This blog is definitely making me get my online life in order. My photo saga began last week with me not being able to upload new photos to Webshots. I really liked Webshots – it was easy to use, nicely organized, and free. But, I was getting a little irritated that whenever I tried to upload jpgs, I got an “invalid file type” message. Huh? The only way to contact them was to become a paid member. So I said nuts to that and switched to Flickr.
After uploading a bunch of photos, Flickr tells me that to have more than three “sets” (albums), I have to become a paid member. I can handle paying for membership, it does only seem fair. But, if I’m going to plunk down some change, I want to make sure that I am happy with the site. So, after consulting with DH, I have settled down at Smugmug. It is not the cheapest site ($39.95/year), but the features are awesome, and the ability to choose different backgrounds appeals to the designer in me.
My Needlework album is up, and as I was typing in the captions, I took a little walk down memory lane. Does anyone remember this challenge?
I think this was from the rec.crafts.textile message board, back in ’96, ’97, ’98? The challenge was to make a badge to identify yourself as an online needleworker if you went to shows or get-togethers. That was just the beginning – look how far we’ve come, baby! I can’t even imagine what it would be like to not have my online needlework friends who are so encouraging, inspiring, and fun to hang out with…the internet astounds me.