I discovered that galleries on ATCsForAll.com are limited! I had been archiving traded cards on the site and that was working out fine, until I hit whatever numerical or memory-based limited there is for users and could not upload any new ATCs available for trade. What to do, what to do? I settled for deleting older work and any collage cards.
Flickr was my previous go to for an online archive. It is nice to be able to show people prior work if you are working on a trade for a custom card. ATCs you made grouped together show your skill level and may offer ideas if the person is not decided on what to request. I was about to get a paid account for Flickr, since I hit the limit on uploads for the free account. Then Flickr did the massive, messy new Web 2.0 design of scrolling tiled thumbnails. My primary problems are that it is a visually cluttered design and the new design jams my slow speed internet connection. I wound up bailing on Flickr and leaving whatever art I had uploaded there alone.
Maybe I should have been putting my ATCs up on my WordPress blog. It just seemed that I do too many and that ATCs are only one facet of the blog. A group of ATCs seem nice from time to time. Putting every single one up that I make would be boring and repetitive. They could maybe fill their own blog but I have enough blogs to write and make images for right now. I don't want to add another blog to my blogroll.
Unless Google wants to throw a nice big server my way, I'm out of ideas for archiving online. I use dA as a community, showing more of my higher level work, and do not use it as an image archiving resource. I do save my own scans on my hard-drive at home. It seems there is not a good location for the sort of ongoing gallery of prior work I would like to create. At least, expecting to have that kind of online memory storage for free is not likely.