Thursday, December 01, 2011

December surprise

With the new month calling for a change of header image, I sat down to upload one this morning and got this message:


I guess I knew somewhere in the back of my head that Blogger has a "photo upload quota," but if I did know it, I never gave it a second thought. I'm just glad this didn't happen a day earlier, after I had painstakingly selected 11 photos out of 300-plus possibilities for yesterday's post.

The good news is there are plenty of free photo-hosting sites online, and it's only $5 a year to get 20 GB more photo storage from Google. I decided to go with the latter option; it's worth a cent and a half a day to me to keep all my photos together. Once I'd paid my $5, it was only a matter of minutes until I was able to upload the new image as easily as ever.

It took nearly six years of blogging to reach my free photo upload quota, so I'm grateful for all the free storage space I've had up until now. In fact, I'm grateful to Blogger in general for its free-ness and its customizable templates and all that it does to support those of us who like to spill our guts on the Internet.

Now that I'm thinking about it, I wish I'd published a few more photos a couple weeks sooner. All this gratitude would have made for a good Thanksgiving post.


  1. A photo limit on blogger? I had no idea! I wonder how come I've not hit that limit. I use Flickr for my photos, but still have so many on blogger. Interesting!

  2. You've had a lot more photos on your blog than I have. I still have 3 GB to go before I exceed my quota on Wordpress. I'm glad you found a low-cost way to keep putting your wonderful photos on your blog!

  3. I knew this somewhere in the back of my mind...this photo limit, I mean. Hmmm, I'll be waiting for the surprise myself, soon...I have a lot of photos on my blog over the last six/seven years! But $5 doesn't sound too bad, I would do the same as you.

    I love the header, heartwarming. Your photos are really great, and I'm glad you're able to continue to post them! xx

  4. Duly Inspired, the limit is actually imposed by Picasa, which is where photos uploaded to Blogger are automatically stored. Flickr probably saved you on this one.

    Janet, thanks. I think the quota for free storage on Blogger/Picasa is only 1 GB, so you should be able to go for a long time on 3 GB.

    Marion, thank you. I've posted that photo of Butch here before (in a different format), but it's one of my favorite Christmas photos.


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