily regret deleting my blog, it was a decision made in anger but now i feel very sad seeing someone else running that blog :(