To resolve my uploading issues I have a few possible options:
- Buy storage. Although it's only $2.50/month for the smallest storage package and arguably more worth it than my yearly $20-something fee that I pay for unlimited Flickr storage, I somehow feel like this is the least desirable option.
- Migrate Just J to a new blog platform. This has some major disadvantages, namely setting up an entirely new blog, which takes a lot of time and probable frustration.
- Delete my old blog. My old blog is where the majority of my photos come from, so deleting that should presumably free me back up for new posts. Minimal effort, but probably maximum emotional pain.
Option 3 seems like the logical and easiest solution, but I find myself hesitating a lot. How can I kill off something that I worked on for 3 years? Sure, the images that I took personally I'll always have, but it's more about the post writing that I'm loathe to let go of. I exported my blog, but the export format only seems to export the text into an XML format which doesn't leave it in a very readable state. Also, without the accompanying images, the posts are missing its heart.
Moving from that old blog to this one was like a fresh start, similar to getting a new haircut. Deleting my old blog feels more like deciding to take a photo of that designer purse you saved up months for and then selling it for $5 to the next person you pass on the street. Sure, you'll have that photo, but we know that's not the same.
I went through so much while on that blog: changing cities, travelling countries, changing jobs, careers, relationships, friends. That blog is probably how many of you found me now. Perhaps I'm being overly sentimental and it really is time to just rip off that bandaid. Who knows. I've been searching for a sign to kick me into some decision on what I want to do with blogging and writing in general. Maybe this is it?
I'll keep you posted readers. In the meantime, I'd love to hear your take, so leave me a comment!