making a change

I had been thinking for a long time about switching from blogger to WordPress but the unknown was what got in the way.  Tuesday, Ryan emailed me around lunchtime. “Hey, what’s wrong with your blog? I wanted to catch up during lunch. All the pictures are missing.” HMMM?  I quickly typed in the web address and sure enough, they were gone. Long gone. Gone with the wind. Goodbye. Adios. I’ll stop there, you get the point. For a few months, I’d been getting warnings every time I logged into Gmail that I was out of storage space and needed to free up space or purchase more. Here’s the thing. Google+.  I don’t remember if I signed up for that or not – or do you just automatically have it when you have other google accounts? It doesn’t matter – my point is that I HAVE NEVER USED Google+ for anything. I have always uploaded photos to my blog either from my memory card or my computer’s desktop.  I don’t really know anything about it. All I know is that Google+ was automatically backing up 343 versions of every photo that I had ever loaded onto my computer, taken with my Android phones, and put on my blog in the last 4 years.  Which added up to about 25,000 photos. So Monday I took some time to delete a few THOUSAND pictures from Google+. It warned me that they would be deleted permanently. From Google+.  Not from my google-driven blog.  So yep, when I started scrolling through my blog, the pictures were…just…gone.  Devastating. All that time. All that effort. Hours upon hours. Luckily, I still have the photos.  And now I have my wordpress blog. I just need my time back. Time to slowly and carefully re-add the photos to this new space and restore what was once something I was proud of and happy with.  So I apologize if you are scrolling through posts here and click on links that go nowhere or find posts with missing photos. I imported all of the content from my old blog and will work on it as I have the time to get all the photos back where they belong. I’m finding that it’s a time-consuming and tedious process. So I’m new at wordpress. I don’t really know what I’m doing. I hope it gets easier. I don’t like change. I don’t really like computers, either. Or having to learn things on them or about them.  Not much of a blogger, am I? ~Candice~

2 thoughts on “making a change

  1. I just switched over from blogger to wordpress, too. I think, and hope, in the long run wordpress will be a better format. I already like a lot of the options and themes, etc. But it is a little challenging to figure everything out!

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