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Little Voice in My Head


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I started a new project today, as a result of Flickr changes that I discussed in my previous blog post.

The majority of the photographs in this blog are embedded Flickr images. If I delete the original Flickr images, the embedded Flickr photographs in my blog will be deleted as well. In essence my blog photographs are held hostage by Flickr!  Recently I paid for an additional 1-year subscription to Flickr Pro; however, I do not wish to pay indefinitely for a Flickr Pro subscription.

My project, beginning today and continuing throughout 2019, is to download (and then delete) Flickr images embedded in my blog.  I will upload the downloaded images into my blog in their proper place.  Eventually my Flickr account will be devoid of all images, and I will either limit my photographs to 1,000 images  or delete the account.  Hopefully, I complete this project by November 1, 2019 — the day on which my Flickr Pro subscription would auto renew.

This project is a BIG undertaking! I have 1,474 blog posts to act upon!

I wish I had paid more attention to the little voice in my head, when I first started my blog. That little voice in my head kept asking “what if Flickr is no longer a viable hosting site for pictures in your blog, what then?”

7 Responses to “Little Voice in My Head”

  1. seniorhiker

    It’s all to easy to ignore that little voice. I have a Flickr account, but I don’t use it for photos in my blog. I’m glad now that I don’t. I don’t envy you at all with your big project. Good luck!

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  2. Betsy

    Hi, You do have a big project ahead of you –but by being organized (like you always are) and having a year to complete —I know you can do it….

    Glad I never used Flickr–especially for photos for my blog. BUT —There are many many things which I have done –and wished I had have listened to that ‘voice’….

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  3. Eileen Wise

    Hello, I always download photos from my computer to the blog. I am sorry you have to go through all this work, Smugmug and Flickr merge has been a bad thing all around.

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  4. DeniseinVA

    I didn’t realize that about Flicker, I wouldn’t like that either and am glad I don’t use it now, though I have often thought to. Best to listen to that little voice. Quite an undertaking but I know you’ll be happier for it. I know I would. Enjoy the rest of your day Linda.

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  5. Les

    I don’t use Flickr all that much. I had noticed that they have merged with SmugMug. I think I’ll stay with the 1TB of free storage and 1000 photos. Not interested in paying for it at all!

    Reply

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