That's just what I needed - one more online community to spend my time on. ;-)
I couldn't help myself, though. The temptation was too great. I've used Photobucket exclusively up to now - so much so that I now need to get a paid upgrade to add anything more to my album. o_O I will definitely do that ... Photobucket is such a great place to store photos and I've become completely addicted to it after I started this blog. And I'll be happy to support them financially - considering how much I get out of their service it's only fair to pay it back a little. That's always something to consider, IMO.
But I do have friends who swear by Flickr (and at least one who didn't even know he was registered there ;-) so I decided to take a closer look at it. And it does seem to be a pretty good service. I love the photo sharing groups ... I've joined like 36 of them already. Mostly about turtles. ;-) It seems to be more about sharing than Photobucket, which - IMO at least - is mostly a storage place which you can also link to. That's how I'll be using the two, anyway ... dump everything at Photobucket (in ... ??) and share the best at Flickr. :-)
And in order to not get totally obsessed and waste enormous amounts of time on it I will be quite strict with myself when it comes to using the latter. I figured if I upload one or max two pictures per day I'll be staying within the free account limits. And will have time to write descriptions of each picture, and add them to groups, and, and ... :-D
I seriously have to stop myself so I don't go nuts with things like this. But you can see my Flickr photostream here, if you're interested. :-)
2 weeks ago