If so, you have probably exported your Delicious bookmarks to another service. If you haven’t done so yet there are plenty of options available:
- The Ultimate Guide To Moving Your Delicious Bookmarks
- How To Export Delicious Bookmarks to HTML or XML
But once you have moved your bookmarks, is it really necessary to abandon Delicious entirely? If you’ve put a lot of effort into Delicious in terms of bookmarks, following people and expanding your Delicious network then it might make sense to still update your Delicious account!
It’s always a good idea to have a backup of your data. But backups are notoriously neglected by even the most tech savvy users. The reason: it’s a pain. That is until you lose your data and you wish you had it to do all over again.
Here are two easy ways to keep your Delicious account alive and in the meantime you’ll have a backup of your bookmarks. In addition, once setup there will be no extra effort on your part! And the setup is super easy!
Method 1: Use Packrati.us to automatically bookmark your tweets to Delicious
If you’re not familiar with Packrati.us there are plenty of posts to introduce you to this service. Basically, it will bookmark your Tweets into your Delicious account.
For more information on Packrati.us take a look at these two posts:
- Automatically Save Tweeted Links with Packrati.us [Automation]
- Packrati.us: A Dead Simple Way To Make Delicious Bookmark The Links You Tweet
Take some time to check out Packrati.us to automatically bookmark your Tweets!
Method 2: Use Diigo to Automatically Save to Delicious
If you’ve decided to make Diigo your primary bookmarking service, they have provided a great way to keep your Delicious account updated. After exporting your Delicious bookmarks and importing them into Diigo, you now have TWO copies of all your bookmarks.
All you have to do is click on Tools on the Diigo site, then click on Save to Delicious. From that point on, anything you bookmark in Diigo will also be bookmarked in Delicious.
If you really want to be effective, you could have Packrati.us save your tweets to Diigo instead of Delicious. Once that happens, Diigo will save that bookmark to Delicious. In that case, anything you tweet is bookmarked in two locatiions without doing anything more than sending a tweet!
I’ve relied on Delicious a long time and really would like to see it succeed in whatever form it ends up taking. That said, I feel I need to keep using it but at the same time realize it might go away. So, I’m covering myself for all eventualities. If it succeeds, my Delicious account will have all the bookmarks updated and if it doesn’t, Diigo will have all the bookmarks. That’s what I call the best of all worlds!