Tuesday, 13 December 2011

A problem with blogger

I seem to be having a problem with blogger and wondered if anyone else has ? I have tried to upload a new header photo on a few occasions  and every time I do I get a message saying " sorry but you have exceeded your photo upload quota"  but how come I can keep uploading photo's to the main body of my posts then ?? I don't understand, anyone else had this problem ??? if so please tell me what you did about it.

I haven't been a good blogger of late and I feel bad about that. I have however been reading other peoples blogs and it seems that everyone is busy doing Christmasy things. There is certainly nothing for me to blog about the allotment as I haven't been up there for weeks and I don't intend growing anything throughout the winter, I guess I'm out of love with my plot at the moment, but come the Spring I hope to be back in the mood again, fingers crossed !

All my presents are now bought and most wrapped and some even given out to those I wont see over the Christmas. I am working in London again this year with with the homeless.  'Crisis' has been going for 40 years this year and they do a wonderful job, not just at Christmas but all year round.

I will work an early shift on Christmas day and a late shift on 27th. I can't wait as last year I got so much pleasure from it that I didn't feel that I was sacrificing my Christmas at all, in fact it was special working with the people there, and we had such a lovely Christmas day.  I get to spend Boxing day with the family and give the grandchildren our presents to open then, so they have another present opening day.  We will also spend New Year with the family,  so what's a few days to give up for a worthy cause. In case your wondering ! my husband will be well looked after with the family and doesn't mind me doing  'my thing'.

I also get to spend time with my youngest son and his partner as they are volunteering again as well, so I will have Christmas dinner with them in the evening when we finish our shift. 

I haven't really put up lot's of decorations as we wont be at home, but a few here and there and lovely candles look warm and inviting.


LittleGem said...

I've been getting that same message if I try to write more than one blog post a day it seems like you are allowed a set amount daily to upload, but its very annoying as there is no way of fixing it!

Becca's Dirt said...

Gosh I could have written that post. Just check out my blog. I have neglected my blog of late but will get in the swing in the spring. Happy holidays and bless you for helping the less fortunate. I have also found it a blessing just to serve others.

Mark Willis said...

Sorry Maureen, can't help with the photo upload query. I do know however that you can upgrade your storage quota with Google for a very modest sum. This might be worth investigating. I bought more space because I post so many photos!

Maureen said...

Hi LITTLE GEM, thanks for the comment, but I don't post that often recently and certainly not daily so not sure what my problem is.
M x

Hi BECCA, I see what you mean ! I popped over to your blog and it looks like we have both lost our Mojo ! lets hope we get it back by next season !! I agree it is lovely to serve others, so much pleasure that it can't be described, it has to be experienced. M x

Hi MARK, Thanks for the info, I will look into that. I never realised that google charged for space, but I guess that they also have to make a living. I still don't understand how come I get to upload to the post and not the header though.
m x

The Cookie Jar said...

Hi Maureen, Can't help with the header problem, I think blogger is having a bit of a silly season. I tried to add to my list of blogs I read and it is having nothing to do with it.

Don't worry about the food blogger thing. I was more concerned I might offend by tagging people.

I have to say fairplay to you for giving up your christmas to help the homelass That is the true spirit of Christmas.

Best wishes for Christmas and the New Year.

ginny said...

Hi Maureen,
What a wonderful thing to do at Christmas & the true spirit of what it is all about. so lovely that you can share it with other members of your family. November was so busy that i hardly posted either... sometimes life is just too busy. hope you are keeping well,
love Ginny x

Anna said...

Not sure what to suggest Maureen as I do not have a header photograph. It does sound odd though if you can upload other photos with no issues. I think that there is a Blogger help forum which might be worth a try. I am glad to see that there is somebody else who does not see much of their allotment over the winter :)

Pam said...

Sometimes it's best to walk away from the screen - then start again. I don't know why that works - probably just gives itself time to settle down again!
We all have ups and downs with blogging - some of my posts have been so short lately they barely make upone sentence!
Have a great time this Christmas. You're very special to do this for others and I really admire you for it.
P xx