Well, it looks as though I have reached my free one Gigabyte limit for pictures on Blogger's Picasa Web Albums. I have deleted several duplicates from the web albums - there are duplicates whenever you post photos, then delete them and put them back again. In other words, when you delete a photo from your blog, it remains in the web album, taking space. If you repost the photos, as I have done when I don't like the way the layout is working, those photos are put into the web album a second time.
This is a pretty stupid way of doing things, Blogger! In addition, when you delete photos from the web album, it does delete the photo from the blog, but it replaces it with a big black box with an exclamation point. So you then have to delete the black box as you would a picture.
After deleting duplicate photos and a few others, my one Gigabyte storage has gone from 100% used to 99.1%. This will only buy me a little time.
Additional memory is available - it is only $5 per year for 20 GB, billed automatically. That is not much but I hate any kind of annual or monthly fees. And if you stop the auto billing, Blogger will automatically cut your storage back to one Gig - and with it goes all your photos above the one GB limit. I would much rather pay once for a permanent amount of storage. I only need one or two Gigs, not 20.
I'm not sure what alternatives I have. A new account and a new blog? Or pay the $5 for more storage?
It is interesting that I have gone from writing longer posts to posting more photos with less text. Maybe it is time to go. We'll see.