Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Stamp Winner, Blogger Blooper, and More . . .

A little mid-week pretty for you today to go along with my ramblings . . .
First, congratulations to Alison for winning the flower stamps from yesterday!  Email me (rinda1961@yahoo.com) with your mailing address, and I will send them off to you.
Second, I made a blogger blooper.  When I was uploading a post the other day, I got an error message that I had exceeded my storage capacity on blogger! I had never heard of this before.  Being too cheap to buy the upgraded service being offered, I went into my google blogger picassa album and deleted some images and my post went through. Unfortunately, now some of my posts are without images! They've been replaced with an ugly black box filled with an exclamation point (you can see it in my sidebar where my "wings" collage used to be). I'm not sure what to do about this. I think I have two problems - one is deciding whether to go back and fill in pictures (probably will not do this). The other is what to do going forward. Have any of you encountered this problem?  And what did you do about it?
Third, a reminder that Sian's Storytelling Sunday is due up this weekend. Looking forward to it, but I need to figure out the story I want to tell . . .
Finally, tomorrow is Operation Speak Out Thursday, sponsored by Abi.  The idea is to stop lurking and comment on every blog you visit. I did this last month and really enjoyed it. I hope you consider joining in!

11 comments:

Amy said...

I have had a problem where my photos can't upload and I think, from memory, it was a while ago, that it was a capacity issue. Anyway, I reverted back to the old blogger interface - I've been on the new one for well over six months - and all was well again. It happened again not long after and I did the same thing and it has not happened since.

Give it a try, it might be as simple as that. If not, hopefully someone with more experience can answer your question.

scrappyjacky said...

I've never had this problem [yet]!!

Mary B said...

I haven't experienced it yet but I am having terrible trouble with Blogger at the moment I don't like the new set up at all, I can't get it to work in HTML and I find it so difficult to get the spacing right in compose.
Shame about your picture on the side bar.

debs14 said...

Have you considered compressing some of your older pictures or starting to compress those you use now? I had a similar problem when I took over publishing the newsletter at work. It's on average a 20 page publisher document with about 4 photos per page. That made for a lot of MB of photos and it became too large to be uploaded to our school webpage and virtual learning environment. So I had to compress the pictures which takes a 3MB capacity down to about 200kb. It made a HUGE difference. If you are interested, but aren't sure how to do it, contact me and I'll pass on instructions.

Cheri said...

I haven't experienced that problem, but Wow! I sure wouldn't want to lose my posts that way!

Sian said...

I haven't had this problem yet, but I think what a lot of people do is upload their photos to flickr and add them to the blog that way

Karen said...

I don't use Blogger, but I do downsize all my photos before I upload them to my blog. It means people can't click on them to make them bigger, but since I already pay a low fee for Typepad, I don't want to have to upgrade either.

Alison said...

What a lovely surprise Rinda..will send you my mailing details! I have started resizing my pics before uploading them...hope you get it sorted out
Alison xx

Beverly said...

This happened to me this week!!! Awhile back I remember getting something about Picaso and blogger and stuff changing but ignored it...maybe shouldn't have done that @@ I didn't want to deal with it so paid for the cheapest plan for now.

Deb @ Paper Turtle said...

Oh that is a drag! I got that message about exceeding the limit and I was gullable and just paid the darn thing. I think it was like $10 or something? Shame that you lost photos though!

Thanks for the reminder about Sian's storytelling - I have really not been paying attention lately. ~sigh~

Carola Bartz said...

I haven't had that problem yet but once read that there is a capacity limit to picasa. I usually downsize all of my photos before I upload them to the blog, and as you know I have a LOT of photos there.