Friday, December 7, 2012


I haven't posted anything is a little while because Blogger is hating me again--Telling me I used all my storage again.  They only give you 1G on Picassa which doesn't seem like much, but I guess it is free.  I haven't used any of my Google Drive storage, but that doesn't seem to make a difference.  I have ranted on this before.  I thought the problem was solved because they were automatically reducing the size of my images to reduce space (I guess I really do go overboard on pictures if I still went over).  Still, none of it fully makes sense to me.  I may start posting from a different account again, but that is a pain.  One thing is for sure: I will not be paying ANYTHING for this blog.  Google you have enough money.  Maybe it is time you started paying me for it (without me having to put dumb advertisements on my sidebars, of course).   My only real hold-up on not just logging in from my other account is that I have about 5 posts half done just waiting to be finished in my old account.  I even deleted old a bunch of pictures and it won't let me upload just one more picture to finish my post for Jimmy's birthday.  I really don't need this during holidays.  Life is busy enough as it is.  I don't know why I feel the need to complain, but perhaps I am just looking for sympathy or empathy or something.  Anyone else run into this problem?  Hope I will be back soon, but don't hold your breath.


  1. Hi Mary! I just ran into this problem and I recently found this site that helped me a bit:

    According to her, if your pictures are under a certain size they don't count towards your storage limit. She explains how to resize your image before you upload it into blogger, but you can actually re-size your existing pictures right in Picasa, too.

    This helps explain stuff, too:

    Anyway, hope this helps -- it's pretty frustrating!

  2. Thanks Becca. I will look into it. I can't believe you are out of storage too! It seems arbitrary. Emily has had her blog longer than mine and uploads tons of pictures. She has never had this problem.

  3. So the blog listed above says pictures won't count towards your total storage if that are 800 pixels on the longest edge which is helpful to know. However, I do not want to do that for all my pictures. It did help me get JImmy's birthday post finished, but it is not going to be my long term solution. I thought that if I reached my Max storage then it would automatically upload them at the 800 pixel resolution, but that doesn't seem to be happening. I really wish it would because that would solve all my problems. I don't need full res pics on here, I just don't want to take the time to reduce all of them! Also, I went and deleted old pictures that I didn't need and Blogger won't even recognize that I made more room. I guess I will be posting from a different account for while and hope that doesn't run out of room.