Boring Technical Hurdles

Ah, the joys of being a relatively new blogger. I’ve been working the last few weekends on trying how to balance photo resolution while minimizing file size as I reach my limit on server storage space. It’s been an interesting journey to say the least. The good news is that some of the issues I was having in uploading the photos have been resolved with some of the newest software updates. Yay!

I’m in the process of reaching out to various people for help. It’s hard not to feel like I am falling behind in posts that I want to do and it’s frustrating to spend so much time on roadblocks instead of blogging and seeing what other people have been up to. But, if I reframe this mentally, it’s an immense opportunity to learn how to improve my capabilities for the future. We’ll see how it goes.

In the meantime, please enjoy this single picture from the Port Defiance Zoo when I went to my first Fall Plant Geek Event!

Agaves, palms, and Dasylirions at Port Defiance Zoo in Tacoma, WA
Shadows of the past, looking forward to future posts!

9/24/2022 – 10/22/2022: Haven’t kept up at all with documenting the weather like I wanted to this year. I know it rained almost 1 inch back in September, and it finally rained again yesterday. Otherwise, we’ve had a record number of hot days in October and lots of smoke.

Notes: Apples are ripe and pumpkins and squash (some of my favorite vegetables) are in stores again. It’s good to smell rain in the clean, crisp autumn air again.

Garden chores accomplished: Fall planting in full swing.

This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. Jane / MulchMaid

    It was a pleasure to meet you at our garden bloggers swap last weekend! I hope you can get your storage issues sorted out and move onto more of the things you actually want to be doing.

    1. Garden Curmudgeon

      It was very nice to meet you too! I had a lovely time last weekend meeting all of you.

  2. Kris P

    Best wishes in dealing with the technical difficulties. Congratulations on the rain! Enjoy your time in the garden.

    1. Garden Curmudgeon

      Thank you. The rain has been great, I am practically giddy with it. Perfect timing for some fall bulb planting.

  3. Anna K

    Gosh, you were at the Swap? So sorry to have missed you – I came late. I am an idiot when it comes to optimizing software (or even to just use them properly, it seems) so I ran out of space fast. You are smart to learn the tricks early. As for content, I haven’t written anything of substance for years. I should just quit, but there is so much I’d still like to write and learn about. These long, full work weeks are kicking my ass… I just don’t have the time to sit down and do the research it would require.

    1. Garden Curmudgeon

      I plan on coming to more events in the future, so I hope to meet you then. It’s all been a process of learning, adapting, and finding people who can help with blogging questions. I’m glad to hear I am not the only one who has encountered these issues and who also has to find that work/life balance. It’s been frantically hectic around here, but I see a reprieve in the future.

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