This is a repost from the holiday weekend - a lot of people emailed me about it, hopefully it helps! (my little PSA)
If you're like me, you enjoy attaching pictures to your blog posts. And in the two years that I've been blogging, I've probably filled the internet with more photos of me & my family than actual insightful thoughts. But recently, when trying to attach a photo to a blog, I got this message where the photo usually pops up ...
... and if you're a Blogger user, eventually it will happen to you too. It basically informed me that I had used up the 1GB of free picture space allowed by Blogger through their photo storage company, Picasa Web Albums, and that additional storage space was available for a monthly fee. When I got this message, I was pretty bummed and was hoping there were other ways to post pictures to a blog other than through Blogger's process. Fortunately ... there is ... and it's easy!
I created a free account with Photobucket.com where my photos can be stored, enhanced with a free built in photo editor, and then posted to my blog. (I'm pretty sure the same thing can be accomplished with Flickr, Snapfish, Shutterfly, etc.) This adds a step or two to the whole attaching a photo process - but it's really not that big of a deal. Plus, I believe the storage space on Photobucket is unlimited so you shouldn't run into this issue again.
Here are a few examples of what you can do with Photobucket's photo editor. It's just basically the same free effects such as decorative borders, aging effects, and added text that you'll find on Instagram, Fotoflexer, Pixlr, Lunapic, etc., but it's pretty cool having it available right there with your photos.
Just thought this might be helpful ... have a great week!
... be great today!