UPDATE 07:50 hundred hours o’clock 02/04/2022 – upon checking this morning, equally suddenly – and perhaps equally unreliably – the storage on this account is now shown as ’13 (thirteen) GB’ with 7.3% used… Another mistake, a correction of a mistake, a roll-back of a prematurely rolled-out change? Who knows.
Forgetting for a moment that corporations have no sense of humour I did wonder if this was some sort of exceedingly dull All Fools “joke”, but the WordPress pricing page does now (still) show storage as 0.5 GB… and the lowliest paid option as being £15 a month paid in advance for one year… https://wordpress.com/pricing/ No joke.
UPDATE UPDATE – according to the WordPress forum – via “staff” posts – the “free” storage and the price plans are being reduced and increased respectively to make the service available to a wider customer base, or some such bollocks. The 0.5Gb applies (at the moment!) to newly registered blogs – and WordPress weren’t even aware (and hadn’t bothered to check) that the change they made affected all “free” sites, new and old. Don’t “professionals” run checks any more? You know – look to see what the changes they have made have actually done, that sort of thing? https://wordpress.com/forums/topic/reason-behind-plan-upgrades/
Apparently the storage for “free” (i.e., with WP advertising) is now 3Gb, which means if true and if stays true that this blog is roughly one third of the way through its very rough life-span. If…
and wishes are ships, much. Running a Meths & Irn Bru cocktail party in a Glasgow bus shelter comes to mind… as in wouldn’t be able to .
WordPress, without a word of warning or a hint of a smidgen of ceremony, just reduced my storage limit (to a paltry 500 megabytes all filled in bright red where previously it was shown as ‘13% of capacity’ and fine and dandy). I can’t upload any images.
…and there I was just a post or two ago saying how I’d continue with this blog!
The adverts you’ve seen on here are placed by and profit WordPress, not me.
So, until an alternative can be found I may be quiet…
I could just blog here in text only, sans images – but I suspect that this “solution” would be as popular as an emission of warm, wet alimentary gases in a confined mechanical device transporting people from one floor to others in a vertically un-challenged building.
I am doing my research. I might try one of the more peculiar bloggish websites. It would be sensible to do all of the above. If I can then I’ll post the re-direct here of course, somehow.
In the words of The Terminator; I’ll be back.
Any and all suggestions (other than the anatomically implausible) for alternative bloggery-pokery providers/mechanisms welcomed.