What a long, crazy, ordeal this blogging thing has been! To bring you up to speed – shortly after I switched over to Blogger’s new and improved (???) “beta” system, the ability to upload photos just went away one day. I read the faqs, I searched for directions, I made sure my photos were web-ready, I tried on numerous occasions to upload photos – and even though Blogger said my photos were uploaded and “Done” I can tell you – they were NOT! So – I went blog-service exploring…
I found a nice free trial site on Squarespace – and I have nothing but praise for them – except it seems you can’t upload more than one picture in your blog body. Instead, you use a photo gallery – nice touch, very easy to use. I wasn’t thrilled with their template formats, but if you had the time and energy and knowledge, you can probably restyle them any way you want to. The downside – it’s not free, and although I’m not cheap, I don’t always have spare change and started to worry that my blog would go away if I happened to be in one of those financial dry spells that come along now and again.
So – what to do? I decided to return to Blogger – aggravating as it is, when it works, it seems to work well. But I couldn’t switch back from the beta format, so I simply started another account. And that’s my tale of woe!
I’ll be spending some time moving my last few ‘free trial’ posts over here, and making sure Natural Notes II is posted in my old blog so I don’t completely disappear into Blogger oblivion1
My advice from this experience – forget everything I said about switching to Blogger beta until they’ve got the bugs debugged!