Blogging rules

blogging rules

So personally I think blogging rules, but this is more about a particular rule of blogging,

If it’s not your picture – don’t use it.

In the past I have been guilty of downloading the picture I wanted to use from google or bing images without really thinking about it, but it has recently been bought to my attention that this could leave me open to being sued!

Seriously – people who write fun little no profit blogs are being sued for thousands of pounds / dollars for using images they don’t own. It doesn’t matter if you give the owner credit, disclaim copyright or don’t know you are doing something wrong – you can still be sued.

So be warned and be careful.

If you want to use images you can always subscribe to an image library like shutterstock or create your own with something like picmonkey which is free to use and which I used to create the image on this post and the new header for my blog (which I would love your feedback on).

So, don’t say I never give you anything 🙂

Happy Blogging

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8 Comments

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8 responses to “Blogging rules

  1. Interesting – I had no idea!

  2. Thanks for this. It’s very important information.

  3. There is much open source material you can use. But you can’t use everything you see.

  4. We all have cameras there is no excuse not to be orginal 🙂

  5. I didn’t pay attention to that and I’m using some photo on my blog. I have to change them. Thanks

  6. Very cute picture up at top. I have yet to try PicMonkey. I’ll give it another look.

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