Where have 3.0 GBs of Storage Gone?

Taken at Fort Ebey, Washington

After two years on WordPress, I have used 90% of my 3.0 GB of free storage. Those GBs represent the bulk of my creative ideas and favorite photographs – the evolution of ME.

At first I viewed blogging as simply a way to share the pictures I snapped on my cell phone, but it quickly developed into a daily photographic journey with “point-and-click” (as I hear some people say) and DSLRs images. People from all over the world were looking at my work. How cool!

But then came the dark, underbelly of blogging: stats wars, a scramble for followers, and hoping to be “freshly pressed”, which never happened. I went through a time of frustration and jealousy to see the stats of my fellow bloggers climbing beyond what I was reaching despite a lot of time and committment to the site.

I got over it. Blogging should be fun right, not a stat competition?

So, why do I keep doing it after two years? I love seeing the world through the eyes of people in distant places. I’ve also had the opportunity to meet fellow bloggers in person and to connect with others on Facebook. I love writing and sharing my thoughts regardless of who reads them. Blogging is something I can do on my own terms, without restriction, and it stretches my creative writing muscles.

Even after I hit 3.0 GB and have to pay for an upgrade, I will gladly do it. The benefits are well worth the investment!

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Comments

6 comments on “Where have 3.0 GBs of Storage Gone?”
  1. Emily Gooch says:

    Do you optimize your photos after processing? If you upload your images with the original image size plus the processing, yes… it will be a huge file and after two years of photos it will occupied a lot of storage. By optimizing the photos before uploading them on the blog saves me a lot of room. I have only used up 7% of my storage space without sacrificing the quality of the photos. I know Lightroom 3, photoshop will let you output your photos at a smaller file without losing image quality.

    By the way, it has been a wonderful learning experience following you for the last couple of years. 🙂

  2. John says:

    I, for one, am glad you’re still blogging! I have enjoyed getting to know you, and your work.

    Here’s to more years!

  3. I love your writing Jolene. Well said. I’m right there with you with the same dilemma, although I deleted some older pictures and posts to gain a bit of storage for now.

  4. Mike says:

    That was really nicely articulated and pretty much exactly how I feel.

    1. Thank you, Mike! I appreciate the comment and the visit. 🙂

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