..so here are my options so I can get back in the saddle:
1. Sit my ass down and find the photos from all of the previous posts in my 30,000 pictures in iPhoto, upload them one at a time to picresize dot com, go into each post and delete the photos and upload the new ones (and hope it doesn’t mess up the alignment) Pros? I can keep my URL and continue blogging here and I’ll learn how to resize photos Cons? Many, many, many hours needed–probably WEEKS and WEEKS
2. Write a final post on this blog of one year with a link to the new blog and start fresh Pros? I can set up a new blog in seconds and keep on trucking and I don’t need to learn anything new regarding photo resizing (and when it fills up again this time next year I will need to and start another blog then, too!) Cons? I will lose followers, I will lose my URL
3. Find/pay/beg someone to resize my photos for me
4. Start blogging again at Blogger where I never had this photo issue Pros? I can set up a new blog in seconds and keep on trucking and I don’t need to learn anything new regarding photo resizing Cons? I will miss the benefits of WordPress like private & password protected posts, replying directly to specific comments and the daily stats, and my mother will miss months of future posts while she figures out how to find me on Blogger (it took her about 6 months to figure out WordPress! Hi, Mom! Luv you! ;-))
5. Start a new blog on either WordPress or Blogger and quit blogging publicly so followers, stats, privacy and stats don’t matter
Which of these makes the most sense? What would you do if you were me?
I’m leaning towards having two blogs. I would start a new personal blog about me and Coco on a new URL for friends, family (and possibly committed followers) and mark it private. I would transfer all of the personal posts– finances, health, work, adoption, etc. from this blog to the new one (when I have the time) and continue from where I left off. Then this present blog could retain the URL and followers but it would become less personal with fewer photos and focus on a being a single parent living and traveling abroad. Both of these options do require learning about photo resizing at some point but it would be at a slower, more acceptable pace.
Did I miss any other options? What do you think of my plans?