Friday, April 20, 2012

A - Z Challenge: R

R is for Rant. 

I'm not a very accomplished ranter.  I'm not sure if that's a good thing or not.  Since I'm a control freak a person who likes to have the universe unfold the way I want in a good way, you would think I'd be better at attracting attention to what is right and proper.  But I'm not and so you won't see any blazing rants on this blog. 

I do have a bit of a beef, though, with Blogger.   I like to use photos - a lot.  You may have noticed.  And I have been merrily uploading since 2008.  Sometimes, I'll even upload a photo and then not use it.  Oh, the profligacy!  Because, what is not spelled out when you sign up is that there is a limit to the size of the photo storage box - or whatever the Blogger equivalent is.  I hit that limit yesterday as I was uploading my queens. 

I was instructed to begin paying...which is totally reasonable and I'm not ranting about that part.  I just don't like getting sucked into something that is so much a part of my life and then being told that the ground rules have changed.  They probably haven't changed at all.  I just didn't know.  Betcha a lot of folks don't know until the big box covers their screen and says they've hit the wall. My immediate solution was to dive into Picasa - which is not my normal photo storage site - and start to delete.  Of course, there are dire warnings that the deleted photos will be gone from one's hard drive.  I only got rid of two because I didn't have time to fiddle around yesterday.  They were a couple that I didn't use and I hope my solution doesn't make a difference to  previous blogs. 

So, that's it.  Blogger, you should have said up front.  Now I'm going through the Picasa albums I never really knew I had.   I know, I know.  Dumb.  Where did I think the photos were going? 

And that's why I'm not a very good ranter....I calm down and see the other side pretty quickly.  Doesn't mean I think they're right...but I get that others need to control their universe, too.  Must be that other R-word: respect. 



9 comments:

Rudee said...

I have been aware of this from the start with blogger, and some time ago, they did send an email regarding their change to picassa storage system. It's been a couple of years. Each time I've uploaded photos, I've noted how many megabytes are left in the freebie side of things.

I was a little bummed with the change of the photos, which used to have their own url when you clicked on them. I missed that memo!

I admit that I occasionally rant on my blog when I'm annoyed. It helps to vent!

Joanna said...

That problem with Blogger does deserve a rant. Like you I always add photos, sometimes a lot of photos. It's good to be aware of this looming problem and they really should warn you before you get to the end of the free storage space.

EmptyNester said...

I hit that point last year but, for some reason, I knew it was coming. I don't remember how I knew, but I did. But the ranting thing? I can do that any time, any day, anywhere at all! Just ask those around me. I may have even ranted about the picture issue. LOL

Paws on the Run said...

I hit that wall a few years ago and was also surprised and a little annoyed. Good thing the extra storage is so cheap or I'm not sure what I would have done. I can't be bothered to go through the albums.. I have no idea which ones I've used or not. What bugs me is that sometimes when I upload photos I can't see them in the upload window when I go to post the 2nd one so I end up reuploading!

Tracy said...

I agree...I can accept many things if I know what to expect but don't change the rules on me midstream! I'm also not a ranter; a waste of energy most times...
great 'r' word...

Inger said...

A lot of people have issues with Google, who buys everything up, including Blogger and then proceed to change things. I paid $5.00 last December, for the second year of some sort of photo storage. I don't even know what. I have to clean out my Picasa too. So much work, when all you want is to have fun!

Ginny said...

Blogger has always been this way, and I didn't know either till I hit the limit. But I don't mind. They provide so much for us, and you can buy loads of more space for only five dollars! I think that is a bargain!

Mimi said...

News to me too, but I don't even begin to understand Blogger. I just type and upload, don't know how to get photos to enlarge when you click on them (apart from the first one), and know nothing about Picasa.
Oh dear, I can see a bill looming!
It feels mean to suck you in and then up the charges.
Think this comment is turning into a rant Stephanie!

Patricia Stoltey said...

I've never given this photo storage issue a single thought...I guess I need to pay more attention. Thanks for a very helpful rant!

Patricia

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