Every couple months or so, I go through all of my accounts and "clean them up" a/k/a just see where my photos and content are located and try to get rid of things I don't need. I am a worrier of having my photos and life public in tons of different locations, so I'm always trying to watch where I post things and where my photos and content goes. Well, yesterday I thought it would be a fantastic idea to delete all of the photo albums in my Google + account. After all, according to Google, the albums were just created as an "Auto Back-Up." And I had the photos on my blog, some on my Facebook account, and some on my computer. So why save them in yet another place? So there they went. All deleted and I felt refreshed! Until I logged onto my Blogger account and noticed that none of my images were showing up...
After playing around for things for a little while, I realized that somehow my images from my blog were linked to my Google + albums. Thanks to my friend Mandi for explaining to me why this is. Apparently when you run out of room on your blog (via Blogger), you need extra storage, so the photos back-up somewhere (and in this case, for Blogger, it is Google). So when you upload images to your blog, they are "hosted" by Google.
So anyways, that little image above is what you will see as all of the images on my blog after about the last seven posts or so....really sucks. Alot....I guess that's what I get for always playing around with my blog and trying to 'make things better' when in the end, I just messed it all up.
I haven't decided if I will go back and reinsert the images into every. single. blog post I wrote. That would be about 3 or 4 years worth. And some posts will need to be edited and re-written. And I don't even think I have all those images saved somewhere. I may just call it a loss and delete everything before 2013. We shall see. I will keep you updated.....
If you read this whole post, I hope I taught at least one person the purpose of the Google + albums and why they should not be deleted.