Round-Up: Mayborn and Awesome New Service

I’m off to the Mayborn Literary Non-Fiction Conference tomorrow.  I wasn’t going to link it, because its sold out, but you never know someone might drop out.  The good news is that I’ve finally learned how to spell the name.  There’s no "e" on the end of it, duh.

I’m taking my trusty laptop and I’ll have wireless access at the hotel, so I will report on sessions and what Joyce Carol Oates has to say at the keynote session.  At least that’s the plan.  I won’t be held responsible if those damn literary non-fiction writers shanghai me and force me into the bar and pour margaritas down my throat, when all I really want to do is sit demurely in my hotel room and write. 

Ahem.

In other news, I’ve found a really cool new site/service/whatever.  It is a blog back-up service.  As many of you are aware, Typepad had a wee problem yesterday when they had a power outage at their data center.  We didn’t lose any posts or info, but it has always worried me that something more drastic might happen, erasing our blogs and leaving me SOL, because I never save copies of what I write.

Enter the wonderful folks at BlogBackupOnline.  They back up your entire blog for you and then do daily back-ups to catch new content.  Mine is being backed up even as I write this.  And, best of all, the service is free while it is still in beta.  And if yahoo mail is any indication, things tend to be in beta for very long periods of time.  So check it out.

See you in Dallas!  Or at least I’ll be writing to your from Dallas!

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