I think I got out of the wrong side of bed this morning.
Before work I wrote a passionate blog dissecting Facebook.
Now–after work–another blog insists upon being written. And it’s another somewhat controversial one. Darn. Probably should just go meditate for a while or hop back into bed putting the covers above the head until the inner voice is prepared to be Nice.
But alas. You’re all in for it. Along with me…
OK, I just made up headline which you’ve already seen: Why the dial-up world hates me.
Which of course isn’t even true. Of course the dial-up world doesn’t hate you, Kathy. Let’s not take things personally. Get up out of the wrong side of bed today? OK, we give. Why does the dial-up world hate you?
They hate me because I insist boldly upon repeatedly publishing high-resolution photographs on WordPress.
Kathy, what’s wrong with this?
When you publish high-resolution photographs–and BIG ones, at that!–it takes forever to upload them if you do not have cyberspeed Internet service. The poor readers curse blog writers or photographers who unashamedly do this. They call you names through clenched teeth.
Well, at least you have the grace to be ashamed of yourself, Kathy. Why don’t you change your evil ways? Why don’t you be good and publish smaller or medium-sized pictures? Better yet, why don’t you compress them, girl? Be a good sport!!
Because, oh because…I LIKE the big high-resolution photos so much. There, I’ve said it. I like ’em. They make my heart pitter-pat. They make me love photography. They make me want to go take more pictures. They inspire me–a visually challenged person–to look deeply at the visual world and fall more head-over-heels in love with it. I am SO guilty of not looking at blog photos when they’re small or medium-sized. My eye refuses to look. It’s a challenged eye. But when the pictures are Big, the eye actually blinks. It engages. It looks around. And it’s a good feeling to have my eyes waking up and looking.
As for the cost–it really doesn’t cost that much here on WordPress. I added a huge slew of gigabytes on my outdoor blog last year and it only cost maybe $25 or $30. That’s pretty inexpensive to make you happy, right?
Furthermore, I tried compressing ’em last year. Really tried. But they lacked something. They looked a little flat. They looked–well–compressed.
I do have some morals, though. I only put up to seven high-resolution photos per blog. Only seven, mind you! OK, every once in a while, eight. And on trips–when there are lots to show folks–I compress them. Even though a certain someone sighed about that…
Kathy, what if you lose friends over this issue? C’mon, give a little ! What if you lose readers? What will you think then?
I know. It’s sad… I AM sad for the dial-up world. I don’t want to lose friends or readers. But, but, but…I’m hoping for forgiveness. For understanding. For patience. OK, not unlimited patience…maybe just enough patience to upload seven high-resolution digital photos. They could do the dishes while the photos upload! My friend, Gerry, of Torch Lake Views does her dishes while patiently–I’m sure patiently–waiting for the photos to upload.
Kathy, on another note, are you really going to subject us to a tirade about Facebook? Or do you want all your friends and family to hate you, as well?
I promise to sleep on it before publishing a single world. Unless of course I find some great high-resolution photographs to go with the blog today!