Who remembers Bossy’s old blog design?
Bossy doesn’t either. But the point is, Bossy didn’t only switch designs, she also switched blog hosts. She used to be with TypePad, and now her blog is hosted by WordPress.
Bossy doesn’t want to get into the reasons for her transfer, she simply wants to draw your attention to this: Bossy was with TypePad for nearly three years, and during that time she downloaded and stored all of her post’s photos and graphics on TypePad.
This means that all of those TypePad photos and graphics now need to be downloaded and stored elsewhere, and Bossy has selected Flickr.
So what in hay is the problem? you ask?
Well. Bossy is one of those annoying bloggers who sinks hundreds of photos into each post–not to mention her photos of the day and photos of favorite things and photos of her family tree and photos of photos and more photos. And graphics.
And so Bossy needs to comb through three years of archives, and for each and every post she needs to find all of the corresponding photos on her computer and then download those photos into Flickr and then copy and paste the individual Flickr URLs into her WordPress posts.
And what in hay does this have to do with a Poverty Post? you ask?
And the answer is: you sure say What in Hay a lot, don’t you?
And the other answer is: because ever since Bossy launched her new design, she has been really lax about transferring her photos. And since she hasn’t transferred her photos, she needs to keep paying for TypePad, which means that Bossy is burning $12.45 a month.
So please excuse Bossy while she devotes a certain amount of energy and time each day to transferring her photos to Flickr so she can dump TypePad once and for all.
Because think of all the Netflix Bossy will be able to buy with $12.45 a month.
Check out the (below) list of blogs participating in Bossy’s Poverty Party, and don’t forget to comb the comments for links to the latest Poverty posts across the web.
Peg saysNovember 7, 2008 at 1:48 pm
I say go cold turkey on the Bravo addiction. You’d have those transfers knocked out in no time and can ditch TypePad. Go girl!!
steph saysNovember 7, 2008 at 2:00 pm
You can do it!
kate saysNovember 7, 2008 at 3:17 pm
um. i think you should keep typepad, because downloading, saving, transferring, copying, finding, labeling, downloading, flickring, uploading, fainting, dying.
Will saysNovember 7, 2008 at 3:38 pm
At the risk of actually writing something that isn’t adoring, can someone please point out what most of these posts have to do with climbing out of poverty? This post for instance; it isn’t really about poverty or about offering advice about how to climb out of it. It’s about (wait, big surprise coming up) Bossy talking about herself and (hold on, another one coming) Bossy poking good-natured- yet-still-self-centered fun at herself. Don’t get me wrong. I actually like Bossy and I read every day. But I’m beginning to think that this whole “poverty” feature is a bit of false advertising.
aj saysNovember 7, 2008 at 4:04 pm
I read the getting done with TypePad as an example of cutting unneccesary expenses. Almost everyone, me included, has some wasteful things we pay for because we haven’t been self-disciplined enough to deal with it and be done. So I do think it falls under the “getting finances in order” concept.
Alexandra saysNovember 7, 2008 at 4:22 pm
Good for you Bossy, for making the effort! Yes, a pain in the a$$, but worth it.
Just so you know, your Poverty Party has been instrumental in helping me move forward on a number of money-related issues. So thanks!
vuboq saysNovember 7, 2008 at 8:01 pm
Why isn’t BOSSY motivating to transfer all of her files? does she need an assistant? someone who is, perhaps, unemployed? *ahem*
btw, vuboq is working on a Poverty Post for this weekend. He may dedicate it to Will. *smooches* and *huggles*
Linda260 saysNovember 7, 2008 at 8:20 pm
Those small amounts do add up, don’t they? I fear we tend to the “it’s only $10 ($5, $12, …)” mentality. You’re motivating me to scrutinize our budget one more time to find those small, and not necessary, expenses and do something about them once and for all!
dgm saysNovember 7, 2008 at 9:51 pm
I appreciate the warning in case I ever decide to break up with Typepad, only it’s a little like cautioning me against a difficult boyfriend once I’m already knee-deep into it–should I start extricating myself now? Should I set up a separate bank account somewhere?
corrie saysNovember 8, 2008 at 9:21 am
I always put off things to do…
I leave piles of misc items in corners, on stairs on countertops. Plus, who has time for housecleaning?
Nevermind other things that should get done.
Recently I started setting the timer on my stove for 20 minute increments. And I commit to 20 minutes of sorting through piles of papers, piles of misc items on the stairs, or just cleaning the bathroom.
Twenty minutes is enough time to get some progress, and sometimes when the timer goes off, I just set it for another twenty, because I’m cruising along so nicely.
Maybe this could work for Bossy’s situation? Making something HUGE (or if something IS huge) it helps to break it down into smaller increments.
Good luck and get to it! 🙂
Drew saysNovember 8, 2008 at 12:54 pm
I just want to point out that perhaps Bossy is a bit self-serving (it is her blog, afterall) and that this post was about her (again, it’s her blog) and that we don’t really talk a huge amount about Oprah approved ways of minimizing debt. However, we all seem to love it so much that no one even bothered to comment on Will’s comment above. Oh well Will. Guess no one cares much that Bossy talks about herself on her blog and we may no more crawl out of debt together than the man in the moon. It makes us feel good.
Jen saysNovember 8, 2008 at 11:16 pm
It’s the little hemorrhages that can cause a budget to bleed to death.
I wrote about budget software (nov. 9) http://jlogged.com/