Thursday, December 27, 2007

Musings and Meanderings:
Saying Farewell to Blogger

The photo is a shot taken by Jessie last weekend. It is unfortunate that I have to say that she has given me permission to post her photos on this blog hosted by Blogger. We woke up this morning to find that her pictures from her trip to Biltmore Estate were deleted.

This was not the first time that an original photo has been removed by Blogger. Of all people I understand copyright laws more than most. Had people at Blogger actually read the post they would know that Jessie is a pre-teen and therefore I serve as her guardian (being her father I think that qualifies me as such).

It was a pain in the ass to reload those images but I love my girl and want the world to see her work. I don't quite understand their reasoning but it was enough to push us over the brink. We are now searching for another host for our blog and we encourage your input as fellow bloggers.

I realize that we've received a free service and it is appreciated. But the time has come to move on. In the next few days expect some changes at our site.

We count on our host to at least contact us before deleting images. They should've at least e-mailed us to ask us if they belonged to us before removing them. It is not like we are serving up pornography here as I've discovered at other blogs hosted by Blogger which specifically says that they don't allow.

I would've like to have discussed this with a representative of the host but that is like trying to find a needle in a field of haystacks. Call me old school but if I have a complaint I want to share it with an individual or at least share it with a contact listed on their site. Trust me, you won't find one.

Should this post or the blog disappear overnight keep searching. We're going to turn up again very shortly. There is still a great deal of living to live, a great amount of joy to share, and I've got a bunch of paintings to finish.

8 comments:

Gretchen said...

What a pain....and a shame. PLUS you'll lose all the old entries!!

I use Freewebs--not a true Blog site, but I really like it. GOOD LUCK! Also, let me know when you're domain is up and running.

Loved the Christmas pix too!

Bennie said...

Actually I won't lose all the old entries if I do this right.

Kyla said...

How do they know they aren't YOUR images?

I hear good things about Wordpress. I've thought about switching as well, but I'm not quite ready for it.

bennie said...

We're about 95% certain we're moving to Wordpress. We weren't ready until yesterday. I don't know why they don't think they're our images. Maybe my daughter has a great deal more talent than I thought?

Karen said...

Merry Christmas/Happy New Year Bennie!
I rather like Wordpress myself...

markruinsdinner said...

Wordpress is very cool, and we also have a free account. I think you can import all your stuff from Blogger so you can keep your history.

markruinsdinner said...

Actually, the amusing aspect of all this is that they took down Jessie's pictures but let you keep the Clapton video...

Ben & Bennie said...

BINGO!!!