Tuesday, June 12, 2012

{ A Blogging What Not To Do! }

Some of you may have noticed a while back, that my blog had black/white exclamation points in the place where my pictures should have been, there's a reason for that. 

And I'm here to tell you 
what not to do...

So, it all started with me getting a new cell phone. 
Easy enough right?
So after my cell company transferred all my pictures and contacts/stuff. 
I decided to "clean house" and get rid of pictures that I really didn't need on my phone. I mean, I didn't do anything with them on my old smart phone. 
Why bother keeping them on my new, clean, crisp one.....
This is what I saw on my phone, then i got all delete happy...
So, I'm deleting (blog) pictures off my phone (insert joyful whistling here) I mean why not, they are on my blog I don't really need them on my phone. 
Fast forward a few hours.... 
and this is what I see in place of everything picture on my blog
Pretty aren't they? 
Did I puke? Cry?

Moral of the story
Yes, Rachel your gmail account is attached to your blog "everything" on your phone. (did I think of that at the time)
If you delete the pictures that you see on your phone that are currently on your blog. 
They no longer will be there.... 

Just leave them alone. 
Don't touch them.
Just smile and walk away. 

I'll give you one guess as to what I do in my "sparest of spare" time now-a-days.
Yes, that's right. 
I reload every stinking picture that was on my blog from
Yes, it deleted everything. 
 All of my hundreds of pictures, to all my side bar gadgets as well as my paper & header.

And if you're wondering, I did check my online picasa web album.
It was empty.

( hard )Lesson Learned.

Edited to add:
If you happen to come across one of my blog posts with the cursed black box, don't worry. I'll get to it soon enough. 

But if you really, really need to see the pictures. Just shoot me an email and I'll try to get that post done a little faster.

Thanks to all of you for hanging in there with me, 
while I learn "what not to do" with my phone.
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  1. So sorry! I totally feel your pain. The same thing happened to me a couple years ago when I deleted an old g-mail account. (long story). I have had to re-take most of my photos--which works with recipes, but not so much with before/after DIY projects. Such a pain in the hiney! Good luck.

  2. okay, that's really horrible. technology. blech.

  3. Oh lord have mercy you poor thing! Best of luck getting the photos back on.

  4. so sorry!! My friend did this several years ago and THANKFULLY I learned my lesson from her and have left well enough alone. Good luck reloading everything!

  5. Oh man! That's not funny. Thanks for the heads up!

  6. Oh no!! I did the same thing last year!

  7. I have done that too! Its a terrible terrible terrible lesson. It takes way longer to fix...thanks for sharing now I know I am not the only one.

  8. Oh I am so sorry. My biggest fear when I start messing with my phone and photos. I am so sorry, and also I am so sorry for what the Anonymous wrote. Remember that is from a coward!! Don't give them the time of day. They obviously don't know you. I love your blog and love following you on Pinterest. Keep up the great work and again I am so sorry. Shannon

    1. Thank you Shannon, I really appreciate your kind words.


  9. That was a really calm explanation. I think mine would have been filled with sobbing, screaming.... all the likes!

  10. That is so sad! I think this is yet another reason for me not to get a smart phone :-( Sorry, I would be crying too! I really just want to get mine transferred to a book for a journal so I have a back up. Have you heard of any relatively easy ways to do that??

  11. I learned the same lesson. Darn that company. Made me mad. And then I reached my photo quota - and had to buy more storage space. They are killing me! But - CUTE NEW DESIGN and header. Silver lining?!

  12. I ran across a similar situation on my blog. Thankfully I didn't get too carried away before I realized what had happened. That's awful that happened to you, I feel terrible and can totally feel your frustration. Good for you and going back to upload all of the old photo's. That a lot of work and time. I just stumbled across your blog and love it, so I'm glad you are. :) thanks for all the inspiration!!

  13. I don't have any type of phone like that but I uploaded a lot of my blog pics to photobucket and today found out that half of them were gone from my blog. Have no idea what happened. They were still online, just not connected to my blog. I feel your pain (but not a fraction as much). Have a better day!


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