I encountered a problem when I was publishing my garden photos to Blogger. I received a message saying that I had exceeded photo upload quota.
The result was that I could no longer post photos. At first I thought I could just delete some and post others on my first garden post, being more selective. But no, I deleted but still exceeded.
I thought it meant I just had too many photos on one post. That made sense. So I just posted what I had uploaded.
But then the next day I couldn't post any at all, so I went to Help
to investigate. Sure enough, Picasa has a limit for blog photo storage and I had reached it. Now what to do? I researched further and found others with the same problem. The answer was to delete albums from Picasa storage to make room. Or there was something about buying more storage.
I contemplated the options, and thought, well if I've already published the photos, they should stay on my blog even if I delete the storage. So I deleted 500 photos.
Surprise! I then checked back in my archive and found, sure enough, the old posts no longer had photos. Just an empty frame and a box with an X.
So then I had to do some deep thinking. Was I planning on having my blog be a sort of permanent record? Or was I OK with just posting year by year and letting the old postings go? Was I more interested in the present or the past?
I still haven't quite reconciled it. I do have all the the photos stored on my hard drive or on cds. I could go back and restore the photos, but it would be a lot of work. I could buy more storage, maybe. There was something about different kinds of accounts, and if I only had an application account, which I think is the case, I couldn't buy more storage.
I could just stop posting photos. Naw, that's not an option.
What do you think?
I just checked into buying storage and can get all I need for $5.00 per year. So next time I exceed, I guess I'll do that?????