To old content that is!
I don’t know how many of you use/have used Photobucket or are aware of the recent changes to the T&Cs, basically Photobucket no longer allow third party hosting unless you chose to upgrade to their most expensive plan (a tidy $399.99 a year). My email of doom rolled in around 6am this morning and lo, many of my images are now broken…
Now, I could tell you all about how ridiculous I find this and how I honestly can’t fathom how they though it was a good idea to do this to the people who already bought paid plans (because screw free users, right okay I get it) but honestly, I’d already moved away from Photobucket because of how absolutely awful and frustrating the site was to use so this isn’t affecting my current blogging, just my older posts. Why did I move away? Months of upload errors, zero resolution from customer service, glitches glitches and more glitches, a constant stream of ads that freeze your PC or give you a lovely little virus…yeah, I gave up on Photobucket a long time ago. I didn’t see the point moaning about it at the time, but the fact is I considered a paid plan a long time ago and decided against it based on how awful the service was to use. I’m not going to pay you now to save my old crap.
And there’s the real point to this post; my old content is just no good. It’s not worth saving and it’s certainly not worth paying for. I don’t like how critical a tone I used (even when I liked what I was talking about!), I don’t like the poor quality images, perhaps most importantly I don’t think those posts are of any use to anyone. They don’t represent the quality of work I try to produce now, after almost 2 years of learning how to create content I’m happy with, and honestly when I see people have been clicking on those posts I worry ‘do they think that’s the best I can do?’.
I’ve been wondering whether to delete these old posts or not for some time now since some people say you should delete old content while others say you shouldn’t, or that you should rework it. Photobucket changing their T&Cs is a catalyst for me and, rather than spend months trying to rework old posts about snacks and subscription boxes long since forgotten, I think it is time that I say good bye to my early forays into blogging. Some I will rework, most will disappear.
It’s going to take some time for me to clear out/rework the old broken posts so please bear with me if you come across something that should not be. I wasn’t exactly planning to celebrate 2 years of blogging by purging old content, but I guess it needs to happen. I’m grateful that it’s only my old stuff that has been affected, it could have been a lot worse. Onwards and upwards!
I hope the changes at Photobucket haven’t caused too much trouble for any of you. I’ll be waving goodbye to my account over there since really, what use is it anymore? You will get no ransom from me old friend. To my fellow Photobucket (ex) users, I wish you all the patience in fixing what is now broken (ノ﹏ヽ)ノ♡