I want to share with you a great post from Skelliewag.org called A complete guide to finding and using incredible flickr images. The author Skellie (who no longer updates the site but has great archived content on there) writes how “images included with most posts magnetize the eye to the page and create an atmosphere for the rest of the piece”. That is so true. If you visit the site you will be amazed by the images.
There is a wealth of information on the site, for example, why to choose Flickr photos and how to find the best images. It also has extremely useful information and reasons for using creative commons licenced photos rather than copyrighted ones etc. I need to have a proper read of it again and will probably bookmark it.
I want to thank my brother for sending me this link – it’s given me some ideas for not only this blog, but some of my others too. Having said that, I took a few good photos when I was out walking yesterday, as an attempt to start a portfolio of my own images for my blog posts.
Hope you’ve all had a great weekend. I’m going to have an early night so that I can get up early to write – it’s so peaceful before everyone gets up and I can get so much more done than late at night!
Freelance Writer and author of My OpenLeaf Journey
For other examples of my work please visit www.sandramadeira.com
Image link on Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/zanastardust/145197704/
- Note 194 – Adding a free Flickr image to your blog post (mywritingnotebook.wordpress.com)
- Note 259 – Adding images using the WordPress media gallery (mywritingnotebook.com)
You know, I’ve seen a lot of blogs with pictures, and many many of them do clarify the content a great deal. I’ve thought of it, but unsure of where to get pictures from, etc. permissions – well I’ve just never done it unless with my own. Ha, not a lot there.
Thank you for this link, I will check it out. It would be nice to add some pictures for a change.
Thanks for the comment – I used to feel exactly the same until I found the option that WordPress have to add them from a selection they suggest (see my note 259). In their media gallery, they have already provided the link and source name on the image, so all you have to do it click on it and it appears in your post. I usually check out the source site first to check what the licence details are for the image. They have Flickr ones on there as well.