My family recently subscribed to a cloud backup service to preserve all our photos, movies, and important files after losing everything on my husband’s laptop to a virus. As a result, I get fun little e-mails and reminders from the cloud service, the most recent of which encouraged me to take part in World Backup Day. I was pretty sure this was a holiday they made up, like when my kids tried to sell me on Junk Food Day, but after some digging around I discovered that this “holiday” is real!
How World Backup Day Got Started
It is a relatively new holiday. It was first celebrated just 2 years ago when a bunch of Reddit users decided to declare March 31 as World Backup Day (source: gigaom.com). We all know backing up our computer files is something we should do more than once a year, but it is nice to get the reminder that we should evaluate how we are backing up and how often. Just like how we all know how to eat right and exercise, but it’s the impending swimsuit season that compels us to do it.
Why Should You Participate In World Backup Day?
I know World Backup Day falls on Easter this year, but perhaps it’s appropriate that our decision to adopt some new habits and re-evaluate our current strategies coincides with a season of renewal and rebirth. And perhaps as you are snapping pictures of your children’s delighted faces as they discover hidden eggs, you will be able to truly enjoy the moment because you know you’ve set up a reliable system of keeping those photos safe for years to come.
In case I haven’t persuaded you to celebrate World Backup Day yet with the image of your children’s glee, perhaps I can convince you by pointing out that it’s a great day to score deals and possibly win free stuff to help you implement a reliable backup system. To cash in one these opportunities, visit www.worldbackupday.com.