Frequently Asked Questions
and all the answers too

Q: What is a photoblog?

A: Firstly, a blog is basically a web page consisting of posts organized in chronological order (usually with the most recent post first) and updated on a regular basis. Blogs are used for a variety of reasons from an artistic medium to an online journal to a corporate communications tool - the options are endless. Photoblogging is where we come in though. Photoblogs.org explains photoblogging the best: "Something is a photoblog if: it has photos, it's on the web, and it is a log of some sort. If any of these three pieces are missing, then it doesn't make sense to call something a photoblog."

Q: What if I like Expressions but I don't want to be hosted with you?

A: The Expressions system must be hosted with us to allow us to implement upgrades seamlessly and ensure there are no installation issues, but that doesn't mean you can't use your own personalised domain name. (i.e: you don't have to direct viewers to your blog at http://myblog.my-expressions.com). If you already have a host and domain name, we provide you with the page you need to place on your site to display your blog seamlessly. Unfortunately, we do not offer domain registration or domain hosting.

Q: Will there be a free version?

A: Since the Expressions system needs to be hosted by us (to allow seamless upgrades and ensure there are no installation issues) and because we want to offer you the best performance and account space, we can not provide a free version. Our cost is only $3.00 (USD) a month or $29.95 (USD) a year (almost a 20% discount if you pay yearly), which we think is extremely reasonable. However, we do understand the need to test a service to see if it is right for you without having to pay, so we offer the first 30 days free for you to give it a whirl.

Q: How do I pay for my account?

A: Currently all subscriptions, whether monthly or yearly, are paid via PayPal. If you do not have a PayPal account you will be able to create one through PayPal when you subscribe. You do not need to signup for PayPal for your 30 day free trial. If you have any questions about payment, please email us at . If you can not create a PayPal account, we can discuss other payment options via cheque or money order. Please note that payments via cheque or money order are only accepted for yearly subscriptions.

Q: PayPal is not offered in my country - how can I sign up?

A: If you are unable to open a PayPal account, you can sign up to Expressions for a yearly subscription with a cheque or money order. For more information, please email us at .

Q: Do you offer a free trial?

A: Yes, indeed! You get a 30 day free trial when you sign up. The account will automatically cancel after 30 days and you won't be charged a thing! Or, if you like what you see, you can subscribe to Expressions by clicking on "Sign up" at the top right of your page when you are logged in.

Q: How much space do I get?

A: You will get 100MB of space with your account when you sign-up (yes, 100MB for only $3.00). We are quite sure this will be more than enough space to get you started with your new photoblog. Please note: this is not 100MB of space per month. As an FYI: we have estimated that if someone posts 1 image per day at approximately 100K per image, they will be able to post an image for at least 2 years.

Q: How many blog pages can I have and how many users?

A: Each account allows up to 5 users and 3 blog pages allowing you to have 3 completely separate blogs managed by up to 5 users.

Q: What if I need more space, users or blog pages?

A: You can upgrade your space allotment, users and blog pages at any time. You simply log into your account and go to "Account Prefs" where you will see options to add users, add pages and add space. Upgrading your space will increase your space allotment by 100MB for an extra $2.00 per month. For an additional $1.00 per month you can add another 3 blog pages to your account or another 5 users to your account. You can upgrade as often as you'd like and remove any upgrades via PayPal by cancelling your upgrade subscription(s).

Q. Can I change my user or account name?

A: Unfortunately not. We do not currently support the ability to change your user name or account name once you have registered. When selecting your user name and account name be sure to select something you will be happy with. You will be able to point your Expressions sub-domain (named after your account name) to your own domain if you wish, but this will require you purchasing and hosting your own domain name. We do not offer domain name registration or domain hosting.

Q. Where can I learn more about changes, news and features regarding Expressions?

A: Visit our news blog for how-tos, feature updates, Expressions news and other tidbits regarding blogging, photography and more. If you wish, you can subscribe to our news blog Atom feed and keep up-to-date on what's happening with Expressions.

Q. I'm an Expressions member and I have a support question. What do I do?

A: Firstly, be sure to check our Expressions Member FAQ and our Help Files incase the answer to your question is there. If not, please check or post your question on our Expressions Discussion Group. If you have a billing or private question, please contact us directly: .

Q: What if you haven't answered my question?

A: Email us at . We are happy to answer any questions you may have!