You probably came to this page expecting to see samples of some of the many print advertisements I have done during my career. Well, that’s what I intended to show you but things don’t always work out as planned.
Instead, you will see a public service announcement advising you to do proper backups. Be sure to periodically take these steps:
- Back up all your data multiple times
- Check the backups to make sure the files are there
I took the first step and had all my files backed up to the cloud and on multiple hard drives. But when I went to my cloud storage to retrieve the files I wanted to show, they were not there.
“No problem,” I thought to myself. “I’ll just get one of my backup drives and copy the files from there.
I’m sure you can imagine my frustration when I learned that all the files on both backup drives were corrupt and could not be retrieved.
So please take my advice and do proper backups, then check the backups. If you do, you will not have to write posts like this explaining why you cannot show samples of your print advertising work.