Just a reminder that before the end of this month (March 2011), you will need to migrate or download a copy of your Windows Live Spaces blog.
For me, I had already moved my data to SquareSpace a few years back. But I haven't moved my really old pictures - those were still hosted in Windows Live. Head to spaces.live.com/Migration/Download.aspx you can choose to download a zip copy of your Windows Live Spaces blog. This includes all comments, blogs and pictures.
After Windows Live Spaces goes down, I'll need to check whether my pictures are broken and repair them accordingly. Windows Live Writer will let me re-stitch new pictures.