Sharing Your Images on Social Networks
Okay, you’ve created an eye-grabbing image and added your branding. Now where should you put it? Social networks and photo-sharing sites evolve by the minute these days; in this section, I list the main players. Individual mileage may vary, which is why it’s important to understand differences in how the community values and shares pictures. Here are the strongest picture-sharing sites today.
It’s usually a good strategy to save your best pictures for your blog pages. Hopefully, these are the images that people are going to turn to again and again as they check out your Services, About, and Contact pages. Including an image also helps people to share your posts via Pinterest, Facebook, or Tumblr, where images are shared quickly and easily.
The most important thing to keep in mind about using images for blogging is to not step on anybody’s toes in terms of copyright infringement. There are even scams going on right now involving “free” photography downloads. When the unsuspecting customer uses the image, the scammer demands money for the image and threatens to sue, citing copyright infringement.
I prefer to use my own random photography, pictures from friends who have given me permission to share, or to find them on safe places online like
Flickr creative commons (
). You can find more on them a little later ...