Ever since the terrible decision to end the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge I have found my interest in blogging slowly but surely starting to wane. To the point that I’m not blogging at all.
I have been considering what to do about Say It with A Camera and have come up with several options
- just leave it dormant and never post again
- delete it completely for reasons you will see if you read below
- try to resurrect my interest in blogging to showcase my photographs, using the WordPress media server, but start with a new blog completely, for the same reasons as 2 above
In a way I think the decision has been made for me with the recent announcement from Flickr that they are ending the free 1Tb of storage space and limiting non-pro accounts to 1000 photographs. In January or February they will start to delete photographs from Flickr starting with the oldest first until the 1000 limit is reached. That’s a disaster for this blog as nearly all of my photographs are hosted on Flickr. When the deletion starts there will be so many broken links here because the older posts will have no photographs in them, just the words. Not ideal for a photography blog.
I did consider downloading all of my photographs from Flickr and then editing each individual post to make use of the WordPress Media server. However the amount of work involved in reducing the file size down from the hi-res photo’s I post to Flickr would take me such a long a time, time that I can’t really devote to such a task.
To give you an idea, I have 2698 photographs stored on Flickr, probably about two-thirds of these are used in this blog. I have 916 published posts. I would have to take each post in turn, click on the individual photographs to see what I had named them, find the corresponding photographs that I downloaded from Flickr, reduce the Flickr photo file size and then load them up to the media server for use. I almost forgot. I’d also have to delete the Flickr link as well. So a really mammoth task.
I am faced with a difficult decision and not sure how to proceed at this point. What ever happens in the coming weeks I will have to do something, I’m just not looking forward to it.
I’d appreciate any thoughts you may have on this.
In the meantime this could be the final photograph, so I hope you enjoy it