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Saturday, July 02, 2005

Can a Blog run out of space?

I find it hard to believe that one can upload and download all these pictures etc. and not pay one cent for the priviledge. Well, that is not strictly correct; we have just altered our ISP plan from a maximum of Something which cost us $55 per month, to an Unlimited plan for $64 per month. Since I discovered Blogging, our usage skyrocketed and our monthly ISP charge was over $70, so I thought it prudent to upgrade. But isn't it amazing that people all over the world can put all this stuff online for all to see, and apart from your ISP charge, it costs nothing. Can you imagine how much it would cost to print all this stuff and mail it to all the people who look at your blog? Guess I am showing my age again...kids these days think nothing of it - they just take it for granted. I can't. I keep thinking of things to put on here that people have asked for, i.e. photos of my linen collection, patterns for aprons, sketches from the Autograph Book, and now Meggie Cat has expressed interest in my swap cards - Crinoline ladies in particular. So, getting back to my original question - is there a limit, or can we go on forever?


meggiecat said...

$64 per month? Sheesh that seems so expensive! Is that average for ISP charges?

I believe there is not a limit on blogger. They are bragging on the Bogger Buzz page that the response to Bogger Images has been huge.

I can hardly wait to see the Crinoline Ladies. Each time I see some of your embroideries, I think that the images would make lovely greeting cards.

Pam Kellogg said...

Gina, that does seem expensive. I don't know what your dollars convert to in US money but I only pay $15.00 a month for unlimited ISP time.

As for blogging time, yes I remember asking Linda about that. I couldn't believe that we can blog and post all these photos for free! It's so wonderful and I'm having so much fun!

Chloe said...

Yep - it is free. The only limitation I have struck so far is Flickr stops listing your photos (but doesn't remove them) when you reach 200 photos. Only the most recent 200 are listed, unless you pay. But they don't disappear off blogs.

That $64 Australian translates to about $42 USA money. And we are paying $40 (Australian) here - $28 USA money - not unlimited, but we are pretty heavy users, and have never reached our limit.

Gina E. said...

I know it sounds a lot, and if I shopped around, I could probably get cheaper rates, but we have everything with one company - landline, mobile phone, broadband, and cable t.v, and we get a good discount on our monthly bill. Apart from that, if we changed ISP, I think you have to change your email addresses to suit them, and I just can't be bothered fussing around with all that!

Kim Carney said...

I have often thought i would run out of space on my blog (because of all the images). Blogging, scanning, flickr, high-speed internet! It can be an expensive habit. But I love it.