When was it that Blogger in Draft changed their image posting? December maybe? It was upsetting to me (!) - they had such a wonderful system for uploading photos. Far superior to regular Blogger, as I put it. Then... the change. It was almost like I was back to using regular Blogger.
Fast forward to last night...
I hunted down a helper in the Blogger Help forum (ha ha! - what help?) a few days ago. I actually left a comment on her blog
Nothing she asked me or offered really helped my situation, except the question if I was using New Editor or Old Editor. To be honest, I didn't know what that meant.
At this same time (last night) I was reading her email, Paul was on his computer ready to help me - tired of all my griping about my problems, I'm certain ;) - and came across an option of "Updated Editor". He changed the setting to this option seeing if this would help. I tried posting in regular Blogger and was pleasantly surprised at the fact that the format looked a lot like Blogger in Draft! I tried posting a picture, and was able to post it (WoW!!!). Then I tried posting 4 photos... only one uploaded - Grrrrrr! What is going on??
On one end of the spectrum I was so excited that the new editor was like my lovely Blogger in Draft with awesome image loading, the other end - I still couldn't post pictures!
Then Paul and I started investigating my Picasa account (which is linked to my blog - anyone using blogger and posts pictures has their images on Picasa). To make a long story short, I went to STORAGE on my account and saw that I was at 100% (there are other issues with Picasa that I won't go into). So the reason that I couldn't post pictures is because I didn't have any more free room.
There are a couple different things you can do to rectify this problem. With each blog you get 1GB free with Blogger/Picasa. So, you can either create a new Blogger acct and transfer your current blog and keep enjoying free blogging. Or you can do what I did and pay $5 for 20GB for a year. Next time though, I think I'll just create a new blog address.
This isn't a problem I've ever heard of happening in the blogosphere. So it really took me by surprise. And created much un-needed stress for this melancholic.
Hopefully this will be of help to someone who comes across a posting problem.