This is a general post on blogging with some Great Horned Owls for company as you read all this. I think the owls make it more interesting. It is really boring.
Recently a note popped up on my Picasa albums. Picasa is being shut down. If you previously used Picasa to host your blogger blog photos, you have to switch to Google Photos. Something new to learn. I have not studied it yet.
Have any of you switched over and are using Google Images to host your photos for your blog? I am just wondering how to upload and how to link to the photos. Looks more complicated that Picasa.
Blogger has gone through such an evolution of changes since I first started. Blogger was started in 1999 by a small company in San Francisco called Pyra Labs, they were just three friends doing other computer work and Blogger arrived out of that. It was difficult to find out how to fix things and get help in the first year. I had a few other blogs before this one.
At one point I went on the old Blogger help forums to help out and I was locked out of all my accounts. (Automated robot did it). My first blog was taken over by someone reposting all my posts as theirs (scraper). It was the wild, wild west in blogging terms.
In 2003 Blogger was bought by Google. There were huge changes to go through the first years but it is better now. It is always agony to go through changes. A lot of us have gone through Old Blogger and New Blogger and survived. We even went through Blogger Beta in 2006 and Blogger in Draft.
Google bought Picasa in 2004 and it has been a great photo host for bloggers. The name is a blend of "my house" in Spanish and Pablo Picasso. I am so sad that they are closing it down. What to do?
Please leave a comment if you are using the new Google Photos to add the images to your blogs. Or let me know where you host your blog photos. I am not on Google+ as they will not accept the name that I am most commonly known as "Island Rambles". This is considered a pseudonym. I can't seem to be both Nora and Island Rambles there. May need help. Hoot! Hoot!
In my Google Blogger Post Editor my Spell Check no longer works. Anyone else having this same error????
I hope my baby owls kept you company as you read the blog. They are from two years ago. I stood in the pouring rain by myself and watched this lovely sequence of flying exercises. You can see the raindrops if you click on the slide show. (I was using a long lens and I was completely hidden from the owls.)
I have mixed emotions when I put in the owlets as none of us are sure if any of them made it. I could not look at the photos for a long time as I have a tender heart. But I have decided that these pictures want to be shown if they can possibly help us to admire and love wildlife in any way.
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LATER INFO ADDED AFTER PUBLICATION:
All our Picasa photos are visible at Google Photos now, you log into Google Photos. You can upload and organize your photos there. They will create a new place for us to access our Picasa Web Album data. You will only be able to view, download, or delete these albums in Picasa not create, organize or edit the old Picasa albums as you have to do this in Google Photos. The changes start to roll out on May 1, 2016. As of March 15 they will no longer support the Picasa desktop application. They will not be updating it. In Google Photos you can upload photos and videos using a desktop uploader. I could not find the uploader or it did not work so still investigating that. Link to Google Picasa Blog Picasa Google letter. Link to the Google Images Uploader that I cannot figure out.