Thursday, March 8, 2012

Say What?

Better Homes and Garden
Has anyone had to buy more storage from Google for photos on Blogger? Hoping I didn't get scammed. I can download photos from other sources, but not my own. It also takes 24 hours to complete the purchase process. $5 for 20 GB, automatically renewing each year. I'll have to watch my billing. What a pain. 

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24 comments:

Angela said...

I also had to pay the same amount for extra space. Just 5 dollars per year and they took it automatically
from my account.
Now I have lots of free space, blog till I drop..
xoxo
Angela.

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Yes I did~along time ago. I never used to resize my photos, so I was loading and storing huge sized pics! I think I had to be billed twice so far in two years...not a scam.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

I have heard people talk about that in the past. I have never seen it come up on mine, but I only use Picasa and windows for my photos.

Dayle @ A Collection of This and That said...

I've not seen anything yet. I resize all of my photos before posting. Maybe that helps.

Laura@happyroost said...

yikes! Haven't heard of this before. I will be sure to resize all of my images from now on. .Thanks for the heads up!

Laura
www.happyroost.blogspot.com

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

I liked them! I hadn't heard of this either, thanks for the info.

Susan (My Place to Yours) said...

Yes, I did this quite awhile ago. I resize pics, but I still leave them pretty large because I can't stand tiny pics on blogs. :-) It's not a scam, but I don't remember it being an annual charge. I think mine was just $5 for lots of additional storage. They may have changed their policy on that, though.

designchic said...

I haven't heard of this, but need to check into. Seems pretty reasonable for all of the space. Happy Thursday!!

Marcia said...

Oh my, say what is right. ;) How do we resize in order to avoid this?
LOVE the black and white floors. DREAMY.
Enjoy your day, Tammy. Always great stopping by.
Much love!

Gabriela Delworth said...

Hello,

I did know that there was a storage limit but I always re-size my photos.
They are all low resolution...


Gabriela

The Uncluttered Lifestyle said...

I haven't had to pay it yet but I'm getting close... very very close.

Julie Harward said...

Cute chair! I use Picasa and have never had any problems with this. :D

Cindy said...

Hi Tammy,
I have heard of others having to do this, it's too bad you have to spend the money though, eh?
I love today's image.
Have a sweet day, Cindy

Pamela said...

I did last year and did not use anywhere near the amount I paid for but they just yesterday made me buy more so I do think it is a bit ridiculous since I still had plenty of space left. I guess now I have even more space.

podso said...

I think resizing your photos to lower resolution helps a lot with storage --- makes posting faster too. They still look pretty good.

Marla and Steve said...

Hmmm. Never heard about this. I use Picasa - love Picasa- and always post large photos. Do you feel a bit uncomfortable with a company automatically billing you and having access to your account? I'm sure it's fine but I'm just a worry wart.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

I've never heard of this before. Thanks for the info.
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I don't resize my photos before posting and I don't think I've paid any extra money...but I haven't been blogging that long and my posts aren't all that regular. I use Picasa so I wonder if that makes a difference? Who knows? It's always something. :o)

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I don't resize my photos before posting and I don't think I've paid any extra money...but I haven't been blogging that long and my posts aren't all that regular. I use Picasa so I wonder if that makes a difference? Who knows? It's always something. :o)

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

I had to pay the $5 fee after only 2 months of blogging! My photos are huge and I hate to resize, I have already been billed again at the one year mark. And no, I'm still not resizing, but I should be!

~Shanon

Heather said...

I've heard something about this before, but I haven't experience it yet. Let us know what you find out.

SSM said...

Hello Tammy,

I haven't heard of that.

I'm considering converting my blog to a .com by a host that Blogger uses for $10.00 a year.

You might want to check into it yourself.

Enjoy your weekend! :)

Calypso In The Country said...

Yes, I did that too a few months ago. It actually does give you a ton of space!
-Shelley

Pamela Bates of Mercantile Muse said...

well aparently we both hit our limit at the same time!!! I had to do the same thing just yesterday!