This was going to be a completely different post today but when I opened my blog to write I had a heart attack as all of my pictures had gone from my posts! They were all replaced with a grey and white 'no entry' sign that looks like this.
Naturally I panicked, Googled what was wrong and it turns out that your Google+ accounts and Blogspot are linked (if you don't have Google+ then it is linked to Picassa) A few weeks ago I decided to get rid of all of the photographs in my Google+ account as I kept getting annoying emails and messages on my phone about adding 'these photographs' to your Google+ account and I thought (stupidly!) that I don't need those photographs any more and if I do I can get them off my blog. Big Mistake! Luckily, after panicking and swearing a lot, I had a live chat with John C from Google support who talked me through how to rectify it. I'd added the images to my trash bin, hadn't hard deleted them and (thank the photo Gods!) 60 days hadn't passed so they hadn't auto deleted either - phew! John wasn't sure whether they would automatically return to my blog or whether I'd have to manually add them all again (cue sobbing) but, thanking the Blogspot God's this time, they automatically returned to where they were meant to be.
Thank goodness for that otherwise you would miss out on such beauties like this image of me with a tea cosy on my head.
Joking aside - my top tip of the day is not to delete any photographs from Google+ if you have a Blogspot blog as they will disappear from your blog and induce much crying, swearing and cursing!