UPDATE: I think I have fixed the problem, at least in my "Fall Buttericks and ACC Craft Fair" post. It will take me quite awhile to fix the "New York, Part 2" post, so I'll do that later. Please let me know if you continue to have problems.
Well, it's like this.
For years, I used Picasa to host my blog pictures. Picasa was decommissioned some months ago, but continued to work.
Between my "NYC, Part 1" and "NYC, Part 2" posts, Picasa was completely turned off. I couldn't use it anymore. I had to switch to Google photos.
Google photos doesn't seem to want you to embed single photos in a browser. They only offer the option of embedding an entire album which of course, won't work for a blog post, at least not the way I write them.
I have now tried two workarounds to this problem. The first workaround only worked reliably on Chrome and Firefox, but many of you use Safari or Internet Explorer, which worked for some, but not for others. (I have no idea why.) For the record, I would never use either of these browsers—they just aren't up-to-date with all the features that a good, reliable, safe, multi-functional browser provides, but I know that they are used by many.
The Butterick pictures work in my last post because Butterick is hosting those pics - I link directly to the pics from their site—I don't upload my own copies to Google photos.
I have now spent hours and hours trying to get the images in my last two posts to work. I just don't have the time to keep pouring into this, so I guess I'll be taking a blogging break until I, or someone else (more likely) figures this out. The New York, Part 2 post was particularly painful to fix, because I have to find each pic in my album and jump through hoops producing a usable link, which I then have to locate in the raw HTML of my blog post, and insert that. I worked on this from 6pm to 3:30am last night, trying to get both of my last two posts working for you.
And I failed. I have SO much more to post about my New York trip, including info on the fabric and trim shopping, but it will have to wait.
I have much to do in the real world, so I guess I'll be taking a little blogging break. I'm sorry for this annoyance! It's completely frustrating and demotivating.