Here I have three different images which I have been able to minimize using ‘GIMP’ which is a free download app that helps you lower the pixels on your image. The reason I am so busy with this right now is that my media library was coming close again to maximum usage percentage, and I really had to think this time what to do about it. So I asked a question in the help forum of WordPress.com and I have received very good information since. I was advised first of all that my images were way too large for my blog site and it was explained to me how to remedy this for future use. It took a little of practice but thanks to the step-wise instruction that I received it became very easy and hence I have now put these three images on here. I changed them from well over 3GB to a mere 200 or 300KB. So this is mastered and I feel happy that I have gained yet another insight in how all this works.

I still have to add a new site to my present blog as I was advised to export some of my older blog posts there in order to give me more space in my media library. I think that I have understood what to do but I am not sure yet and I will have to go and do it presently and find out how it works.

For a long time I have just floated along with WordPress, I found it easy enough to muddle through it and it looked good enough so I never really read up on what the possibilities are, now that has to change, I want to understand it better and make better use of all its possibilities. To enhance my blog posts for example though I am happy enough with them, I think it is good to keep learning. Half the battle is knowing the lingo and understanding what words or terms refer to. I have used the internet ever since it started and I even used to teach people how to use it while working in the library, but since I retired I fear that I have fallen behind in use of technology and what is available. I think even my grandchildren understand all this modern technology better than I, and things change so rapidly! Still it is good for the brain to try and work it all out.

The staff at WordPress are very helpful and for that I am grateful.

So now it remains to be seen if my photos (the three that I posted) came out in enough detail. You might have to click into each photo to get a larger view.

Please let me know any additional tips or your own experiences with your blog, I would find it very interesting.

Thank you.


  1. This is a very good post for me to read right now. I need to learn some new tricks and so after my. next VIRTUAL trip to Wales, I will do this….It’s very good to know that there are people who will help:). Thank you X

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