I am excited to announce my eBook Better Blogging with Photography is available FREE for a limited time!
To help you make the leap over to Amazon to check it out, I included excerpts to pique your interest!
What’s in it for me? I am hoping you will “buy” the book, then leave a positive review. The book goes back to its staggering price of 99 cents beginning next week.
Photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.
From the Introduction
Are you a new blogger struggling to get more readers? Are you a seasoned blogger continually seeking inspiration for quality blog posts? Do you feel there is something missing from your blog or website?
This guidebook is designed to help you utilize your own images on your blog or website.
Blogging used to be a simple task. Once you found your web platform, a theme and a good idea, you simply sat down and wrote. Enter social media and blogging changed forever.
From Chapter Two
Why Using Web Images Can Be Dangerous for You and Your Blog
Why use your own images? Let me answer that with this question. Can you say “copyright infringement”?
A graphic artist friend, who is in this business, said this is the new, trending lawsuit. Other bloggers have described their terrible experiences of innocently using a random photo on their blog post and being sued.
Even posting the following so-called disclaimer on your blog is basically useless.
“This blog claims no credit for any images posted on this site unless otherwise noted. Images on this blog belong to their respective owners. If there is an image on this blog that belongs to you and you do not wish for it appear on this site, please e-mail us with a link to said image and it will be promptly removed.”
I still read wonderful posts from a LOT of bloggers using photos and images from the Internet. Most of these likely have copyright restrictions, so please BEWARE if you choose to use them. If you use images from the web, be careful. It is obvious that most of these images are professionally photographed.
I reiterate: Exercise extreme caution in using Google Images on your blog or website.
Janet Sunderland, a fellow blogger in WordPress wrote this review: (go visit her blog–she is also working on a book!)
This is one of the best how-to books I’ve read on both blogging and using images in blogs. Terri’s experience as a teacher clearly shines as she organizes the book in a step-by-step fashion with great tips, both the do-this, and the don’t-do-this! She uses images throughout to illustrate her points, which gives a visual representation of the information. Along with instructions on the skills of blogging, she includes recommendations for social media sites as a tool for getting that blog seen. In the final chapter, she includes “a round-up of links and resources…” A great book for beginning bloggers as well as a fine resource for experienced bloggers.
To learn more about how to avoid a lawsuit for innocently using “free” images on your blog or website, pick up your free copy today of Better Blogging with Photography. After reading this guidebook, you will be able to produce your own, high quality images for your blog or website.
Click here to get your free copy today! You can also click the image in my blog sidebar.