Finding Images For Your Blog Posts – Saturday Sharefest!

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Welcome to the weekly blogging tip and comment game! This week I’m talking about finding photos for your blog posts.

As I wrote in a previous Saturday tip: photos in your posts are good. But how do you find photos and properly attribute them?

Texan Mama writes:

I think a lot of bloggers could benefit from learning what the rules and etiquette are for posting photos other than their own. And, hopefully, you could hook us up with a couple of sites where it’s totally okay to take the photos without worrying about violating copyright or creative commons or hurting anyone’s feelings or whatever.

The rules are simple: unless you have taken a photo yourself or obtained the photo from a PR person, you should credit the source. Simply add a line at the end of your post that says “Photo credit: xyz.com.” Following is a list of ways to find photos for your posts:

Now, let’s play a game! Here are the rules for the SITS Saturday Sharefest:

  • Leave a comment here with a link to one of your best blog posts (or just your main URL if you prefer).
  • After you leave your comment, visit the link of the person who commented BEFORE you.
  • Comment on their post and be sure to say “Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest” in your comment.

Now, go leave some comments! And please visit my new blog – Mom, Reinvented. I’m giving away a Printies Pet Design Studio Kit, along with two other great giveaways!

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  1. Happy Saturday! I’m a bit late checking in… it’s been a LONG day!
    .-= Samantha´s last post: The State That I Am In =-.

  2. Checking in a little late today. Hope everyone had a great Saturday!

  3. Thanks for the links! I mainly use my own photo’s, but these will be very useful when I have nothing of my own.
    .-= Michaela´s last post: Foto Friday – Buzz Lightyear =-.

  4. Today has been one of the best Saturdays I’ve had in a long time. I’ll have to try to blog about it tomorrow. Happy weekend everyone!

  5. This is definitely a helpful post! Commentluv doesn’t seem to be cooperating with me today, so here’s a URL to my latest post:

    http://www.melaniesmusings.net/2009/11/what-you-want-to-read-1.html

  6. Awesome post y’all! I’ve often wondered where people got images…thank you so very much!!
    .-= Kristen´s last post: How To Get Jalapeno Juice Off Your Hands–Tuesday’s Tips =-.

  7. Thanks for the great advice on pics!

    Here’s a link to my Top Ten Best Christmas Gifts for Women. :)

    http://www.themarketingmama.com/2009/11/top-10-womens-gifts-for-holidays.html
    .-= Missy @ The Marketing Mama´s last post: Saying Goodbye to my Grandfather =-.

  8. Hello girls! Off to read some posts.

  9. Saturday…it’ll be all right, celebrate…poor rendition of a Madonna classic….

  10. Hey girls! Hope you’re all having a great weekend!
    I would love it if just one person participated in my latest of MEME attempts. *sigh*

    http://thewifeyblogs.blogspot.com/2009/11/friday-fun-facts.html
    And as always, much love! <3
    .-= The Wifey´s last post: Friday Fun Facts =-.

  11. Oh, I have big fun stealing random pictures and not having a clue where they came from!! lol

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Rhonda´s last post: What Does The Evening Of A Day On The Ski Hill Look Like? =-.

  12. Wooo-whoo Happy Sharefest Day!

  13. I’ll post the one from today : Zhu SO CRAZY IF ZHU SPEND THAT MUCH $ on RATS!

    http://www.mytrendytykes.com/2009/11/theyre-like-little-ratslittle-rats.html

    Hope everyone has a great weekend.

  14. Good evening all (I’m super late today)
    .-= Penelope´s last post: Beibi Baby Shoes- Review and Giveaway Baby Bliss Celebration Day 7 =-.

  15. Happy weekend SITSas!

  16. happy saturday
    .-= Morgan´s last post: It is so green! =-.

  17. Happy Saturday! The pics in this post are from today’s visit with Santa. I love the pictures of my girls smiling :-)
    .-= Lisa´s last post: Teaching thankfulness =-.

  18. Happy Saturday! The pics in this post are from today’s visit with Santa. I love the pictures of my girls smiling :-)

    http://thismommyworks.blogspot.com/2009/11/kids-santa-very-cold-day.html

  19. Happy SITS Saturday Sharefest!!! Now on to check out some of your awesome blogs! =D
    .-= Nicole´s last post: Oops My Bad…. =-.

  20. Happy Saturday share fest!
    .-= T. Anne´s last post: All together now =-.

  21. Hey Everyone!

    It was my birthday on Thursday. I’ve been a bit out of commission because of it. Ha Ha! So fun! Anyway, check out our post on what to wear to Thanksgiving.
    http://www.ineedprettythings.com/what-to-wearthanksgiving/

    Yours Truly,
    Lady Lex

  22. Hey you all! This morning my girls got the H1N1 vaccine and then we visited Santa! I could use a late afternoon nap:)

    Thanks for sharing the photo sites. I like it when blogs have pictures in their posts. Breaks up a long post.

  23. Wow, we got to meet the Twilight stars and get autographs this afternoon. They were at a local theather. Pretty cool stuff:-)

    Have a great Saturday!
    .-= Renee@AlwaysaSouthernGirl´s last post: Small Talk 6 Saturdays =-.

  24. OMG! I hope I’m not becoming an inactive SITS member!! It’s Spawnie’s falt a swear!! Baby never lets me stay awake long enough to get on my computer and roll call! I’m still around, promise!

    I hear the 2nd trimester is better.
    .-= FutureMama´s last post: What are the Chances?: Baby, er… Fetus Names =-.

  25. My Twitter Link is http://www.twitter.com/jasmineprov31
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  26. Hello ladies. Happy SITS day. Pass by my blog. I’m having a giveaway for children. The Christian Book Series – Left Behind for Kids – Volume 1-14.

    http://jasmine-aboverubies.blogspot.com/2009/11/left-behind-kids-giveaway.html

    Blessings!!
    .-= Far Above Rubies´s last post: Left Behind – The Kids Giveaway =-.

  27. Chaotic Kristy says:

    Happy Sits day!
    .-= Chaotic Kristy´s last post: I need to be quized =-.

  28. Hi! Enjoy this Sits Day!
    .-= Just Playin’´s last post: I’m Back! I’ve Missed You! =-.

  29. Wow thank you, this is such good advice. I have always been wary of using photos I have found on the net for fear of breaching copyright. But now I know how to go ahead thanks to you guys!

    Have a great weekend!
    .-= Lise´s last post: What I’m cooking this weekend… =-.

  30. Thank you for such a wealth of good, USABLE information. What a treasure trove this site is. I have your button prominently displayed on my blog: http://mrschunleroy.blogspot.com/

    Thanks!

    Michelle
    .-= Michelle´s last post: Silver Christmas Bells of Doom =-.

  31. Happy Saturday to all! :D
    .-= theUngourmet´s last post: crazy cupcakes challenge winner =-.

  32. This is a great tip!! I am going to start putting pictures with my posts once I find really good ones!! I may even be able to base a post off of a picture – we’ll see how it goes!

    Visit me at http://workingmommyof1.blogspot.com/
    .-= Working Mommy´s last post: Lesson #14 – Even If You Think You Are…You Are Never Alone =-.

  33. I’ve got news! Great news!
    .-= Jeanette at Bombshell BLISS´s last post: Remember this? =-.

  34. I thought it would just be “us” for Thanksgiving…looks like I gotta start the menu planning. I think that’s fun, so it’s all good. ;)

    Those who bring sunshine into the lives of others cannot keep it from themselves. A. Brilliant
    .-= Jessica Nunemaker´s last post: Milk Chocolate Bundt Cake =-.

  35. Thanks for the tips. I waste a lot of time searching around, so this will be a huge help.

    The story of me, my mom, and books:
    http://sarahntastic.com/2009/10/24/hey-mom-thanks-for-the-books/

  36. Great links! Thanks for sharing. Happy Saturday.
    .-= JennyMac´s last post: Take A Bite Of: Pumpkin Gooey Butter Cake =-.

  37. Thanks for the great tips on where to get pics, very helpful.

    If anyone is need of help figuring out what to wear for Thanksgiving, go here:

    http://www.ineedprettythings.com/what-to-wearthanksgiving/

    Have a good weekend.

  38. Thanks for all those picture links. I usually don’t need pics since I use my own, but I’m going to have to go take a look around @ those.

    If you’re in need of a fancy but fairly simple hairdo for the holidays – go check this out!
    http://babesinhairland.blogspot.com/2009/11/cascading-pinned-up-curls.html

  39. Happy Saturday. A bit under the weather today. Trying to decide if I should go to the mall or not.

    xx
    .-= Vodka Logic´s last post: Photo Phinish Phriday =-.

  40. This is an important topic, Shannon, and I’m so glad you wrote about it. I think a lot of people just don’t realize they should credit their sources. I know when I first started, lo those many years ago, I didn’t do it either. Because the internet is FREE! and you just take what you want, right? :)

    One of my recent posts is the debate about how to pronounce the year 2010.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last post:
    Goat Thing of the Day: A 1927 Cutie in Los Angeles =-.

  41. This is an important topic, Shannon, and I’m so glad you wrote about it. I think a lot of people just don’t realize they should credit their sources. I know when I first started, lo those many years ago, I didn’t do it either. Because the internet is FREE! and you just take what you want, right? :)

    One of my recent posts is the debate about how to pronounce the year 2010.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last post:
    Goat Thing of the Day: A 1927 Cutie in Los Angeles =-.

  42. This is an important topic, Shannon, and I’m so glad you wrote about it. I think a lot of people just don’t realize they should credit their sources. I know when I first started, lo those many years ago, I didn’t do it either. Because the internet is FREE! and you just take what you want, right? :)

    One of my recent posts is the debate about how to pronounce the year 2010.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last post:
    Goat Thing of the Day: A 1927 Cutie in Los Angeles =-.

  43. This is an important topic, Shannon, and I’m so glad you wrote about it. I think a lot of people just don’t realize they should credit their sources. I know when I first started, lo those many years ago, I didn’t do it either. Because the internet is FREE! and you just take what you want, right? :)

    One of my recent posts is the debate about how to pronounce the year 2010.
    .-= Margaret (Nanny Goats)´s last post:
    Goat Thing of the Day: A 1927 Cutie in Los Angeles =-.

  44. I hope everyone is having a wonderful Saturday!
    .-= Regina´s last post: more awards for me? =-.

  45. Oh excellent tips!
    .-= tattytiara´s last post: I’m only writing this title because I felt sorry for it. =-.

  46. Thanks for tehse great suggestions!!! I LOVE SITS!!!

    Chrissy MacCEO
    http://www.lifeasaceo.com/2009/11/stuff-your-stocking-with-giveaways.html

  47. Woohoo! It’s Saturday!

    Which means… that it’s Sexy Cupcake Saturday on my blog! :) Go check out this week’s sexy cupcake.

    Have a great weekend everyone!

  48. So glad to have links to photo sites! Thanks!!!

    As for me, looks like my Thanksgiving will be a little different than expected. Ah, well. Less work for me, I guess. At least I can still spend it with family!

    Anyone else have beautiful, unseasonably warm weather today?
    .-= Carrie´s last post: Change in the Game Plan =-.

  49. Love this post! Very useful information because I regularly use photos and have not made a point of crediting them. I will put this post in my resource files, thank you!
    .-= Romy´s last post: Mascara with Major Lift =-.

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