I’ve been very busy lately so pardon the lack of posts. Unlike many of the other blogs out there, I’m not a big fan of end-of-year lists. They take a lot of work, and unfortunately, I don’t have monitoring system for my blog which produces any great measure of interesting content.

But as the year end approaches, I think it is a double-plus good idea to do a comprehensive backup and archive of all your important files. Hopefully, you’re continually backing up your photos, videos, documents, and other important content, but there are some things you may overlook. Here’s my big ole list of things to backup this weekend!

  • Photos
  • Videos
  • Music
  • Projects (active and completed)
  • Artwork
  • Documents
  • Financial Documents
  • Bookmarks
  • Address Book
  • Calendar Settings
  • Application Installers
  • Software Serial Numbers
  • Adobe Settings and App Preferences
  • System Preferences
  • Icons
  • Email and Email settings
  • Databases of stored passwords, etc.

And just for fun, here’s a video to get you in the mood of the New Year.

download .mp4 / watch on YouTube

So when someone asks you “what are you doing New Year’s Eve?”, the answer should be “backing up my computer.”