Friday, September 14, 2012
Food Fetish Friday - Fixes in Progress
It was recently brought to my attention that the practice of using the image source from another blogger's photo (known as "hot-linking") will negatively impact the host blogger's servers and is actually considered stealing bandwidth. Unfortunately for me (and for Food Fetish Friday fans), 99% of all images that have appeared in the Food Fetish Friday series use the original blogger's image url and are thus hot-linked images. And so Food Fetish Friday has been stealing bandwidth from other bloggers since the inception of the series. My deepest apologies to all bloggers featured in Food Fetish Friday.
My original intent behind using the hot-link method rather than uploading other bloggers' images to my serve and blog was to avoid the appearance of stealing other bloggers' photos. The now painfully obvious result of stealing bandwidth never occurred to me.
But an excuse for stealing is still just an excuse, so to avoid stealing further bandwidth from other bloggers (which I absolutely do NOT want to do!), I am taking the proactive approach of reverting-to-draft all previous Food Fetish Friday posts until the current hot-linked images have been replaced with images hosted by my blog's server. Future Food Fetish Friday posts will never use hot-linked images.
Due to the sheer number of Food Fetish Friday posts (and the number of gorgeous photos within each post), it will take me quite some time to correct all these images. But it's the right thing to do, so I greatly appreciate your patience.
If you have any questions regarding this change, please feel free to contact me. Again, my deepest apologies to all affected bloggers and a huge THANK YOU to those who brought this issue to my attention.