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Bloggers Beware!

As you all know I am fairly new to blogging. I read a few blogs before getting started and I liked the way the photos caught my attention. So when I started my blog, I wanted it to have the same visual appeal. That was until I read this story this morning. And my outlook changed. Although I love the look of photos on my blog and (Google images usually has great ones) I do not want to end up like this fellow blogger. So I will be revamping my blog to remove all of the photos that I did not take. Sorry if it appears a little dull for now. I just feel that the awesome appearance is not worth the risk! I look at this as a way to challenge myself to be a great photographer. I hope that you all read this story and take heed as well. We all want our blogs to be visually stimulating but is it really worth the cost & trouble?

P.S. Thanks to a lovely friend who directed me to this post. You have no idea how much I appreciate the tip.

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  1. avecelan

    A lot of times, if you nicely ask the blogger or source (or check their FAQ section) they will say you can use a photo if you link back to them in that post and credit them their photo. Thanks for sharing this info and post though!

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    1. brittany

      I never really considered that! Great tip 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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      1. avecelan

        Some will say “hello no” but others are much more obliging. I think to be safe, I am going to double check any images that I have even though I have credited them. I use this site http://www.sxc.hu/ for free stock photos.

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        1. brittany

          Thank you so much! I will be sure to check out that site!

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  2. Glor

    thanks for sharing. It’s good to read a story like this one every once in a while. I try to use my photos as much as I can. But, I’ve also used photos from Pinterest and I didn’t know it was not OK to use some of them even if you give credit. I think that the photographer tried to go after her because she’s a writer, which is ridiculous. Really great reminder, thanks for sharing!

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    1. brittany

      You’re welcome! Just trying to do my part to get this message out there to all my blogger friends!

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