Today I am posting to urge you to protect your digi stuff. It is really easy. And also to give you a few new freebies (at the end)!
I was thinking the other day, it would be horror to lose all your digital media on your computer! I can imagine how disheartening that would be. Probably a few thousand tears would come pouring out before I'd regain my sanity. I really do understand!
I might be the only one out on a limb, but I personally don't think digital media is much different than other products bought in stores. Just my humble little opinion. A file saved on a computer is as real to me as a set of craft dies or all my cardstock and ribbon. I personally would consider it my loss if I didn't take the opportunity to keep my digital files safe. I equate it to buying a Dell computer, and not purchasing their warranty. I just can't expect them to replace it if it gets stolen or dropped with no warranty.
Suggestions on HOW TO MINIMIZE or even potentially ELIMINATE your risk for digi loss
I highly suggest doing either one or both of the following:
1. The most affordable option is to purchase a flash drive or other separate backup drive, and copy all your digital media to it. Make sure this particular drive is updated at least MONTHLY with your newest purchases. Keep the drive in a safe place and do not constantly leave it connected to your computer (If you get a virus and crash, anything plugged into your computer could potentially get affected as well). You may need to buy several flash drives if you really have a lot of digital media.
AND/OR2. Purchase a digital file backup recovery contract with your computer's manufacturer or the store where you bought your computer, or somewhere out there in www land. There's either a yearly fee or monthly fee, depending on the provider and options you select. Usually you can set the program up to automatically backup your files at regular intervals to a "safe" and "recoverable" place in www land. If you never have a problem, it will seem like wasted money, but if you ever DO have a problem.... I would think it would be well worth it.
Just some friendly advice to spend a few bucks to get some flash drives to back up your files. It will save you so many heartaches and headaches if your computer meets a disaster.
And now for a little gift for you!
BONUS FREEBIES!JUST BECAUSE I LOVE Y'ALL, I've decided to let everyone come download these 3 NEW versatile sentiment sets FREE for a LIMITED TIME! MAY 15-19, 2013 ONLY!
4 Team members created some cards with some of these sentiments,