I have a confession to make. I am officially a blogging idiot! This is my first experience with WordPress, and since initially setting up my site, I have not had the time to really look into what my options and restrictions are with regards to my blog. I must admit that I am having a hard enough time coping timewise with publishing a new post every day and keeping up with the 300 or so emails I get every day regarding my blog and the other blogs that I have started following. I know many of you will understand what I am talking about.
So, there I was last night preparing my post for today, when I received a notification that I had run out of upload space. What the *&%#?? You see, being the blogging idiot that I am I have been posting full size images every day, not even thinking about how much space this was taking up. When I get to work every day and proofread my blog for the day, the pictures alway appear instantly (no loading delays), so I figured the size was fine, and I really didn’t want to have multiple versions of all of these photos on my computer if I didn’t have to. I know, I can hear you laughing already. Well, I panicked because I have never missed a day of blogging yet, but I really didn’t want to pay for extra space. I know how to resize photos, but I had no idea what an acceptable size was.
That’s where my hero comes into the picture. It was 10:50 pm last night when I desperately emailed my always very helpful blogging friend, Gary, to see if he could help me with my blogging emergency. Within seconds he replied, telling me to call him. I felt really bad calling him so late at night, but he didn’t mind at all. He talked me through resizing my images to a more appropriate size for the internet and also how to delete the large images from my old posts and reinsert smaller versions. This way I can gain back my free space.
I know I have a lot of work ahead of me this weekend, but it will be worth it in the end! So, for my first properly sized photo I have chosen a beautiful sunrise from South Carolina to signify the dawn of a new day in my blogging knowledge. If anyone has any awesome tricks they have learned using WordPress, I welcome any suggestions that will improve my blog. And once again, my thanks goes out to my friend, Gary. Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! 🙂