by M. J. Joachim
Adding photos to blog posts is useful for many reasons. They make each post more inviting.
They’re easier to broadcast via social networking, especially Pinterest, and they enhance the post or make a statement unto themselves.
I search for free photos to add to my blog posts. There are so many to choose from, that it’s hardly an issue, unless my posts pertain to something personal like my crochet work or playing in my garden, in which case, I’ll take my own photos and add them to the post.
It’s important to give proper credit for photos.
Here’s my evolution through the years:
New blogger: Never gave much thought to it. Added photos at random without saying much of anything.
Tuned in blogger: Credited site where photo was found. Started paying more attention to formatting and other details.
Observant blogger: Skip the site – give credit to person who took the photo and include any detail necessary, for visitors to track down photo.
Experimental blogger: Modify (free photos) to make them my own, in which case, I probably shouldn’t take credit, because the original photo wasn’t mine. However, I don’t necessarily need to site the original photo source, since it doesn’t actually look like the original photo anyway.
I’m just curious…
How do you handle crediting photos in your blog?
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