Mid-Atlantic Musings is less than 2 years old and my skating blog On Thin Ice has yet to crest it's first birthday. Yet the other day when I attempted to add a photo to a yet unpublished post, I was informed by blogger that I'd hit the wall of my 1 GB of free storage space. Blogger will still allow me to post words. Words apparently don't take up space, but a blog without pix is like a joke without a punchline. Many who read my blogs have been in the blogging game much, much longer than me and I assume some must have also been confronted by this same 1 GB limit. My question to you is what is the best strategy? a). throw blogger a few dollars a month to buy more space, or b). jump ship and look for a new blog home with more free space; perhaps tumblr. or Posterous? The dollar amount isn't that much when viewed within one year, but over ten years it adds up to significant money that could be spent elsewhere.
This brings up another unrelated question: what happens to blogspots that don't exceed their space limits but the author kicks the bucket or perhaps just decides to stop posting? Do those photos just sit in the ethernet for as long as there's electricity? I blog, therefore I exist?