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I spent money to make my blog look/work better …

Posted in Misc. with tags , , , on July 30, 2016 by Cardboard Icons

You may or may not have noticed that since late December the look of my blog has been a bit off. If you view my site on your mobile device, you may not have even noticed a difference at all. If you view it on a laptop or desktop, you already know what I’m getting at.

You see, when I started this blog in 2008 I went with a no frills freebie package that allowed for me to have a small amount of media storage on the site. Well, things changed and I bought my domain name and blogged more and more.  The last few years have been somewhat infrequent, but I continued down the same path.

And then it happened:  I ran out of friggin’ storage!

So instead of uploading images to the site, I used Photobucket and then embedded the html coding. Which seemed to be working OK until I realized that the images were massive and the dimensions set by my layout with WordPress essentially cut off half of the photo. The full photo is visible of you click the image but that’s a pain in the ass.

Visually it was ugly which frustrated me and even stopped me from writing a few times in recent weeks

And so I decided to pony up and paid the piper and beginning with my next post, we’re back in business in terms of media files.  That said, the upgrade also presents other opportunities I may explore in the future.

Thanks for sticking around,

Ben, aka CardboardIcons.

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