Thursday, 29 January 2015

Huge mess... Need some help...

I have made a huge mess.  Not even of the crafting making kind.  Or the digging up the whole garden kind.  It isn't even the decorating the house kind.  In fact, it isn't the kind of mess that has been made because of something fun or because there are big changes afoot in a good kind of way.

No.  I have messed up my blog big time!  Actually, it is my pictures that I have messed up.  I was trying to do something - which I will explain in a second, because I have messed that up too! - and I was fiddling around with my pictures and that meant that all of my pictures from my posts got deleted.  It seems that it isn't quite as bad as thought - initially I thought that all my pictures were missing, and then that they might not be.  Now I am just not sure.

I have put some back already - the last couple of posts, but might have to go all the way back to the very start of my blog.  I hope that I have all of the pictures and can work out which ones are which.

As you can imagine, I feel stomach churningly sick.  Actually, I feel as though I am going to cry, but I am not going to give a computer the satisfaction of crying over it!

One of the missing pictures is my profile picture - the one of the front of Basildon Park - so I had to make a new picture.  In for a penny, in for a pound, I thought I might as well use one of the ones of my that I showed last week!  So this is my new picture.  Just letting you know, so that you know it is still me!  If I can change back I will, but for now, this is who I am!

It is a good job that you all liked this photo last week, you might have to look at it a lot more!


Now, the reason that all of this occurred - and I could do with some help if you can offer it - is that I was trying to make a badge for the Five on Friday posts so that others could link to it.

I managed to make a button that would go in my sidebar and when you clicked on it, you went through to all of my Five on Friday posts.  That is all great and all well and good.  However, what I need is the code for that so that others can copy the code and insert the button in their blog!  That is the bit that I cannot get.

When I was fiddling around trying to work this out, I changed the settings in my Picasa Photos and that is how I ended up losing all my pictures.

So now, I have a lost a load of pictures, the best part of a day trying to make this darned button, and my profile picture!  I will also have lost the best part of another day once I have put the pictures back into the blog posts.

If anyone knows how to make the badge, that will link to my Five on Friday posts and to get the bit of code and how to put that beneath the button and you are willing to share that information with me, please please please can you get in touch and let me know how to do it.  I would be so grateful.  I have tried so many things - button code generators, all sorts of different widgets in different ways - and none of them are working for me.

Thank you for bearing with me.  Normal service will resume and I will be back to visit and I will never make this mistake again!

Amy

48 comments:

  1. I'm sure one of your followers will be able to help with the button problem. As for the photos, this seems to be a common "accident". This page might help:
    https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!topic/picasa/Kd0dxBr7OCk

    If not, Google "lost Picasa photos" and more websites appear. Good luck.

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  2. sorry cant help you with that one Amy, I am sorry that you have lost your photos, there seems to a run on that lately people losing stuff off there blogs :-(

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  3. Oh Amy, hope you get it sorted soon....I'm useless with these things! :) xxx

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  4. Oh dear! Amy - perhaps if you look here it might help
    https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/87065?hl=en

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  5. My stomach has just turned into a roller coaster ride! Oh no! Poor you, how awful! Deep breath. Cup of tea. Good to call out for help...someone on here WILL be able to help (so sorry it can't be me) and from it the positive, umm... you will have learnt new things... you have a new more personal profile picture, think that is a good idea... the rest of us can learn how to overcome such a problem but watching and learning from you...excited about the badge. Sending big hugs your way x

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  6. Sorry Amy - I can't help I have no idea about any of the stuff that makes blogs look more interesting. I hope you find some answers soon. x

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  7. Oh Amy, I'm so sorry you've had this disaster, it must be so infuriating. I've messed up my blog before now, and I'm hopeless at the technical stuff so I'm afraid I can't help with the button thing. I do hope you get it all sorted soon though, and that it doesn't take too long. I really feel for you, this is exactly the sort of thing that I do from time to time. CJ xx

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  8. Sorry to hear you've lost some your photos on previous posts. Did you go to Picasa web albums and delete some that you thought you might not need such as the original profile photo and any duplicates that get filed because of editing? I've done that before now and when I've scrolled through old posts there's a gap with an exclamation mark and I've had to remove and try and find the same one on my archive backup files. I'm still learning myself and that's why I don't post frequently or experiment with Blogger. I'm having other computer problems at the moment, but to do with Google Chrome and internet connections. I'm sure other experienced bloggers will be able to help if what I've suggested is not useful information to you. Take care. x

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  9. Far too complicated for me sorry x

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  10. I wish I could help but I really don't have much of a clue. I know how to do what I do but beyond that I'm helpless when things go haywire. Fingers crossed you work it all out!

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  11. Oh No! You poor thing how incredibly annoying and upsetting. I'm afraid I'm no help about the button and code but I am sending you lots of 'hope help comes' energy your way xx

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  12. oooh nooooo... how annoying! Poor you :-( Would this help with the button thing? http://shabbyblogsblog.blogspot.co.uk/2009/04/tutorial-how-to-get-your-own-grab_30.html
    I've used their free tutorials before and they are very user-friendly. Hope that's what you're looking for and just be patient and persevere with getting those pics back - they're out there somewhere :-)
    Hugs xx

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  13. Not good on the technical stuff I'm afraid. But I do know you can take a backup of your blog - and it's always a good idea to do that before making big changes in the future. Mind you, I have no idea how you'd restore it.

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  14. So far none of us have been able to answer your quest. I hope someone will soon but unfortunately I am not that savvy with how the more technical bits works on blogger even after 19 months I am still very much learning. Hope you get sorted soon.

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  15. Sorry, but I'm no help on that sort of thing. I keep mine simple and don't even use Picassa, but my own photo page and just keep most of my blog photos under one heading so I know exactly where they are. If you google what you want to do, that may help. We've done that for several things lately and it can be quite helpful. Take care and hopefully we'll see everything fixed soon.

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  16. I agree with Mitzi I hope someone can help you-I don't know too much about computers especially the workings of my blog-I just learned over the weekend how to make a badge with a blogger gadget to make a link with a photo-how scarey to have wiped out your photos-so upsetting I know-hugs

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  17. What a nightmare Amy! I don't know how to do the code thing but I have figured a way of doing it without the code if you would like the know how let me know. :) xx

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  18. It's a blogger's nightmare! I hope you get it sorted quickly. I discovered how to take a snapshot download of my blog this week for that very same reason - I thought that if anything went wrong I could at least put things back to how they had been at a particular point. I found this link very helpful - http://www.labnol.org/internet/blogging/backup-your-blogger-blog/5984/ - and now I've keeping a backup file on my laptop. xx

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  19. Oh Amy I feel sick for you! Go to the links for Picassa as already said here and they will sort it for you (or there will be something already on there). As for the button, I don't know how to do it myself, but if you go along to Stephanie at The Enchanting Rose, she has just set up a link up each Tuesday and has her buttons in her side bar, she is absolutely lovely and I am sure if you send her a message she will hold your hand all the way through. (http://theenchantingrose.blogspot.co.uk/). Also, you could join the Authentic Bloggers Facebook Group where you can ask a question and someone will be straight back to you (I've done it a couple of times now and there is lots of help there and from fellow bloggers without the jargon). Hope this helps xx

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  20. Amy, do you have the badge made that you want to link with? Or would you want one made? I can make one if you want and I can give you the code you need to put it on to your blog. I'd need to do it by e-mail as you can't put HTML codes in the comments.

    I can't solve the Picasa problems but I hope it'll be something "easy" to get that sorted out.

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  21. Amy, don't panic just yet! I just looked back through some posts from earlier in 2014 and the photos all seem to be up. Maybe it's just recent posts that were affected. Or maybe you've already remedied that problem. I can't help with the badge as I've never made one. Hope you get this sorted, but stay calm and wait for some advice before you pull the plug ;)
    Wendy x

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  22. Amy, I made a badge with the help of another blogger, but am definitely not the expert. You might try taking the html code from another blog and changing it to be your picture instead of theirs?

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  23. Sorry to hear about this, Amy. And I'm even more sorry that I couldn't help you because I'm not very good with computers either. I really appreciate the time and effort you put into organising Five on Friday. I really hope you find some expert help and get this sorted soon. Good luck! x

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  24. Oh no Amy! Wish I could help but haven't got a clue, I just google things to find out how to sort things out. xx

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  25. I'm rubbish with techie things so I'm afraid I can't help but I hope you manage to sort it all out.

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  26. GULP!
    I have no idea,I know I'd be crying in the corner if it were me...so full marks for bravery,perseverance...and I like your sweater.
    Jane x

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  27. I am so sorry that I cannot help but what I did find enlightening is that so many others couldn't either, so it was quite a relief to know that I am not the only one that is no good with technology. Fingers crossed that you manage to sort it all out.

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  28. Oh, my goodness, Amy - I can feel your anguish in your words. I wish I could help you but I'm afraid I have no idea how you can put it right. You seem to have had lots of helpful comments so I hope you can get some ideas from them. Hope you get it all sorted soon:)

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  29. Sorry, wish I could help you, but I have no idea.

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    1. I only deleted this because I realised that I shouldn't have pressed publish! xx

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  31. What a pain!! I learnt the hard way a long time ago, that before you go tinkering with things on the blog, do the backup and fingers crossed it should restore to as it was. I'm not saying this works all the time and unfortunately will not help you here. Hope you get sorted soon. Suzy x

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  32. I have no idea, being technically challenged myself. I feel happy when I can post without something going wrong! ;) I am trying to get pictures on my sidebar if you know how to do that?? Good luck figuring it out! :)

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  33. Blogging's great until disaster strikes (and so much precious time is wasted). Sorry I can't offer any advice but I do hope you get sorted soon.

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  34. So sorry to hear about the loss of your photos, Amy; I would also be very upset and frustrated, especially if it was my doing! I don't use Picasa, although I know I have it on my laptop, so can't help you there. If yo cannot retrieve them, it's best to forget about it, and start afresh. Hope you sort this out, my friend!

    Happy weekend!

    xx
    Poppy

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  35. I'm sorry that I can't help you, as I am a total technophobe! However I will keep my fingers firmly crossed that yu get it all sorted out!

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  36. Gosh Amy, what a nightmare! Hope you get it sorted soon. Sorry - code is a mystery to me too, and I would probably have done the same thing.

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  37. Amy, I might be able to help but I'm not clear where you're up to with this and what you are still trying to achieve. Looking back at old posts all your images seem to be there now. I hope that means you've sorted things out x

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  38. Dear Amy, I'm sorry to hear this about your blog and photos. I haven't any idea how to fix it and pray you will find help to figure it out. That would be a nightmare for sure. Blessings and hugs. Pam

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  39. Sorry to hear this happened to you - I once lost a bunch of photos on my blog too and was able to only get some of them back. So some of my older posts still only show a rectangle with a black line through it. :-( I have no idea how to make a badge, but I bet someone out there know how and can help you!

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  40. I think it's amazing I can even post a photo, so can't help here sorry. Hope you find a helper xx

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  41. oh dear Im really sorry! Hope you can fix with some of these links that others let you!
    xo

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  42. Oh Amy! This is so frustrating! I wish I had some advice, but when I've have goof-ups on my blog I've muddled through and somehow got it straightened out, although I don't know how. Good luck!

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  43. Poor Sweetheart! Hope you've got it worked out already. I'm not experienced enough to know how to remedy this - but hope someone else does. Or maybe if needed can contact someone directly through blogger? Hang in there dear Friend! Hugs!!

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  44. I lost a ton of pictures when my old computer crashed.....I have a new lap top and and I'm really a novice in how this one works. Slow but sure.

    I so hope you get it all worked out.

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  45. Ok first of all I just read your last post and how AWESOME is that that you were able to meet another blogging buddy!!!! I am next lady!!! One day we will meet and you will show me all around your neck of the woods!!!! And now for the yuck...I once fiddled with picassa and lost my pictures as I did not know that if you deleted them from there that they would fall off my blog as well. Pure headache that I am so sorry you are dealing with right now but I have no doubt that you will have the picture bit sorted soon. You hang in there....take care dear friend! Nicole xoxo

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  46. Oh dear, Amy, that would be upsetting. Once I went into Picasa to clean up not knowing when I deleted photos they were also being deleted from my blog. Thankfully I figured it out pretty quickly and was able to sort it out. That's why I don't like to play around too much with blog stuff or switch when everyone moves on to something supposedly new and improved. When it comes to techie stuff, I dig in and stay put as long as I can. Good luck getting it all figured out and organized. Best wishes, Tammy

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  47. Oh my that is just terrible !!! Poor you !! I hope you're able to resolve the problem... I have been blog-absent for some time and I didn't notice your missing photos yet... Now I'm catching up with reading blogposts, and just arrived at your blogger-horror-story... Oh dear oh dear...

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