|We are experiencing technical difficulties . . .|
If you happen to scroll through the previous posts here on the Uncle Jonesy's Cameras Blog, you quickly will discover a problem with most of them: no photos where there should be photos. The following is a quick explanation:
When I first created the UJC Blog, I opened a Google account just for Uncle Jonesy's Cameras. That is why our email address is "firstname.lastname@example.org," of course. However, at the time when I created the UJC Blog, I was employed as a music teacher by a school district that used the Google education platform for it's email and cloud storage. I found that trying to switch back and forth between my school Google account and the UJC Google to be difficult at best, so I just gave in and used my school Google account for the blog. Furthermore, as the "author" of any post I wrote, I used my school Google email as well. Kelley, on the other hand, used a personal Google account for the post he authored.
So, as you may know, I retired from my teaching position in July. My school email remained active until the end of September, when it was turned off. I did not anticipate what would happen to the UJC blog when that happened. First, all the photos in the posts I wrote were gone. Second, I was no longer able to sign into the account to post or edit. Great. Just great.
So, I asked my school IT to turn my account back on so that I could fix the problem. After some searching on the internet, I thought I knew how to do it. I logged back in and added my personal Google account as both an author and an admin. Then, I removed my school Google account from the blog. The help I found on the internet assured me that the new admin account would "inherit" all of the blog posts. I tested everything, and everything looked good.
That is, until my school Google account was turned off once again. I can log into the blog with my personal Google email, but once again all of the photos I posted while using my school Google account are gone. All of them.
I promised my school IT that I would not ask him to turn on my school account again, so that train has left the station. And unless any of you Google-savy readers have a suggestion for me to get those photos back, I will have only one option, and that is to replace as many of them as I can one by one in each blog post.
So, please forgive the current sorry state of the UJC blog. I will do what I can to repair the damage, but it will take quite some time. In the meantime, all new posts will work just fine.
Thank you so much for your patience, and thank you for reading the UJC Blog.