So. Here’s what happened as I understand it. I went over (and by over I mean way over) my storage capacity on my server. After a few days of unsuccessful attempts to get help from GoDaddy, my IT guy Steve was finally able to talk to them Tuesday night. The good news is that there’s nothing fishy happening regarding file creation. The bad news is that we aren’t entirely sure why I have so many files.
I mean, sure, I’ve been at this for a loooooong time. 18 years this week, as a matter of fact. But this massive increase in files only began about two years ago.
Right about the time that I started uploading my photos with the WordPress app. I think (and I understand very little about this and can really only relate my user experience) that there might be an issue with the app and Jetpack and it might have been uploading each photo many, many times. Steve was able to delete some files that he knew were redundant and he and I will be getting together soon to work out what else can be deleted and how I can prevent it from happening again.
In the meantime, I’m just glad to be back as I really missed writing for all of you. I had 2 anxiety dreams related (in weird roundabout ways) to technology which further confirms for me that blogging is very very important.
And that, my friends, is the rest of the story.
Mary K. in rockport says
You and the Yarn Harlot are THE most faithful bloggers.
Welcome back! And technology… it’s great until it isn’t! XO
Happy to see you back! As frustrating as I’m aware it was, I’m glad to hear it was technology and not something worse that made you unavailable the last couple of days. For the last oh so many years, yours is the first blog I open from my feed reader and I enjoy it with my tea. Missed you! Hope you and Steve get it figured out quickly!
Yay for Steve! I’m so glad y’all are figuring this out, Carole. But what a pain. in. the. ass. XO
Hopefully, this means my normal mornings can resume. I’ve missed Carole at the crack of dawn. There are not many people I’d say that about and ‘crack of dawn’. Hope it’s easy to spot the hiccup.
I’m glad you’re back (and I think it’s pretty cool that you have an IT guy)!
My blog space, like so much of technology, is a mystery to me. I’m not sure what I would do it things went sideways. I am happy you have found a way to be back in this space.
I’m glad you are back! I have very little understanding of technology and am very for IT experts for when it doesn’t work!
I’m glad you are back! I have very little understanding of technology and am very grateful for IT experts for when it doesn’t work!
I’ve noticed that you can choose the size of the photos you upload, and I usually choose a size smaller than the original file. Especially if the photo was made in iPhone’s portrait mode; those files are HUGE!
I used to store my blog photos in Flickr, and link there. But then Flickr changed its model and you have to pay if you have more than (1000?) the allowable number of free photos. I thought I would host those photos on WordPress, but in reality I’ll never get around to going through all the old posts and changing them out.
Now I pay Flickr every year for the sake of those old photos, but I still post new photos via WP because I want to control the whole thing. No more payment surprises!
As everyone else is saying, what a PITA! But, welcome back! Glad you are here.