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Monday, December 3, 2012

I need a nerd.

Every time I try to post pictures, I get this message:

Whoops! You're out of space. You are currently using 100% of your 1 GB quota for photos. 

And then it says something about Picasa and photo storage.

A confession:  I DON'T EVEN KNOW WHAT PICASA IS!!!  Did I sign up for it?  Did I ask for it?  Did I WANT it?  I have no idea.  It's probably something that comes along with the whole Google family of "helpful" web things, but if I never asked to store my pictures on the web, then why does it?  I want to store my pictures on my computer.  I don't want to store them on the web.  I don't want yet another website where I can direct people to look at my pictures.  No one likes to click on links anyway.  If I want to share a photo or two, I will put it on my blog.  My blog that used to be free and now is asking me to pay to store my pictures on Picasa!

I don't even do Facebook.  Is it too much to ask to just be able to put up pictures for free on my blog?

There has to be some way around this.  Will they let me delete some photos from Picasa so I can free up space to post more?  Can I somehow circumvent this "storage quota"?  Do I really have to pay a monthly fee?

Is there anybody out there who can answer my questions in plain English?  My kingdom for a computer nerd that can help me with this!!!  Ok, I have no kingdom.  I have a $5 Starbucks card.  That's it.  First helpful nerd gets it.


  1. Oh man, my technological ineptitude knows no bounds, buuuut, I have used Picassa a bit. . . Have you tried uploading pictures onto your blog from another computer?

    1. I haven't tried that- mostly because I only have one computer. I did finally try to read all the google/blogger/picassa information- especially about deleting photos. I followed the instructions, but the photos wouldn't delete. I know I have at least 50 on there that I just downloaded as a whole batch and didn't use on the blog. I don't need them on picasa but picasa just won't let go of them!
      I might try the resident techie at work. Maybe she knows.

  2. I wish I could help you. I don't have a clue - I am so not computer savy, my friend. I hope you get it straightened out. And I stopped by to thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comments. I hope you get snow soon . . .

    1. Ah... snow... I loved your first snowfall shots- snow always looks so peaceful. If I ever get this figured out in plain English, I will let you know. You might run into the same issue in a couple of years!

    2. I see you don't have any photos up yet! I have been thinking about you!!