Some time ago, I had a conversation with a few people in #blogchat about what happens to your blog if something happens to you.
What should your family do with your blog and content when you die? Especially if they haven’t a clue how to write or use WordPress, Here’s a few of my thoughts:
Have your family or friends carry on. Blogs that aren’t really personal, such as ones that discuss a skill or something to learn about, can have a successor named to continue on your blog. You can pre-plan this yourself or have your surviving family do it for you, but be sure the new blogger is as competent in your area of expertise as you were (or was if you’re family looking for a successor.) You can provide a few tips to your family beforehand on selecting a successor.
Have your content made into an ebook – Since you’re no longer writing on your blog anymore, (and it will likely disappear when hosting ends,) why not have it made into something more accessible, like an eBook. You can arrange in your will to have it all put together article by article, or set aside money to hire a writer to put it all together for you. Either way, it may generate one last hurrah to your name.
Make your content public domain - If you know that your content won’t generate any money or any value, you can make it public domain. It’s like Creative Commons only much more open. This essentially means you grant anyone permission to copy and edit your work, without even possibly giving you credit. Still, it’s a great chance for your work to live on in others.
What other things can you think of? How do you want YOUR content to be remembered?