Today I cancelled my Flickr account that I’ve had since June 30, 2005. It is kind of sad but it was time. I’ve been a Flickr Pro account holder the entire time but over time, Yahoo! seemed to neglect them and their mobile app became slow and sluggish. About two years ago, Verizon bought Yahoo! and shortly afterward sold off Flickr separately to Smugmug. I received an email yesterday saying that free accounts would be limited to 1,000 photos and Pro accounts would retain unlimited storage but the price would increase from $24.95 to $49.99 per year.
While fifty dollars is not that expensive per year, when you add to it that the mobile app has become so slow over time, I decided that it was time. Most of my family and friends stopped using Flickr a long time ago so they would never see the picture that I would post anyway.
Probably my favorite feature of Flickr was the ability to blog photos while keeping them on Flickr and not use up the limited space that I have on this blog. I recently learned how to do this on Google Photo so I can still blog my photos. I will see how this works for now and if it doesn’t work long term, I’ll look at another method. So now if you go to my Flickr page located https://www.flickr.com/photos/plmccordj/, there are no photos to see.
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