- My current book (yes, the entire manuscript), all publisher's edits, book cover, media kit, and all correspondence between me and the folks at my publishing house.
- All files related to my other published works, which include a book, hundreds of magazine and newspaper articles, and dozens of insurance texts.
- All my photos (including those of my kids when they were little--I scanned them into the laptop several months ago).
- My e-mail files and contacts.
- My mailing lists.
- All the insurance seminars, courses, and workshops I've written for my education business.
- All the record keeping files for my education business.
Do YOU have a backup of your important files? If not, why not? It's incredibly easy to back up your files:
- External hard drives are inexpensive; you can copy important files from your PC or laptop and paste them into an external hard drive.
- You can purchase software specifically designed to automatically backup files you specify, at times you specify.
- You can purchase services from vendors who will allow you to automatically backup your files to their online servers.
- Windows backup and restore article: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/windows-7/features/backup-and-restore.aspx
- PC Magazine article: http://www.pcmag.com/category2/0,2806,4798,00.asp
- Backup Software Directory: http://download.cnet.com/windows/backup-software/
What would I be doing if I hadn't backed up my files? What would YOU be doing if you lost all your files?
(photo by BillyFoto)