Image obtained from YouTube
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?”