not to be furtherly cruel and insensitive to anyone,
but once I deleted the links, I'm not spending another two hours copying and pasting each link from each photo. It might have been unkind to you to have to load all those images on your slow internet connection. And for that I apologize. It is equally unkind to ask for them back up after it took me so long to do so in the first place. Now that I know they are not helpful, I have removed them to facilitate discussion of malas, and now that we have the link to the album, people can just copy url themselves into the [img] [/img ] tag for thoughts or feedback on any specific design.
The best solution I see that meets half way is to link to the album I maintain with the total picture portfolio. I find photographing a mala just as artistic an endeavor and expression of its beauty as creating the design to begin with. Clearly, I want no part of annoying anyone else because of something I find a profound practice. It would defeat the spirit of the practice itself.
Please advise if there are any other suggestions on how to handle both the visibility of the work and internet speeds. Linking
seemed a fine alternative to me, because if you can't load a page of images in a thread when they're hosted through a social networking service, odds are you can't link to a facebook album easily either and wait for a whole album to load its images.
That was in point of fact my only consideration of those who couldn't link
, it might be easier for a more condensed list of externally hosted images (but less than in an album on FB) so I spent a great deal of time copying and pasting for others to not have to link.
Curious how my intention of kindness was completely read oppositely as cruel and insensitive because of the experience you had in loading the images. I assure you it was the same factual set of phenomena unfolding, just read by different minds. I assume most people's internet connection is probably at least close to mine, I have DSL, upload speed is less than 1 meg. Most Americans have cable, or at least DSL. And it's much faster than my own. It may have been careless to assume most people would have comparable or superior internet speed than my own.
For the record I'd like to note my surprise at the response to what I considered opposite to insensitive as considerate and extra-kind because it was actually intended to help avoid linking
to a large album as that can be even tougher for friends with slow net connections.
I guess we see what we see and why we practice seeing what we see differently, eh? Clearly I want my action to align with my intention, after what you expressed, I was clarified that my initial intention was not as productive as I'd hoped. So I took your suggestion the best I could with what is available with the tools provided here in posting capabilities available.
Your positive experience here at Dharma Wheel is very important to me. That is why I simply took Chaz' suggestion, in the spirit of helping someone's difficult experience.
Links for your perusing of two of my pastimes malas and sunsets:
My Facebook Mala album: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=1 ... 361d351726
My Facebook Tremendous Sunsets: http://www.facebook.com/album.php?id=51 ... &aid=51742