maintenance : backup
First time I performed a backup of this blog. Using these instructions
I tested the steps on another blog and then on this one. Pretty straight forward and the whole process, backup & restore, only takes a couple of minutes.
Ideally, step #3 where one changes the Blogger template could state explicitly that one clicks the button:
[Save Template Changes]
before moving on to the Settings section to make the Formatting and Archiving changes outlined in Steps 5, 6, 7, 8. The same holds true for each of these steps where one saves changes before moving from one tab to another, i.e. Settings | Formatting to Settings | Archiving tabs.
For a first timer, there's a little anxiety that things can get lost or unrecoverable. But the instructions are well written and work like a charm.