Recently, many Blogger users have been getting a message that they have run out of space! So I wanted to address that here as well and let you know what you can do about resolving the issue.

Here is the error message:

Whoops! You're out of space. You are currently using
100% of your 1 GB quota for photos. Upgrade storage
Photos are stored in your Picasa Web Albums account and
are included in your 1 GB free quota for photos. Additional storage you
purchase is shared between several Google products and is in addition to
your free quota.

What you need to do next….

This will eventually happen to all Blogger users.
The upgraded
storage is reasonable. But you could first try and remove some very old posts or delete
extra albums you may have in Picasa Web. Even if deleting old posts, you have to also go into Picasa Web and remove the images (deleting hte posts, does not remove the images as well).
Blogger stores all images on your blog
(those in your posts, your sidebar, header, footer – all images) in Picasa Web. So be sure to go to Picasa Web – Http:// – and sign in
with your Google/Blogger acct login (it's the same).
PicasaWebThis is mine for example for Hand Stamped By Heather.
You will see an album that has your blog
name and if you open it you will see tons of pictures! All of those that have been stored from your blog over the years!
To more easily manage and delete many images at once, open your album by clicking on it, and then click Organize. You will then see thumbnails of all your images like mine above. Select a bunch of them and then click the Delete button.
Side Note: Additionally, if you use Google Drive (formerly Google Docs) and Gmail under the same Google account, that is taking up storage as well. Want to see how much storage you have left, click here.

Back Up Your Blog Posts

So take your time before deleting images and posts.  You may wish to backup your blog posts before doing this!
  • Go to your Dashboard,
  • Then Settings,
  • Then Other and
  • click Export Blog (and save the XML file to your computer).

Upgrading Your Storage

If you don't want to delete anything I would upgrade. It will take you
a long time to then use up your new storage space. 
  • Go to
  • Login again to Google (using your Blogger login info) if you are prompted.
  • You will see that your FREE storage is maxed out and the option to purchase more space.

This is mine (Hand Stamped By Heather) that is not full, but your screen will look similar and show the free storage used up. You can upgrade for another 25GB (which is 5x's more than the free storage it took you x amount of time to use up) for $2.49 a month.

Another Alternative

Going forward, you may want to host your blog images with another image host such as Photobucket or Flickr, and then embed them into your blog posts.

Hope this helps bring your Blogger blog back to life where you can continue to post again! 😀

Have a great weekend!

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