Anticipating the Length Limit

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1. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Is there any way to tell in advance that I have run out of space for one section?

This has been an on-going problem for me, but this last time, not only did I get a notice that it couldn't be saved, but when I cut some material from the end, it also did not save the edits I had just made or the photos I had just entered. I managed to recreate what I had done, but it was annoying, and since I was going to Publish, when I saved, it meant that I had to re-edit the Published section several times when I discovered that the edits and new photos were not there.

I was entering 30 new photos and a minimal amount of text.

2. Posted by Peter (Admin 6906 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Well, there probably would be, but there was a simpler solution and that was to just bump up the limit to where it should be. The old limit was based on database restrictions that don't exist for the blog entries any more, so I updated. So, the limit just went from 65,000 up to 4,194,303 characters

I doubt you'll ever hit that ;)

[ Edit: Edited on 25-Feb-2020, 23:57 GMT by Peter ]

3. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

LOL - is that a challenge? :)

Thank you

[ Edit: Edited on 26-Feb-2020, 01:11 GMT by greatgrandmaR ]

4. Posted by Peter (Admin 6906 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

5. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 458 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Give it a try, Rosalie! We'll all cheer you on ;-)

6. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

No, I don't have enough patience for that. The only thing I could do is join sections together that I separated because I ran up against the limit and that would only be about 130,000. And if I did that it just wouldn't load properly.

7. Posted by Vic_IV (Respected Member 109 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Quoting greatgrandmaR

Is there any way to tell in advance that I have run out of space for one section?

We should find a proper balance of text/pictures for one blog page.
I, for one, try not to overload the page with the amount of text and the number of pictures on one article because you can easily get tired of scrolling down the story, when a reader can exclaim, "Spare me!"

8. Posted by greatgrandmaR (Travel Guru 1587 posts) 13w Star this if you like it!

Sometimes by virtue of the situation, I don't have as many photos as I normally do. (Often this is when something has happened that is traumatic so that my hands are occupied hanging on to something that is not a camera or at night or when there isn't much light.) I have to describe this in words because I don't have photos.

And sometimes I have scads of photos (often because I took extra for VT when we could add 5 photos per tip).

Originally (1964) my narratives were snail mail letters and the photos were color slides which did not arrive until weeks later. Starting in 1999 we were traveling on our boat and I was starting to take digital photos (but was still using film). My text then was a hand written ship log which I typed up each night as an email for my mother. I would send the emails when we got to a marina that had a phone line I could use. (My mother was afraid to get photos for fear they would have executable files in them. So when I had reasonably good internet access, I would upload the digital photos to the internet, and send her the link to the album.)

Since my mother died in 2006, I still write text files of what we have done each day using my photos to jog my memory, but I write as much for myself as for anyone else. I'm thrilled when people read and comment on my blogs, but I would probably write them anyway because I want to have the record of what I did and what I saw.

9. Posted by Kathrin_E (Travel Guru 458 posts) 12w 1 Star this if you like it!

To each their own, I'd say. Some people like to write long stories and are good writers, hence these stories are a pleasure to read. Others prefer more images and little text. And there is an endless range of possibilities in between. Blogs are personal and reflect the writer's personal style.