"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Saturday, November 24, 2012

I have a useless google blog

Honestly I have tried everything to pay Google/Picasa for more storage space, BUT there seemingly is a HUGE software problem right now....see below:
Tarnation, Frustration and Damnation
Has anyone else encountered this annoying message
from Blogger. I have moved a ton of files off of Picasa
and I still get this message.

"Whoops! You're out of space. You are currently using 100% of your 1 GB quota for photos. Upgrade storage
Photos are stored in your Picasa Web Albums account and are included in your 1 GB free quota for photos. Additional storage you purchase is shared between several Google products and is in addition to your free quota. Learn more"

So I have attempted to add storage to Picasa Web Albums by agreeing to pay a nominal monthly fee but to no avail. I click on the "UPGRADE NOW" button and it leads to nothing.
And the google help site consists of a lot of us frustrated bloggers having the same issue. Look what this one person writes:

"Hi kathe,
Yeah, I understand.  My experience with Blogger is that it does not always delete my images when I delete posts in a batch.  
And that's why I asked to verify the usage by checking the setting in Picasaweb.  If the storage is not being freed up then the next step is to determine if the image is in fact being deleted from the Blogger album.  And that is not necessarily an easy thing to do when you have hundreds of images in there.
I do agree that you should not have to be doing all that verifying and checking.  I reported a deletion problem in Blogger over a year ago and never heard back."
Another writes in this:
I think there is suddenly some kind of a problem with the way Picasa Web Albums/Google+ and Blogger are working together, or rather apparently not working together. 
Suddenly we are getting a bunch of questions here on Blogger storage limits being exceeded, when if you look at the storage usage in Picasa Web Albums there is lots of space. 
On this forum we know that photos under a certain size don't contribute to your storage limits.  I wonder if Blogger has the same restriction, or are they counting the size of all photos?  Maybe they are totaling up the size of all photos or even the photos used in the blog no matter the size? 
I think this has got to be rectified by Google, because it doesn't look like PWA has any control over the usage Blogger sees, and blogger is seeing something different from what the account settings say. 
Hopefully one of the Top Contributors will elevate this to Google and maybe something will happen, but I wouldn't bet on it before the Thanksgiving holiday in the USA is over."
                                 SO! Is this Googles way of telling me "Happy Thanksgiving"???
Am I going to have to move to Word Press?
If any of you have a suggestion please comment!

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  1. I sure can sympathize with your problem although I never had this one, but I probably don't post all that many photographs. I've heard good things about Wordpress. Take care.

  2. What a mess! I wish I could help. Good luck!

  3. If you do go, please make sure you announce to where so i can follow you there! Your blog is too good to miss.

  4. I've noticed Picasa does what it wants to do, no matter what. I give up trying to figure them out.


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