Friday, October 22, 2010

An Interesting (albeit annoying) fact about Blogger...

Hey everyone!

{{{I would SO appreciate you scrolling down to see my FFF project for today, but I have something I found interesting enough to share with you all today about Blogger, so I'm posting this on top...thanks SO much and be sure to check out my post below! :)}}}

Last night I had the opportunity to chat w/ my two besties, Mercy and Pam-it was late...we haven't really had a chance to catch up since our Fall Break, trips away, etc...and we were all missing each other PRETTY bad.  So we chatted, and alas it was close to midnight and I had to get my FFF post up on the TGF Blog!

I saved all the pics from our AMAZING DT to a temp folder on my desktop like I always do, (where they are emptied out after my post goes live) and began typing the post.  About 1/2 way through the uploads, I started getting an error message on the TGF Blog saying "Whoops! (which, the whoops made me laugh) You are at 100% capacity of your allowed 1GB storage and have to upgrade for more storage."   Well, Marie would probably take care of this in the morning, I figured...so I began deleting some of the DT's pics (they had multiple pics of one project, so I whittled it down and didn't even include my own project as to conserve room), and ALMOST made it w/ everyone's on there.

Anyway, I sent Marie an email this a/m telling her she needed to upgrade her storage.  She's been blogging a long time and showcases a TON of pics from the Gallery, so that made sense.

Now here I am, at my kitchen table, thinking I'm so efficient and I'm gonna get my post up for tomorrow early, the over- acheiver that I am (haha, NOT!)...and I log into my blog.  I begin typing my post, go to upload my one measly pic, and "WHOOPS!  I am at my 100% storage space, blah blah blah."   Certainly this must be an error-as this could not be a coincidence that Marie and I are out of room at the same time on our blogs.

Well, NOPE.  MARIE's blog, as it turns out, is not out of room.  I AM?   This may not seem like a big deal-but it dawned on me.  Every time I blog from my own blog, but ALSO when I blog to other Co's blogs, the pics that I upload (including the dozens of DT pics, customer gallery pics, etc.) are ALL stored on MY personal Picasa account that is associated w/ my Google account.   It occurred to me that not only do I blog for other teams, but that I also, up until the 2nd half of the 1st Team Anya's term, blogged to Club Anya every day by myself.    So yep, that's a lot of storage.

The Good news?  It's $5 (but to me, $5 is STILL $5 and it's not so much the $ but the fact that it kind of surprised me ;) to upgrade to 20GB of storage for a year.  Now obviously if it took me 2 years+ on multiple blogs to use 1GB, I'll be in pretty good shape...The Bad News?  STILL annoys me that I have to pay for it at all, and that I for one, did not know this or think about it until now.

So, maybe this is no big deal to you, and I definitely don't feel like the Nancy Drew of the Blogosphere or anything (my DH MAY have called me that as I was trying to explain that to him this a/m...dork, LOL!) but I thought I'd pass along what I've learned to my sweet bloggin' pals just in case you were like me and were unaware of this tricky lil' fact ;)

Hope you're all having a HAPPY FRIDAY!  xoxo

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9 comments:

Elena said...

Thank you for your story, Jessica. I think it will help a lot to other bloggers! :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Jess I found this out the hard way too!

Sammi said...

Thanks for this! What a drama for you though! xxx

Peggy said...

I knew about it and have been looking at storage on another site. BUT... I didn't know about posting to other blogs counted too! So.... Since you paid that 5 bucks...I am going to start sending my pic to you each week to post on Oh Alice.. TeeHeeeeeee! Hugs!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

I have never heard of this until a couple of weeks ago and it seems like everyone is running out of space lately. Must be because most of us started our blogs all about the same time when the stamping world turned into blog land!LOL! But thanks for posting this Jessica. BTW I had to tell you I LOVE the card Lynne made for you!!

Libby Hickson said...

Whoa that's interesting - never would have occurred to me!

Kim Y. said...

Thanks, Jess! I wonder if I can delete some of those pic...

Bambi said...

I have not hit the whoops part yet but when I do I will remember this. Thank you.

Tanya Tahir said...

I didn't know this - thanks for sharing :)