First the background…
Close to two years ago I gave my daughter Tiffany a challenge.
Tiff was going to have her first baby and the challenge was to take a picture every day and post it online.
I suggested using Blogger, which is owned by Google. I used Blogger as my host for multiple blogs and its interface is easy to use.
So Tiff posted at least one pic a day of her 1st born, Calvin for over a year. When her second child came around, the pictures were a little more sporadic.
Tiffany recently came across a problem and was looking for advice.
I have a little problem… apparently I’ve used all of my allotted 1 GB of space in my Picasa web album, which is where all my blog photos go. So I either have to pay for more storage or find a different place to host my blog. Do you have any suggestions for me? I would like to be as cheap as possible but I obviously will need a LOT of storage capabilities. Thanks.
Picasa is owned by Google and as Tiffany states, they only allow 1 GB of storage.
I came up with a couple ideas:
Flickr, which is owned by Yahoo! has unlimited storage, with a few limitations. With Flicker you can upload 300MB every month; http://www.flickr.com/help/
Instead of uploading to Picasa, you can embed the html code into your blog. Here’s where I found info on getting the html embed code on blogger: http://www.flickr.com/help/
My other idea involved Google Accounts was to start a second Google account, which includes Google Drive, G-mail and everything else Google related. Blogger allows you to have more than one person as administrators of your blog, so after you create a second account, you use that second account to add more pictures because you have another 1 GB of free Picasa storage with the second account.
Details are here on how to add another user http://support.google.com/