To hold the world in the palm of your hand

WordPress tells me that I have now used up the entire 3Gb of storage offered on my plan. This means that if I wish to continue maintaining this site then I’m going to have to make a decision on what to do next. I can either fork out for a premium plan or transfer everything onto a domain. Either choice will mean having to spend money that I don’t have at the moment, for now, I guess I will just have to hold off on posting – or really make an effort to curate and clear out my media library of any pictures/media that I don’t use. I’ve said this many times before, but I really need to start writing with greater frequency. Perhaps limiting how many images I post will force me to put down the camera and pick up the pen a little more.

I have a few pictures that I was able to take yesterday as I was doing some overtime at the office. Enjoy.

You can now follow my adventures on Instagram here.



13 Comments Add yours

  1. Or you can do what I did when I ran out of space of my first free WP blog: simply open another free blog and your followers will sooner or later start to follow you there as well.

  2. Unique and emotional as usual. Please find a way to keep blogging!

  3. colingarrow says:

    Yeah, sometimes you’ve just got to make that decision and choose whether to eat or create. 😉

  4. I, for one, would miss your posts…
    There might be as many as… oh, say about 14,575 others who might feel the same.

  5. Brings a new light on the “Critical” portion of the phrase “Critical Dispatches.”

  6. G~ says:

    Wow. I’m not here often enough to even reach the limits without being prompted to pay up. I’d take up on some of the noters here and start up a new blog and reference everyone to it. LOL… Beat the system if you can!

  7. Yeah once I started posting higher-quality images I realized I would soon run out of space on WordPress. I opened a free Flickr account and now use that to host my photos. I simply paste URLs to the photos within WordPress and no longer have any space issues.

  8. These are incredible!! You’re do talented!!!

  9. I have been had the notion to get myself a and associated domain name for the longest time. It is, once again, on my ‘to-do’ list this year – I guess I have put it off because I am just not sure how much work is required of me when I do change over – bit hesitant to take the plunge. I figure the money might be worth it if I’m guaranteed of whatever it is I will be paying for.
    I guess it’s been a while since you wrote this post so how did you go with your decision?

    1. criticaldispatches says:

      As a learning tool .org has helped tremendously in better understanding online technology. However, migrating looks to have massively negatively effected the reach and traffic to my blog. I primarily made the change as a learning experience; traffic was never the motivation behind creating the site – Though, while on .com, I did enjoy some small modicum of success with the platform. It also pushed me to earn a couple of certificates in online tech stuff. If you want to reach a wide audience and for the pleasure of writing, I would advise sticking with .com.

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