Like many people, I have been storing and sharing my pictures on a photo sharing Website. It is convenient and quick… if you do not add comments, tags and other stuff. I have been uploading pictures to Webshots for a few years. Eventually I ran out of free space and had to pay a yearly fee for more storage.
Now I don’t mind paying for the service, but it irks me that I have to read all the ads on a site I pay to use. Today I noticed that my albums have generated 1,275,883 views. That seems a lot to me and since I am paying to bring some of the traffic to Webshots, I feel I shouldn’t have to pay for a service and have to look at advertisements. Heck, I am not against ads. Who knows, someday I might put some on this site, although I have no idea how one would go about doing that or if you can really make any money.
The other thing about Webshots is that my albums don’t really tell a story, other than each album is based on a specific subject or a trip. So people don’t really get the flavor of what was behind the pictures. That is part of the reason why I create this site. So I hope to eventually transfer all the pictures here on PopUpBackpacker.com with a story or report to accompany them before my next Webshots bill comes due. If I can do that, I will delete all those pictures and close the account.