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Backing Up The Blogger Gadgets

As our blogs become more a part of us, and we connect more to our friends and their blogs, we use more gadgets that connect our blogs to our friends blogs. Things like lists, bloglists, and linklists become larger, and become more important in our blogs.

Responsible practices, as bloggers, include backing up our blogs and their contents. Backing up the comments, the posts, and the template, are all possible, and all are a good idea. Unfortunately, the gadgets such as lists, bloglists, and linklists aren't part of the posts (they aren't blog content), and neither are they part of the template (they aren't blog structure).

So occasionally, we hear the plaintive cry
I just deleted my blog. I had the posts exported to an .xml file, and I back up my template regularly, but what about the blogroll in my sidebar? Oh no!!!
and right now, we have no answer to that. Other than
Start over.
or
Maybe Blogger Support will restore the blog - if you are patient enough.


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