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Postby Voguishstorm » October 25th, 2021, 7:15 pm

Halp! Yes I come back from the dead needing help. I was going to come back with a legacy update but...

I'm having issues publishing it. I use Wordpress (in website version). It worked fine until I ran out of space, plus it was annoying to post.
Then I discovered Open Live Writer, which is a dream for the whole writing part. Except now it keeps having issues when it comes to publishing it to my Wordpress.
It keeps telling me that "Picture Upload Not Supported by Blog". It's not the first time I've had this issue, and I tried everything online to fix it to no avail.

At this point I'm fed up of always getting my simming interupted by Sims 3 bugs AND apparently blogging barriers too.

What is an alternative that

a) is free
b) will be a lifelong alternative because I'm writing an Alphabetcy so I need lots of picture storage space
c) doesn't ask me to jump through countless hoops just to post an update.

Bonus points if I can get it to work with Wordpress because I don't really want to move my whole blog over :/
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Re: How do you blog without headaches?

Postby Ani-Mei » October 25th, 2021, 7:39 pm

Well I don't know if you have Office or not, but I use it to make Power Points, then I upload those power points to Slide Share and post a link on my LJ that in turn gets copied here for reading. I used to do blog type posts on my LJ in the early days, until the Photobucket fiasco forced me off that. I wasn't paying for it to retrieve my pictures that it "stole" when it went behind a paywall. Good thing I have all those pictures on jump drives. I don't know if you want those three extra steps but it does have WordPress support on Slide Share so you just share the link when the power point is ready and copy it into a WordPress blog.
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Re: How do you blog without headaches?

Postby Voguishstorm » October 25th, 2021, 7:47 pm

I don't mind extra steps if it reliantly works. I do have Office.

Teach my uncultured butt. What is LJ?

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Re: How do you blog without headaches?

Postby Calamity Jade » October 25th, 2021, 8:11 pm

When I post on WP I don't actually host my images on there, I first upload them to IMGUR. They seem to load faster that way too.
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Re: How do you blog without headaches?

Postby Voguishstorm » October 25th, 2021, 8:20 pm

Isn't it a pain to add them to your post one by one though? That's what I used to do with Photobucket and why I loved Open Live Writer because I could just upload them all in my post, then write, and pouf, done, instead of uploading them one by one.
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Re: How do you blog without headaches?

Postby Ani-Mei » October 25th, 2021, 8:24 pm

LJ= LiveJournal it's an older blog site, at least 20 years old but still works. It was founded in 1999.
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Re: How do you blog without headaches?

Postby peachy123uk » October 25th, 2021, 11:07 pm

I use blogger and have no restrictions on how much I post and I have posted a lot. But you can put on all your pictures on it at once. I don't edit my pictures, and taken using the camera from the camera (ts2). My opinion I would just start anew and put a link to your all other stories.
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Re: How do you blog without headaches?

Postby nooboostar » Today, 2:09 am

A little late to the party, but I totally get your frustration. I used to use LJ and then switched to Blogger.

Livejournal is pretty good for blogging, to be honest, I didn't feel like I was limited at any point except when it came to uploading images: I used to host them on IMGUR like Calamity and had to copy-paste the image links one by one into my posts (which was a hassle at first, but then I got used to it). I don't remember if there's a way to upload directly to LJ or copy-paste the images all at once, but if there is then I would definitely suggest LJ as an alternative. My only problem is that it's pretty dead overall since it's a very old site, so I used to cross-post here and on my tumblr to increase traffic/exposure. I also used to tag the heck out of my posts, but that's standard procedure for any blogger lol.

Speaking of Imgur I highly recommend giving it a try, because it's so easy and awesome to use. I never used Photobucket so I'm not sure how similar it is to Imgur, but one feature I especially liked about Imgur was that it provides different links you can copy of your image depending on the type of site you use or the image size you want (eg: html link, direct link, small-sized photo link, etc).

I really like Ani's idea of making your posts via PowerPoint and then hosting them on your blogging platform, too. That was my back-up plan in case I couldn't find a blogging platform I liked more than LJ. If you don't want the hassle of starting anew, then I'd suggest this option since you just need to provide the link to the PowerPoint on your Wordpress. Another possible option would be to 'archive' your wordpress if you decide to move to another platform (similar to what I did with my LJ). I kept all my posts on there, it's just that I stopped actively using the site. That way people can still access my journal if they come across an old story/challenge of mine and I don't need to worry about moving everything to a new site.

As for Blogger, I've only just started using it recently but I'm pretty happy with how things are going. I feel like it's much easier to use, especially since you can directly upload multiple images from your computer at once like Peachy said, so that made the blogging process less complicated and way faster. I'm not sure how 'active' or 'popular' Blogger is in comparison to LJ, though, so I still do the whole cross-posting thing on the forums and my tumblr.

I hope this helps you! Best of luck with your blogging journey! :D
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