Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Blogger Woes

Dear Blogger,

You and I both know that I don't have a lot of computer savvy, but when I signed up with you, you promised it would be easy and I took your word for it. And while yes, I admit it was fun thinking up a cute name and creating just the right look, I'm a tad annoyed that you won't let me post any images. What's up with that?

Remember the baseball game I went to last week? I had a lot of fun that night looking around the park (it was Fenway btw), thinking "Hmm..what should I take a picture of? Which shots could I share with my friends on the blog? Oh, wouldn't a pic of the food on my lap be funny?" I couldn't wait to try scanning my images in the computer the next day (because there's something wonky going on w/ my cord) and was thrilled when that worked. Uploaded to photobucket - easy, peasy! I was all set to go. Followed the blogger instructions, clicked the cute little image button and ...nothing. I tried again. Nothing. Surely, I must have forgotten a step. Reread, posted, nothing. Searched Help, uploaded again, STILL NOTHING! Left it for the weekend, searched every place I could think today, tried again and you guessed it.

I'm not giving up. I WON'T give up. Blogger, we can probably still be friends, after all it's not you, it's me. But today I'm hanging out with MOCKINGJAY. There's no techy kind of thing-a-ma-jig I have to figure out (until the day I buy an e-reader). Don't worry, I'll be back when I'm finished reading.

Until tomorrow when I have more time to waste,



  1. I'm not sure why you are having problems uploading images. I don't even bother with photobucket; I just "save picture as" and then click on the little image icon for every new post.

  2. if you just put the simple direct link from photobucket into the URL box, blogger adds the image html for you. not sure why it is being a poo for you! good luck!

  3. Yeah, it's weird. I did try uploading it from my computer once and actually got an image, but couldn't put it in the place I wanted (at the end of the text). The image would only appear at the top of the post. I'll keep trying.

    For now it's Katniss and Peeta and Gale, Oh My!

  4. Thanks for the tip, snakey :)

    I think part of the problem is that I was using the wrong link (not the direct link), but I thought I had tried them all. I just tried what you suggestd and lo and behold an image appeared! I still can only get it to post at the top of the text I already typed instead of at the bottom, but I think I can work around that. Plus the image is really big so I'll need to resize - another fresh can of worms!