Occaisionally I'll start a blog post that never gets finished, but is saved as a "draft" by blogger.
Yesterday I deleted a number of them going back over the last eighteen months. Today I noticed my post count on the dashboard had gone from 662 to 650. That got me thinking about backing up my blog.
To do that you simply set your browser to display every post in your blog by setting n equal to the total number of posts, then saving that web page as either HTML complete or .XML for storage.
Of course draft posts do not show up on the blog, so my Dashboard was lieing to me about the number of published posts....