I will try to explain a little better.
When I started posting photographs, (better said, "embedding"), here on the forum, I needed a photo-hosting site to accommodate my library. I signed up for my free account with Photobucket back in 2008.
I started to upload photographs, here and there.......and everywhere.... In the beginning, I didn't have an organizational plan. As 2008 evolved into 2009, I was a little overwhelmed at what I was doing. There were literally hundreds and hundreds of photographs loaded on to the site that most people never saw. They were the "threads" to many "unwoven" ride reports and projects that I never finished writing.
This year I got a little better at organizing the folders. However, there was a mess of stuff scattered about in different folders here and there. Much more messy than what my workbench and shop looks like in some of the photos!!!!
Maybe this has happened to you, or you know someone who has done the following; as you begin to take control of all aspects of your life, stepping from your teenage years, into young adulthood, you totally frig up your check book, (this is before computers, debit cards, phone banking and ATMs). You are at a loss as to what to do but, open another checking account. After waiting a few months for things to "settle down", you look at the old account's bank statements; "Oh yeah, I forgot to enter in the charcoal and lighter fluid I bought for Aunt Nellies Labor Day barbeque."
It's kind of like that right now. I'm cleaning up in a harsh fashion. However, the text is still in the posts and is fairly descriptive and can be followed by itself.
My allowed bandwidth at Photobucket was exceeded fairly quickly. I honestly don't know how the whole thing operates, (embedding in Stromtrooper in conjunction with hosting on Photobucket), but as I started to post the "How To" articles, traffic significantly increased. In my "2010 Bike Modification" thread, the "View Meter" was nearly at 10,500. As to the other posts in the "How To" section, numbers like; 1,500, 2,000, 3,000, 5,000 for some of the posts are not uncommon. Does that have something to do with my bandwidth use on Photobucket? I don't know. Maybe a "tech" person here can elaborate on that topic.
All of the photographs are safe and sound with me; both the originals and the retouched versions. I haven't lost any of them. One hard drive has 161 GB of photos..........
I don't have a solid plan yet as to how I am going to reorganize this material. I am looking at different solutions. In the meantime, during my down time, this allows for fresher eyes, fresher perspectives, better cameras, and better and deeper technical backgrounds to jump in and to step-up-to-the-plate, and fill a gap that may be present.
2007 DL-650 (I gave away in 2012 with 111,000 + miles)
"A word grows to a thought; a thought to an idea; an idea to an act. All the pieces are put together, and the whole is yours."
1942, Beryl Markham: "West With the Night"
"You can talk about doing a thing until everyone finally talks you out of it, or you can actually do the thing"
James Baldwin "Across Islands and Oceans"