Thursday, July 6, 2017

Photos in my blog posts

Hello, friends.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog.
You notice all the images, except for the cover images of my previous blog posts, are blocked now.
I've been using Photobucket as a hosting service for the images in my blog contents, and they suddenly changed their terms of service, and now the photos cannot be seen unless I pay them $399/ year for upgrade service.

I was surprised to find what Photobucket has done to my blog, to say the least. It totally felt like my blog photos were taken as hostage for ransom of $400. Then, I found there has been huge anger from the users of Photobucket, and this incident has been reported by many online media. Here's one of them.

In any case, I have no intention to fall for this almost scam-like upgrade system. So, I apologize you can no longer see my past blog photos. But, I will consider this as my fresh start, and I plan to post more recipes and stories about donabe cooking and happy donabe life. Thank you for your support!