I did not have my “pro” account set up for auto-renewal, so I lost it.
Free accounts now get a terabyte of storage — more than adequate for backing up ALL of my photos now, and for a significant stretch into the future.
The one complaint that I have (and apparently I’m not the only one) is that bulk uploading of folders doesn’t seem to be possible with the Yahoo!-built uploadr tools. There are a few third-party apps that folks have developed which purportedly have this capability, but I know from experience that using any such piece of software is going to be hit-and-miss.
I’m also running a Linux desktop at home, so that complicates things a bit more. I tried Postr, but it can’t upload folders. An app called folders2flickr seemed like a good solution, but it hasn’t been updated in over two years, and I couldn’t get it to work on my system. The gThumb image viewer is another OK option; getting starting uploading is relatively simple, but drilling down through all my folders of photos seems like an epic pain in the ass. It is the one thing I really want to avoid.
It’s possible that I’m doomed to take hours and hours completing this project, or else giving up on it completely.
Do you store a ton of your photos on Flickr? How did the uploading go for you? If not the Flickr, what other online photo storage options have you explored?
It would probably be a good idea for me to add a lot more shots to the shop. Still working on getting over that “what-I-like-might-not-be-what-other-people-like” thing with regard to my creative work. Maybe I should post some potentials here on the blog and ask visitors to offer an opinion. I suppose it can’t hurt.
2013 hasn’t gone exactly as I expected all the way through. I’ve had to focus a lot of time and effort on my mental and emotional well-being, and reconsidering goals and aspirations for the future. Part of me is starting to feel like I’m too old to have “future goals.” I know that’s not the case, but thinking about it too much can bring a person down. I’ve struggled through some poor habits, poor feelings, and poor decisions this year. I want to get things back on track, but I often feel like I don’t know where to get started.
I am going to give more grad school another go-round. This cycle I’m going to put forth more effort on applications than I have in any one year in the past. Hopefully, that will mean a fruitful result, and help me to feel more like goals and aspirations are worth having. Some way or another, I’ve got to bust out of this rut and push ahead.