Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Rocking Cycle, Michigan State Fair, Detroit



The Rocking Cycle, Michigan State Fair, Detroit. I posted this in response to a post a few days ago by B-Squared at Ft. Lauderdale Daily.

When I went to post it, I got a message that I'd used up my quota of pictures. I deleted some from Picasa albums, but if I have to keep deleting, I may give up blogging entirely--too much work. It took a long time and I haven't time for it.

10 comments:

Jacob said...

How interesting. Up until a few years ago, I'd never seen one of these and now they're popping up all over.

Very beautiful. I think the big guy should get a real horse, though! ;-)

Nice shot, Mary.

Hey, don't you dare stop blogging! It's always something! Yesterday all my stats counters reset to zero. I complained and they said it was a temporary problem and they would be reset.

Guess I'd better check!

Have a great weekend.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Hey Jacob, he doesn't have a horse, but I think he has four real motorcycles--which is why I refer to him as "Biker Buddy." (And why I took this picture, originally--I didn't know B-squared was going to post one.

This one obviously won a prize--it is VERY well-done.

I will be in trouble if I have to start deleting the pictures in my blogs in order to post new ones.

Jacob said...

Hi again. I don't know why in the world you'd get such a message. Blogger has no quota re: photos that I know of. What does Picassa (sp?) have to do with anything?

Do you post the same photos of Picassa? Maybe Picassa's the problem.

I wish I could help more but I'm not very up on all the ins and outs of blogging per se.

B SQUARED said...

And a beautiful rocker it is, too. A rocking horse does seem rather passe. Perhaps the next big thing might be a NASCAR rocker. Hope you have a wonderful holiday.

Eric said...

Sorry to hear you've run out of space!

Jacob - when you post a pic to Blogger using their built in picture upload ferature the pic actually gets put into a Picasa.com photo album and it only gives you 1024 MB of space. That is unless you upgrade for $$/year. The cheapest is $20/year for 10 GB.

That's why I downsize all my pics to 800x600 or 1024x768 before I post them. But yes, that takes time too.

Keep up the good work Mary!

Jacob said...

Where the hell have I been? I didn't know that! But I've never had a problem, although I resize most of my photos to 725px on the longest side.

And so far as I know my counters have not reset! Ugh!

Eric said...
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Eric said...

Here's a link to a help screen. Just rememeber if you delete from Picasa it in turn will delete the pic from the blog!!! Also, if you are editing a blog post and delete an uploaded picture using the delete key and republish your blog post... the pic doesn't delete from Picasa! Very annoying.

http://picasa.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=61627

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you all for your helpful comments and links (Eric).

I think I could post pictures from FLICKR, but my FLICKR account is also pretty full.

I've been resizing most of my pix, and I could go back and resize some of the older ones, but what a pain! I thought I might go to the end and start deleting them at the bottom of the blog. (I deleted a bunch yesterday, so I won't have to worry for a little while.)

Thanks again for your help!!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

I never pay attention to the counters any more. I have a counter on one of my blogs that sends a weekly report and for the last couple of months, it always says 00000 but I get comments, so I know thats @#$*$#!^. I've just given up on it.