Wednesday, December 05, 2012

Trimming the Fat

So, Blogger told me today that I had reached the limit on the amount of pictures that they will store for me for my blog. Sad.

So, I went to my Picassa albums and deleted what I could part with. Then, I went to my old posts from my single days and I delete a whole lot of posts that were of people that I could do without.

Because I deleted whole posts (because they were just a post with a picture in it), my total number of posts went down drastically. I used to have over 1000 posts, but now I'm down to like 977.

I am taking this as a challenge! It just means that I need to post more significant posts and get my number back up to 1000 and then I can celebrate as if it is happening for the first time ever.

But, I know that despite my trimming of old photos, I will eventually hit my 2GB that I am allowed on my blog and I will probably cave and pay the $2.50 a month to get more GB of storage.

My blog is kinda my journal and my scrapbook all rolled into one and I don't want to give it up and I don't want to stop posting pics and I especially don't want to learn HTML and figure how to make my own blog on my own website. Curse you blogger for luring my in these last... 8 years and making it so easy for me to blog! Now I can never leave you... NEVER!


Jasmine said...

HTML code for posting pictures is SOOOOO easy! Here's a step-by-step. (I use Flickr now. I used to use Photobucket, but they recently made some changes that didn't allow me to control the size of the image I was posting, so I switched. I don't use Picasa, but I'm sure it'll be a fairly similar process.)

In Blogger, type your post. When you're ready to add pictures, click the "HTML" button at the top left (there are two settings -- "Compose" and "HTML". It defaults to "Compose"). Your text will change appearance. Before you do ANYTHING else, click on the "Options" tab on the right. In the very last section, "Line Breaks", select "Press 'Enter' for line breaks". Then click "Done". You shouldn't have to do this step again, but double check when you type your next post.

Now you're ready to add your pictures. In a separate tab/window, open your photo album in Picasa. Then open the specific picture you want to put in your post (you have to load them in individually). From the website I looked at for using html code from Picasa, it says there should be something that says "Link to this Photo" on the right-hand side of your screen. Click on that, and copy the second line of html code. Place your cursor where you want to insert the picture in your blog post, and paste the html code. (I usually like to leave a blank line break above and below each picture, so there's good separation.)

Now click back to "Compose", and you'll see your picture. You can click on the picture (which will highlight it) and change its justification if you want.

(Here's the link to the webpage I used to get info for using Picasa html code.

I would STRONGLY recommend using either Photobucket or Flickr, though, because their processes are a LOT easier. Let me know if you need any more help.)

Laura said...

What about downloading old posts on a flashdrive and then you can delete the old ones and keep posting?

Marie said...

Thanks for that info Jasmine. I think I will open a Flickr account. There's no way I'm going to give into Google'strick and pay them money.