I’ve used Webshots as my picture host for the almost 5 years I’ve run this blog. Now, Webshots is transforming into something called Smile and is going to be a storage place only, not a sharing site. What this means is that starting December 1, my 5 years of posts will loose all the pictures other than the few that I’ve uploaded directly to this blog (about a dozen posts). Google images sends me the majority of my traffic.
So now, what do I do? Do I go back to blogger? Do I go to wordpress.com? My current server is free, a friend is letting me use space on his server, but if I start uploading a bunch of pics and become a resource hog it won’t be. Flickr charges for over 200 pics. Is there any free picture service?
What about the old posts? The pictures will be gone and I’ve got almost 900 posts, it’ll take forever to replace those pics. Do I just delete the posts? Leave them and replace the pics as I get them? AAARRRRGGGGHHHH!!!!