Space, the final frontier
Posted by joeabbott on June 22, 2011
When I first signed up for a WordPress blog site, I was given 3 GB of space. It’s the standard allotment.
As I also had a Flickr site, which has an unlimited space allotment, I would religiously post pictures to Flickr and then, in the blog, link to the posted images. I did this to avoid “running out of space” on my WordPress blog. It was a bit tedious, but it felt safe.
From time to time, I’d post an image, worry, check the size remaining, and was always surprised that it didn’t eat up more space up on WordPress than I thought I would.
I really enjoy Live Writer … web apps are cool, but slower, have fewer features, and seem to have some innate fragility that you get when a stateless system attempts to mimic state. In a few years they’ll get this right, even now the quality is vastly superior to even second generation web apps … but, for now: Live Writer.
Live Writer let’s me save drafts (something I don’t do as often as I should), pull down posted entries for updating, supports multiple sites, and dropping images into entries and working with them is snappy. Which brings me back to that space issue I started this entry with.
By being easier to work with images, I found myself posting more and more; Live Writer would upload the images to WordPress and take care of the behind-the-scenes details. Lovely. But, I worried about space.
And this is about as perfect an example as I can find for why I don’t usually worry: it almost always amounts to nothing (or nothing you can do something about). So, for now … time to stop fretting about this and get on with posting!