Monday, June 22, 2009

Cyberspace Train Wreck

I was involved in a cyberspace "Train Wreck" on Friday when I decided I would join the rest of the world and find a space online to park and share the many photos I have saved. Besides family pictures, I have saved hundreds of pictures for use on my blog. Back in February when I first started posting stories, I would post one or the most three pictures. Now it's Katy-Bar-The-Door, The World is my Oyster, He-Who-Dies-With-The-Most-Pictures-Wins motto for me! So...I decided Picasa was a good place to put the 2,500 photos that my hard drive has been holding onto tightly. They were safe until I took them out for a walk to Picasa.

When you go into a site they ask for email and password, computer info and permissions...I read quickly so that I might have instant gratification. Also I need to start dinner so I am in a hurry! I truly amaze myself that I have figured out to do the things associated with the blog, at this point I am thinking I am pretty Internet Savvy, WRONG!

I'm in the site now and it asks "Do you want to transfer one picture or all?" In a hurry, I did all. Now delete the ones I don't want. Lots of pictures and one file in particular are duplicates of another file. In my little brain I said, "Already have these, delete." No warning at Picasa to bloggers that deleting files could affect your least not on the page that I looked at all of 2 seconds before deleting! Later on Friday night when I was checking comments on the blog, my pictures were gone. Text but no photos. Two weeks ago it was photos and no text. Odd how Blogland can pull the rug out from under you like that. I Googled the problem, pictures from blog gone forever when you delete the file. I still have them on my computers' hard drive but have you ever tried to remember what you posted to go along with text? Hey, I can't remember what I did yesterday so this was going to be a problem.

Saturday I was pretty down about the huge task of trying to recover when my husband said, "Why don't you just start fresh, GrannyMountain II?" Good advice and now I'll just fix the best posts at my leisure and go on posting a day at a time, just like I've been doing.

Life is like that, bumps in the road but you just figure out how to go over them, or around them!


  1. So Sorry. Oh how stressful for you!! I'm glad you came to terms with a new solution. Thanks for sharing your misfortune with the rest of us. It's something to learn from.

  2. Sorry. I use Picasa and have done the same thing before. Thanks for sharing with us.

    I enjoy reading your blog so much, and Im glad that you will continue to post.

  3. Joy, this is such a shame. I admire your positive attitude. Keep smiling.

  4. Luckly you found a solution. Thanks for sharing with us

  5. I will try to remember this although I have only kept my pictures on my hard drive so far..
    I am having a problem with blogger when I down load pictures for a post not letting me drag and drop any more. I know they used to let you do this..
    O well nothings prefect in this world.

  6. Technology is a miracle when all goes well but a curse when it fails. You're having a great attitude....I am not so patient with a photo loss.

  7. That is just terrible. You had such beautiful pictures on your blog. I still keep mine on hard drive but it will get full someday, oh my, what to do then????? Don't think I will use Picasa....

  8. Hi Joy! I'm happy to hear that you have found a way to deal with this. Attitude is everything! I hope you are having a great week!!...hugs...Debbie

  9. You're such a trooper!

    I remember times when I've been on horrific deadlines, have typed all but the last few grafs of an article, then in a hurry, hit some wayward button, and poof, everything gone.

    After I spit out a few expletives, flattened my cheek on my desk, and exhaled, I'd start to write the piece all over. And you know what?

    The second iteration was way better.

    Keep the faith.

    We love your blog!!!

  10. Thanks so much for the encouraging words. Let me tell you, I nearly had a meltdown when I realized that the pictures were all gone from the blog. I am the eternal optimist and my glass was EMPTY this time! haha I am just going to repost the older blogs that are family stories, I love them so bear with me...


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