Since the internet "black spot" at the northern portal of Standedge Tunnel prevented me posting to the blog, I'd three entries to upload last night now we've got a connection again. But I couldn't. I kept getting an "Error 403, Forbidden" Message popping up. Some research indicated that this may be due to my Google account being hacked and temporarily suspended, so tried all the suggested fixes.
Then I realised that the other Google applications I use, mail for one, were unaffected, so it couldn't have been a blanket suspension, it only affected Blogger.
After trying several test posts I came to the conclusion that I could post text-only, but if there were pictures to upload I got that error message. I should point out that use Windows Live Writer as an editor.
I managed to post the "Going a bit too far" entry by going through the long winded route of writing the post directly into Blogger, then editing and resizing the photos before uploading them. Then it was a matter of getting them in the right place on the posting... Painful!
A bit of thought took me to Picassa Web Albums, where all my blog pictures are stored. Lo and behold... I'd run out of storage space! Since starting the blog in 2006 I've uploaded 1Gb of pictures. Wow!
Purchasing more space has set me back less than £2 a month and I've now got room for the next 150 years!
And I've got my blog posts up to date.
It's wild, wet and windy up here at Diggle so we're staying put for today.