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!
6 thoughts on “Where have 3.0 GBs of Storage Gone?”
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. 🙂
I, for one, am glad you’re still blogging! I have enjoyed getting to know you, and your work.
Here’s to more years!
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.
That was really nicely articulated and pretty much exactly how I feel.
Thank you, Mike! I appreciate the comment and the visit. 🙂