Hello. While going back through the blog archives I noticed that some of my photo's are no longer visible. Wasn't sure why. Then I remembered that a while ago I had reached my storage limit with Picasa. This was where the photo's were stored. To increase my storage facility with them I had to pay a fee. I looked for a free alternative, and as I was already using Photobucket to post pictures on forums, I decided to also use it for the blog.
This became a bit of a faff, it took far too long, and the site was full of adverts which slowed things down considerably. I decided to bite the bullet and start paying Blogger for increased storage. I was pleasantly surprised that it was so little. When I started it was £3 a year, now it is just over £4 a year, such a piddling amount, not worth worrying about.
Picasa is now part of Google, as is Blogger, so I can see no problems arising from this set up and hope that my photo albums will not be lost from now on.
Photobucket used to be free, but now they make a charge. My photo's are all still there on my account, but I cannot use them anywhere else unless I upgrade and pay for that. The photo's which I have previously posted on forums, Down the Lane, and Walking Forum, have disappeared, and will be reinstated if I upgrade. I won't be doing that. It has ruined quite a lot of threads I started.
The good news is that I can post photo's on Twitter free of charge, and then copy and paste the tweet into Down the Lane. My photo's on here are safe, apart from the few that Photobucket have deleted.
People not on social media will have no idea what I am talking about. If you just read, carry on. If you post photo's elsewhere on forums it can get a bit confusing. I post the odd photo on Facebook, that seems to be straight forward for now. I can't be bothered with Instagram or Snapchat or any of the others.
Thanks for popping in, enjoy your Sunday, we'll catch up soon.