The older I get, the more time is on my mind. I took a hiatus from this blog for a while, and while I was gone, the blog had its 6th birthday. 6th!
I can’t believe I’ve had this blog for 6 years.
When I started it, I had more free time and so I posted more often. I’d thought that as I got older, my free time would increase, but it hasn’t worked out that way. However, I’ve missed blogging and writing, so here I am.
Space is the other thing on my mind – I use the free version of WordPress for this blog, so I get a limited amount of space for the pictures I add. When I was posting reviews of dance shows, I had multiple pics per post. Same with when I started doing travel photos – multiple pics per sim. I’ve only used 21% of my free storage so far, so I guess I have another 12 years or so before I need to worry about reaching the limit? 😛
Seriously, though, it’s a real dilemma. You want pics because those interest people (and drive traffic) but the tradeoff is the space requirements. I could upgrade to a paid account with WordPress and get more space, but that’s hard to justify right now.
I also used to post my pics to Flickr, but now Flickr is limited as well, unless I pay to go Pro (which I won’t). So now I’m back to debating what social media I might want to use with the blog. I used to post on KoinUp back in the day and they’re still around (and still free, I think) or I could use my Ello account. Any suggestions besides Fakebook and Twitter? 😀
I am a very organized person. I don’t like clutter and I am a big fan of only keeping what you need.
Until it comes to pictures and my inventory. 😀
Years ago, I bought a portable/external hard drive for storing photos. It was 700 GB and I was sure that it would last me forever. 10 years later, I suddenly realized it is almost full. Yikes!
I keep all my family photos on it, and with my youngest very involved in sports, I have a ton of videos from games and meets. I also keep all my music on it, and when I was moving files around a few days ago, I noticed that it was almost at capacity. 10 years is a pretty good run for a hard drive, and I’ve never (knock on wood) had an issue with it.
My wonderful husband ordered me a new one so that I could retire this one. The new one is 4 TB, and once again, I am certain that it will last me forever. 😛 Now that I have been taking more and more photos (in SL and RL), I need more storage. Because when it’s just pixels I’m saving, it doesn’t seem so bad. Right?!
I must say, I am really liking our Amazon Prime membership. Things that used to take weeks to get here are now here bright and early on Monday mornings, before 7am. That’s pretty amazing, imho. Which means that my brand spankin’ new hard drive is now sitting on the counter, waiting to be installed. 😀
Even though pixel/digital storage is relatively cheap and plentiful, it isn’t endless. For example, with my free WordPress account, I get 3GB of storage for photos and videos. After blogging for about a year and half, I’ve used 11% of that 3 GB. I could probably continue to upload my photos to WordPress for some time without worrying about hitting that limit.
However, since I’ve been taking more photos and sharing them here, I recently started uploading my photos to Flickr and then embedding them into my blog. Flickr gives me 1 TB of free storage with my free account, and again, it doesn’t seem likely that I will ever use it up.
I’m not sure that embedding my photos from Flickr saves me all that much time (maybe 30 secs of upload/clicking time?). I guess that does add up over the course of a year or so. Except that, of course, as soon as I started doing that, Flickr changed their embed code to include an obnoxious script that plasters unwanted and unnecessary information all over my beautiful photos! Good thing I figured out how to get rid of the annoying script. 😀
So today on my to-do list is installing my new hard drive, my new wireless mouse, and spending some time sorting out the black hole my inventory has become lately. I need to free up some space for more shoes. 😛
One of Eve Kazan’s snapshots (from Flickr) showing Prometheus’ products (robotic arms) and their competitor’s (Neurolab) logo
Second Life Blogger Eve Kazan returned from a holiday abroad in Spain to find WordPress had taken down three snapshots she published on her blog post. Prometheus Creations Studio, owned by Second Life resident Irine Abbot, filed the DMCA with WordPress’s owner, Automattic Inc on May 22nd.
Creator Irine Abott of Prometheus Creations first communicated with Ms Kazan on May 14th about the alleged infringement of the snapshots she published on April 3, 2014, via Facebook:
I was happy to see the robotic arms used in creative ways. However I was not happy to see my products used in commercially advertising a competitor, presenting the impression that they are from Neurolabs. I would appreciate it if you could please either remove the photos or add the product listing of the arms in the post as you did with…