So websites have come a long way over the past couple years. Everywhere you go there's some kind of social network tied to something as traditional as picture taking or careers. Blogs are as common as cars.
In this day of posting and posting to hosted services, it's become more and more clear that everyone should back up their posts as they prepare it. Not only that, but people should make sure they have their content safely stored because sure enough with these new services come some pretty fatal glitches.
There can be nothing more frustrating than putting a long blog post together or gathering links for a post on another site and lose it all.
So the lesson out of this, copy, paste, and rest easy that you won't lose your stuff!