Saturday, March 27, 2010


Remember those incredibly cute Disneyland pictures I just put up?

And those also incredibly cute family pictures I put up a while ago?

Well, if you clicked on those links, you may have noticed...they're gone. (UPDATE: They WERE gone, but now, they're back. See follow-up post. Hooray!)

It's because I'm an idiot.

It's also because Blogger is an idiot. If that's possible.

So...for some reason, on my computer, it is SUPER INCREDIBLY MIND-NUMBINGLY INSANELY YOU-WOULDN'T-BELIEVE-IT-LY HORRIFICALLY difficult to post pictures on my blog via Blogger. I'll put the cursor where I want the picture to go, upload the picture, and the picture will always always always load to the top of the post. No matter what. I've Googled quite a bit to find a solution to this, and while I've found many people with the same problem, I've never found the solution.

SO if I upload my pictures to Blogger, I have to drag and drop them through my entire post to get them to the right place in my post. It. Is. Annoying. Especially since I tend to be...oh, you know, tending to utilize prolific phrases in order to effectively communicate whatever it is that I happen to be wanting to say...AKA "wordy." So I have to drag my pictures through all this text, and for some reason, dragging doesn't make the text box automatically scroll, so I have to drag it down as far as I can, let go, scroll down, and repeat.

Oh. My. Kill me.

SO when I have multiple pictures to include in a post, I use Wordpress. They go right where they're supposed to, thank you very much. I just write my entire post on my mom/sister's Wordpress headbands site, and then copy/paste the whole thing into Blogger. Not ideal, but so much better than the drag and drop.

And then, today, I was an idiot.

I was updating said headbands site when I noticed all those extra pictures hanging around in the media folder. I was like, "Oh, those are taking up space. I should get rid of those since my posts are already published." As I look back now, I hang my head in shame. Deleting those pictures from the site from whence they came will also delete them from the site to whence they went! (No, I'm not sure if you can say that like that.) So obviously, when I clicked on over to my blog today, no pictures. Slapping of the forehead ensued.

So, my pictures are gone. Indefinitely. I think (hope) I just need to re-upload them to that Wordpress dashboard.

Sigh. Because I have time to do that.

Speaking of spending time appropriately, I am supposed to be doing homework right now while Dallin watches the baby for me. Um...awesome.

Maybe I'll get it all done and then delete that too.

**p.s. If any of you have/had similar problems with uploading pictures to Blogger and know how to fix ME. That would make you one of my favorites. Which would be sweet, trust me.


  1. I think Blogger just defaults the pictures to the top. At least that's what I assumed.

    When I know I'm going to be using pictures I upload all of the pictures first and write around it (or copy/paste my words in around it. I usually compose posts in a word document first.) It makes it easy enough if you already know what you're going to say and what order you want the pictures in.

  2. Yeah I think I tried uploading all the pictures beforehand once and it took way too much forethought lol. I'd have to decide which ones to use, what order to put them in, and then reverse that...nope, too lazy.

    The word document thing is a pretty good idea. Maybe I'll have to try that. Or I could just remember that deleting the pictures = not a good idea.

  3. I hate uploading pics with I don't. I use Windows Live Writer now. Uploading pictures is so much faster, you can arrange them much easier, and it will connect right to Blogger so when you click publish it immediately posts the whole thing to your blog. Much simplier.

  4. I have always assumed blogger was stupid in that sense. I'm excited to see that other people have found a way around dragging their pictures all over! As you said, Oh My Kill Me.

  5. I had that problem for a long time too. But I think I finally figured it out, although I am still working on deciphering the new format. I also thought blogger was dumb for that reason, hence I determined to figure out the problem.

    If you go into settings, the "basic" tab, then scroll most of the way down to global settings, you can choose 'old editor' or 'updated editor' in "select post editor." The updated one lets you download all the pictures you want and put your cursor where you want them to go.

    See if that works, although the windows live writer sounds pretty sweet too, and it's probably faster. Good luck!


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