My digiflow has a digiclog! All of these apps and web tools are great at creating ease and efficiency with managing photos, RSS feeds, and the many other pieces I feed through my digiflow. However, when I get busy or caught up in being with my kids, I am the piece that still has to do some work. When I don’t, a clog forms. My reader backs up into the thousands of posts unread, my Flickr stream is a massive, unsorted mess, and emails threaten to once more spread across pages and pages of my inbox. While dealing with these sometimes feels like pouring Draino in my brain, I work hard to keep up. I prioritize email. I have no compunction about blowing through RSS feeds and marking all read in certain categories. Photos just take time to sort through now and then.
No flow is perfect, and all require some persona l attention. Without the attention, the rough edges of the flow become more apparent.
Today, I was going to explore an animation site, and to do this I planned on uploading a photo from my phone to Flickr. Usually this involves launching PhotoSync and letting it go. There are quirks, such as multiple uploads of images, but for the most part it works just as I want it to. When it fails spectacularly, I use the Flickr app which is annoying for multiple image uploads. Both failed to upload the images I had in my camera roll after chugging away on them for some time.
Time for the major end around. I emailed the photo I needed to myself, and then I used the Flickr uploader to grab it from the downloads folder. This finally got the image to my Flickr account. I remember when this is how I moved images. I hope that this is just a hiccup in my digiflow and not a permanent digilogjam.
After all that, the animation forced the image to be upside down. I don’t have the patience to work around this one tonight. More animation later.
Edit: And now the digiflow is working again. Hmph and phew.