Finding Images for Your Blog
Creative Commons is a great place to start looking for images. In case you don’t know what Creative Commons is, it is “licenses that provide simple, standardized alternatives to the ‘all rights reserved’ paradigm of traditional copyright.” So, basically, you get to use images, with proper attribution, that the owners say are available for public use.
If you want the most functional way to find a Creative Commons image, use the Creative Commons Search. It’s a tool that let’s you search Flickr, Google Image, and Wikipedia Commons all at the same time. You can find music and other media here too.
If you’re looking for cool icons for you blog, a great way to find them is through FindIcons. It’s essentially a search engine of icons. You can find some pretty good, high-quality stuff there too.
PicApp is a photo resource for finding images of people you would normally see in images: celebrities, politicians, etc. You can use the images fro free, so if you’re blogging about Lady Gaga, you can find an appropriate image there.
Finding great images for your blog doesn’t have to be crazy hard. With the right images, your blog can go from bland to bang!
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