I’ve written before on here about why I think it’s important to back up your work. You publish a great piece to Medium today, but who knows if it will be there tomorrow?
The truth of the matter is that you don’t know for sure. Which is why you should back up your best stories (or all of your stories, if you want) on your computer, and also feature that story elsewhere.
My best blog pieces I save on my laptop, and also publish in a blog section on my website. Again, I have followers there who might not follow me here on Medium, so I look at the personal website as just another place for more readers to find me and my work…
It took me awhile, but I finally mastered my blog section on the website to make it easy to use and give it a clean, professional look. I love the way my entire site appears now, but I especially love the blog section.
Don’t only have your work on Medium. Put it on your website. Save it on your hard-drive. Back it up wherever you can.
Doing so will serve you well in the long run!
Brian Rowe is an author, teacher, book devotee, and film fanatic. He received his MFA in Creative Writing and MA in English from the University of Nevada, Reno, and his BA in Film Production from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles. He writes young adult and middle grade suspense novels, and is represented by Kortney Price of the Corvisiero Agency. You can read more of his work at his website, brianrowebooks.com.