Tumblr is down making self-hosted WordPress blogs look great and reminding everyone to backup now

It has been a sad 48 hours for Tumblr. The microblogging/blogging site has been down with no ETA as to when everything will be back to normal. Tumblr users are starting to panic and get frustrated and sharing their frustration on Twitter. I have a tumblr account as well but I'm glad it's not may main website or I too would be a little upset at this point.

Regardless this is good reminder as I tell clients it's always better to host your own blog using WordPress vs Tumblr or similar sites. Still if you are using a self-hosted WordPress installation you need to back up your blog for those [...]