It occurred to me that I never linked my video from this post , and I thought that I had better do it before my photos disappeared from this August post.
I am not used to composing my posts in normal mode. I have always used the HTML and manually inserted my images from an external image hosting site.
When I first started blogging, storing images was very limited but as time passed things got cheaper and now, image sites are very generous with the amount of space that they will allow for FREE. Back then Blogger only allowed 300 megs of image storage so it was my thought to use Webshots as at that time it was the largest image site on the Web.
I was content to do things the OLD way which meant resizing all of my photos to around 2 mp and uploading them to WS and then linking them individually to my blog. Of course, all of this took a tremendous amount of time. I could never figure out how others could do their posts so fast, and even using a non-computer device such as an iPad or Tablet. My typical post would easily take 3 hours or more. By the time I reviewed my photos and did my resizing and uploading and then manually inserting the HTML code the night has gone.
Over time the Blogger interface got improved and then Google purchased Picasa for the image hosting and things became much simpler with this integration. I was oblivious to all these improvements as I trudged along doing things the OLD way and not realizing all the time, savings that I could have enjoyed if I had just looked around, instead of keeping my head to the grindstone and trudging forward the OLD way doing things the only way I knew.
I was also oblivious to the fact that American Greeting Cards, the owner of Webshots had been thinking of selling Webshots a few years ago as it was costing them too much money to keep it running, due to archaic programming. Had I known what I know now I could have changed my image host to Blogger a year or so ago.
About a year ago Blogger changed their policy to allow virtually unlimited image hosting within certain limits. While all Google members receive 1 gig of image hosting images of 800x800 pix or less for regular members DO NOT COUNT towards their 1 gig. Google+ members can upload images up to 2048x2048 or less, and these do NOT COUNT towards the 1 gig limit, so in effect as long as you are under these image sizes, you will have unlimited storage.
If I had know this before I could have hosted my images on Blogger and then more of my Blog could have been kept intact. Thanks to Richard, and Karen I have discovered that I can upload images directly to Blogger and select the Xtra Large viewing option, which is not available if you post using HTML. This will make life much simpler going forward.
I have tried to use Picasa and I am sure that my long distance tutor was getting frustrated trying to explain how the menus work. Some things are just easier to visualize than to explain, but being 3,000 miles away isn't easy to get together, but I thank her for her determination to explain these simple things to someone who is resistant to change.
It's funny that I have been able to devote so much time towards my blog and doing things the Hard and long way, when a simple way is not so simple for me to understand. I have to learn to let my computer do the work, rather than me. I learned this simple fact tonight. I also need to learn how to do collages and slide shows but that will be more frustration for another night.
I am now so happy that I can directly upload images to Blogger and have them display the size I want without much fussing around, and without having to externally hosting them
We happened to arrive at the Corvallis Fall
Festival just as they were closing down