Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Blog Mostly Recovered!

Well Sparky, 
My blog is now
almost completely recovered!
I still have a few miscellaneous photos to reload to posts, but most of the posts are done.  In the end, I had to go through almost every post and reload the photos on each one!

First I tried to just recover the photos from the Recycle Bin and restore them.  That captured some of the photos that got deleted but not all of them.  It did not restore them to Picasa or to the web album for "Blogger".  Some that I deleted from the "web album" were just gone.  Luckily I still had copies in other places on my computer.  So, I had to swear alot, stay up way too late, and look up a bunch of stuff online.

Then I tried re-uploading the photos in groups to the web album that Blogger draws from, hoping the photos would re-appear.  My posts wouldn't sync up to repopulate the photos - even with the correct, matching file names!  So, I had to swear some more, fume, look up more stuff, tinker, have a drink or two.

So, I resolved to go through each post and upload the pics for each - for about 155 posts. Luckily, I've been a lazy poster over the years!!  Otherwise, I'm not sure I would have done it.  My neck got sore, my eyes got blurry, I stayed up way too late, I had bad dreams.

I did contemplate just letting the whole thing go.....and starting over with something new.  After all, I have virtually no readers anymore now that I'm out of the EDM loop.  But I didn't want to lose all of the things I've entered over the past 5 or so years.

Now, I need to figure out how to back this all up!  And I need to read more about Picasa and the web albums - and send them feedback about my experience (as if anyone will care, but I've seen posts from others who have had similar troubles).  It seems to me that one should be able to remove a photo from an album and not necessarily remove it from one's computer - and be able to retransfer photos back to the original account if desired.

It's been a MAJOR PAIN!!  But I did go back and fix some photos and edit some stuff. It also gave me a chance to better organize my photos.  I had them saved haphazardly in several different folders,  using different formatting.  I have a bit of OCD, which is a helpful trait when doing something like this!


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