07 October 2010

Website Picture Issues

So as it would obviously appear, my pictures can no longer be viewed.

Photobucket has banned my account, which I've been using since I created the blog in September of 2007. This came as a major blow for me. There's nothing I can do to bring the pictures back.

What grinds my gears about this whole thing is that it's all about money and recognition. Maybe it's just me, but this whole concept is ridiculous. These big sites want you to buy pictures, but they won't let you register unless you're some huge recognizable conglomerate or heavily-viewed website, even if you are willing to pay. I make absolutely NO money from writing this blog. I do this because I love sharing my opinions and the stuff that I find. These killjoys aren't just depriving me of my happiness, they're depriving everyone who invests an interest in sharing their knowledge and opinions. I don't understand why we all can't just be adults about this. I mean, isn't sharing a lesson we learned in preschool. Does nobody watch Sesame Street anymore?

In the words of my dear friend, I've been shut down by "the man."

Where I will go from here, I'm not sure yet.

If anybody has any picture storing suggestions, please let me know via commenting below, e-mailing me, tweeting me, etc. I will also be accepting words of wisdom and encouragement. Thank you.

Yours truly,

Blair (MRWF)

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Great site, very pissed!

Sweden said...

what a shame, I love this blog.

Alone ( Brasil ) said...

What nonsense friend, I am very disappointed with that, we do not give up with you and we know that unlike many others you do not do things for money, despite being far (Sao Paulo - Brazil) I wish you all luck and courage to continue, be embraced and feel that we are together! Kisses!

yvette said...

start a tumblr? you'll be loved by the community there :)

Han-Gyul said...

Start a Tumblr, that's how cool kids roll.!!!!

Maho's Melody said...

Why don't you just upload your pics via blogger itself? No relying on 3rd party image hosting sites then!

Did you contact Photobucket about the issue? If they aren't helping then I guess there's no way but to get those pics, save it on ur pc and then upload them again (via blogger this time).

Amanda said...

I am so sad your blog is one of my favorites. It's so hard to find a good football related site from the states. I hope that you can figure something out. Best of luck Amanda

PS go Chelsea!

Anonymous said...

I've always enjoyed your blog, I'm sorry this has happened to you :( hopefully you can continue in some way!

Anonymous said...

Sacrifice this .com url and just change to tumblr! Tumblr is great and your website is great too.

Anonymous said...

Dang! Of all the websites to worry about, the photo agencies go after a l'il ol' blog?

Sorry to here about your problems with "the man". I really enjoy reading your posts and hope you can figure something out.

If you want to keep your blog at this address, have you thought about re-uploading your pics to a hosting site like imageshack.us or tinypic.com? I don't think you will be able to keep your photos in a personal album, like on photobucket or flickr, but if the photo agencies complain again they won't be able to just wipe out your album in one shot, they'll have to complain to the hosting site about each photo individually. If they're gonna be jerks about it, may as well make them work. I dunno, just a thought.

Anonymous said...

Bummer doode. I really liked looking at all the wag's.

Monica said...

oh man.. that's horrible. your blog was on my bookmarked pages and i checked it daily & it quickly became my favorite EPL?WAG site. perhaps tinypic.com will work? or imageshack? my best wishes for you! i know you'll find a way to come back! xx

Anonymous said...

Keep this up, i need my Alex gerrard dosis lol

Anonymous said...

Wow that definetly sucked. i like checked your blog every single day. try just uploading your pics through blogger and maybe they'll show up... if not i don't know how i'll survive without my daily dose of football scandle :))best of luck!!!

Anonymous said...

Boooo! I love your funny comments. Please continue!

Anonymous said...

Just wanna tell u that this is my favorite blog!
And i'm very sad and sorry about the pictures, but i can see you still posting so i'm happy again :)