I love my blog. I love being a small part of this really cool community. I love all you readers, those who comment and those who don’t. I love sharing photos of what I’m working on and what the puppies are destroying. It’s been over a year now, and I’ve been on the free WordPress plan the whole time. Well, it’s time to think about the next step. I’m at 75% capacity for storage, which I think means eventually I won’t be able to post new photos. That’s not okay, not for a knitting blog. So I’m asking you, fellow WordPress users, what do you do? Do you upgrade? Do you delete old photos to make room?
I’ve been watching Property Brothers while I knit, and it’s making me want to do more to fix/decorate my new house. So yesterday I hit the thrift store and found an awesome zebra print bag (Not for the house. Whatever. A bargain is a bargain), new curtains for the door in the bedroom, a new curtain for the kitchen window, and some frames for my favorite kids’ artwork. I’ve been saving these for ages and I’m glad I finally can hang them up. This is the one I like the best.
I use Photobucket for my photo storage, and I just link to it. It started as an easy way to add pictures to my Ravelry projects, without having a storage issue there. But- looking at the pricing plans:
Free: 3 GB
Premium: 13 GB for $99 a year
Free: 2 GB (+ 8 GB reward, currently), 10 GB bandwidth
2nd Tier: 20 GB for $30 a year
3rd Tier: 50 GB for $50 a year
If you’re just talking about pictures – it looks like Photobucket is a better deal. If you’re talking video… maybe embed YouTube videos, instead of uploading them directly to WordPress.
That’s a great idea! I don’t do video; it’s all about photos. I’ll look into this. Thanks!
It’s not an easy decision! I’m a little way behind you so will be interested to see what you decide 😊
I’ve thought about this as well. I deleted tons of WIP and wordless Wednesday posts. I try to only post finished objects but that will only work for so long. I am interested to see what you do as well.
Add me to the list of interested to see what you do! I’ve got probably six more months before it becomes a problem for me!