Hey fellow bloggers, I’m having some technical difficulties when it comes to Blogger. I have always published all of my posts through Blogger, because at first I didn’t know there were any other means of doing it, and secondly because I use a Mac and most of the blogger publishing tools I’ve seen (that are free) are for PC’s.
Blogger isn’t ideal (the spacing with photos and text drives me mad at times. If you use it you know what I’m talking about), but it gets the job done and I haven’t had any major issues until recently.
Yesterday I discovered that I could no longer insert images into my post. Apparently, when you use Blogger your photos are automatically being backed up into Google’s Picasa Web feature, and everyone only gets so much storage in Picasa for free. I’ve exceeded that storage capacity with my 900+ photos on my blog this year. When you go into Picasa to delete some photos to free up more space, those photos are also deleted from the original blog post they were in. (Which was rather infuriating.)
I didn’t even know Blogger backed up your photos!! And until I can figure out a way to get around this hiccup, I won't be able to post photos on my blog.
So, all you bloggers who have been doing this a lot longer than me, is there anyway to get around this feature without buying more storage space on Picasa? Or do you know of another publishing program I can use that is compatible with a Mac? I’ve heard great things about Widows Live Writer but unfortunately that’s for PC’s. Any programs out there similar to that one for Mac’s?
I'm hoping there is an easy fix for this (a free, easy fix if possible). And I'd love to hear your process when it comes to publishing posts, uploading photos, dealing with blogger spacing issues (Grrr...).
Because really, could you honestly go a lifetime with no more pictures of Huckleberry?? I think not ;)