Happy New Year everyone. It's not too late to say that, right? It's taken me awhile to come back here partly because I was busy celebrating the holidays, but partly because I am quite saddened about what has happened to this little blog.
Long story short... I have erased quite a few of my pictures from past posts and will not be able to retrieve them. If you use flickr, then read what happened to me below so it doesn't happen to you, but for the rest of you, I won't bore you with the details. Thank you to some of the readers who emailed me about this problem and after much effort, I will not be able to get them back. Thankfully I didn't erase all of them, but I am taking some time to work out a new way to store photos. If anyone has any great suggestions on how to store lots of pictures somewhere other than your computer, please share. In the meantime, I'll be back soon with a really great couscous recipe, but I just needed to vent first.
my flickr faux pas...
I purchased a flickr pro account so that I could store an unlimited amount of photos on flickr. I upload pictures from iphoto on my mac using the flickr uploader in iphoto. Over the holidays, I decided to clean out a lot of pictures from my computer to free up some memory, thinking they would forever be on flickr. And since I was serious about freeing up space, I deleted them and then deleted them permanently (ugh). A week later, a reader (hi Pamm) emailed me about my photos being gone. Well, turns out, when you use the flickr uploader, it is simple a mirror image of your iphoto library. So, if you delete a picture in iphoto, it is deleted from flickr. Which for me, defeats the purpose all together because I wanted to use flickr to free up space on my computer. Anyway, after being outraged and feeling wronged that flickr never told me this, I have moved on and I am just thankful I didn't go too crazy and erase everything. I'm now in the process of finding a better place for my photos and will slowly work on re-photographing food that I lost. I hope someone out there can learn from my mistake.