So I had this post planned, but then I got this "kind" message from blogger/google/picasa saying that I've used my photo storage space for the blog and that I need to pay up or not post any more photos. What? I didn't even realize my blog photos were stored on Picasa, so I just started deleting them, and then I realized that actually deletes them from my blog, so now I have photos missing on my blog.
Here's the thing. In my actual job I spend a lot of time reading about and researching loyalty and how to create loyal customers. Guess what, blogger/picasa- I was never a loyal promoter, per se, but now I'm officially angry. This is the perfect case study for what companies do to tick off their "passive" customers. When you anger someone who is just half-heartedly using your services, guess what happens? They leave. Guess what happens if you anger them badly enough? They tell all of their friends.
So, blogger friends, I need your help. I want to get rid of my blogger account as soon as possible- unless, of course, I am overreacting (which is possible as I have had mashed potato brains this week). I've been thinking about just purchasing my own domain for some time now, but I haven't done it (obviously)- mainly because I don't know what it entails. Do you have any advice, things to be aware of when purchasing a domain, alternatives to consider (wordpress perhaps) etc.?? I'm even willing to pay someone to help me with this, which is interesting because I annoyed enough that I refuse to give a penny to Picasa. **If I enjoyed blogger I wouldn't mind spending the money, but I don't. And this has sent me over the edge (obviously).
I am literally fuming right now. Please help.