I am woefully uninformed when it comes to Blogger and Google. I stumbled onto Blogger years ago when I began reading other blogs. I finally decided to set up my own blog using Blogger because it was all I knew. Over the years, Blogger has forced several changes on me, and I have adapted as best I could. Now there has been another change, and it has me stumped!
Suddenly I received a message that I no longer have space to post photos. If I want more space I have to sign up to pay a monthly fee to Picasa. Picasa???!!! Where did THAT come from? I never signed up for anything called Picasa. I wasn't even aware of its existence. I keep my photos in my iPhoto file, and I post them from there.
Apparently, Blogger or Google, or whoever is in charge, has linked my photos to this mysterious "Picasa" thing. Are they messing with my iPhoto file? It seems someone has been. Suddenly I can't find my photos in order of when I put them there; they are all scrambled up. Some of them I can't find at all.
It's all very frustrating. I don't even know if the Apple store can help me, because I don't think this is an Apple issue. Is there a Blogger store where I can go? Is there a Picasa "genius" somewhere I can consult?
I find that I am not alone. I read other bloggers and suddenly they are facing the same issues. Suddenly this "Picasa" thing is demanding money from them! My blog friend Rachel in England has decided to create a new blog, on Wordpress. What is Wordpress? How do you find it? How does it work? I have no idea! This blogging business has become a huge mystery to me. Why couldn't it just stay the same? How do I adapt? I don't know! I want to keep blogging right here because it's all I know how to do. They aren't making it easy though...