photo © 2009 James Jordan
more info (via: Wylio)
One of the challenges to blogging is finding interesting pictures. An even greater challenge is finding interesting pictures and not ripping them off from someone.
Did you know that just because a photograph is on the internet doesn't mean you can right click and swipe it for your own use?
But you can spend hours...days...weeks...months searching for photos that are free to use.
I've found a shortcut to this tedious practice. It's a site called Wylio.com.
Wylio searches the creative commons area of flikr (all free use photographs) by keyword. When you find a photo you want to use, it will size the photograph, let you choose where on the blog post you want to put it (right, left, or center) and supply the attribution in the caption area of the photograph. You grab the HTML code, paste it into your blog post, and Wal-ah! (or Voy-o-lee, as my daughter says) a legal, easy peasy picture that you didn't steal.
Thousands of pictures are available. I love this tool to help make blogging easier.
http://wylio.com/ Try it out for yourself.
Question...where do you get your blog photographs?