Good news on the blog backup front especially if your blog resides on the Blogger platform. Back in September, I posted about backing up your Blogger template (especially if you've configured lots of widgets) and if you wanted to backup your blog posts, your only alternative was to create a parallel, non-advertised blog over on WordPress by using their import from Blogger feature.
Well now it seems that Blogger has finally gotten on the page and realized the possibility of losing users to WordPress as they backed up their blog and examined all the neat features at WordPress. (Full disclosure: I have blogs on both WordPress and Blogger and while I think that WordPress is far superior and more in line with the "zen of blogging" I stick with Blogger due to its popularity)
To backup your Blogger blog, on the Settings tab, locate the Blog Tools section at the top.
Click Export Your Blog and the blog will be exported in xml format to a location you specify. It is just that easy.
I will be posting a reminder about backing up your blog template and your blog posts as part of the next Data Backup Day.