According to the LOC link, personal archiving of any born-digital material consists of these main steps:
- Identify (all the places you have photos/audio/emails/websites etc)
- Decide (what you need to preserve. It may not need to be everything)
- Export (save objects in an appropriate file format)
- Organise (descriptive file names, tags for people and subjects, create a directory/folder. Write a description of the directory)
- Make copies (save in more than one location, including seperate media e.g. CD or DVD, external hard drive, USB, cloud storage)
- Manage (check once a year to make sure you can still read the file. Create new copies every 5 years)
Websites and emails are a interesting materials me. It’s easy to assume you’ll be able to access these things later, which may not be the case. I love what the Internet Archive doing with the wayback machine. Websites move and change very, very easily. Web archiving is a really interesting area.