Last Friday, I was happily playing around on my blog, updating my header image and adding extra pages for easier navigation around the different categories, when all of a sudden I received a message from WordPress. It informed me that my Media file was almost full . . .
Shock horror! What would I do for future posts?
The way forward seemed to me to be obvious. I’d simply have to delete all the images already in my Media file . . . which is what I proceeded to do! I admit that I had so many photos in the file that I gave up after a while – fortunately, as it turned out.
All seemed well until I noticed that all my images had disappeared from my last post. I just thought I’d have to put those few back in again. Imagine my horror when I realised I’d totally wrecked most of my posts back to early September when I was doing my Malta posts . . .
All those Travel and History posts with big galleries of photos were now totally devoid of photos! So were many of my posts in various other categories. All gone . . .
To cut a long story short, I made my blog private so I could do the repair work necessary.
I’ve spent most of my time since then re-uploading all lost images. What a sad state of affairs.
I realise that the type of posts I do involve a lot of illustrations. So now the files are compressed and re-uploaded so they take up less space. I’ve also been told there’s a way of getting Wikimedia images straight onto my posts without putting them into the Media library first. I haven’t tried it yet – knowing my luck it would probably wreck my blog… again!
I’m very aware that my Media library is likely to be full again before too long. The only answer to that, as far as I can see, is to upgrade to a Premium blog.
I’ll think more about that when the time arises…
My apologies to all the people who’ve been requesting access to my blog, but I couldn’t possibly allow anyone in to see the mess. Now I think I’ve cleaned it all up. I’ve also missed visiting many people’s blogs, and I can’t see me being able to catch up on everything at the moment, unfortunately. We’ll see . . .