Today I thought,
let’s make this post about two subjects!
Yep, I want to make up for all those days I was missing in action.
Welcome to everyone who is new here and virtual hugs if you are coming here daily!
First, let’s talk a bit more about Pinterest.
If you have been a regular reader here,
you know that I love to stroll around there.
(You can have a stroll at My Boards if you don’t know Pinterest yet.)
is my most viewed post;
mostly because people use Google to search how they can get an invitation
to use Pinterest and voila, a whole lot of people end up here.
To me, Pinterest is feeding me with loads of ideas for photography or styling.
When I read inspiring words, it makes me stand still for a moment and think.
There are great ideas, from simple things to amazing crafts, which make me think I can do that too….. (ahum…)
And what I really like is the fact that I find new blogs.
If I see an interesting photo, I click on the original website or blog and sometimes I find really great ones!
When I don’t have a lot of time to ‘repin’ the photo on my boards, I click on the ‘like’ button.
I use this also when I don’t know for sure if I want to keep the image.
And when I have more time, I place them on the right board or ‘unlike’ them.
If you want, have a look over here at my ‘Likes’ page, to see what I mean.
* (Just know that the words on the ‘Likes’ category are not mine; when you ‘like’ a photo, the text from the person who wrote the underline stays there until you repin it, and then you can change it, which I always do).
* Only if you already are a follower here and you are still waiting for your invitation from Pinterest,
send me an email and we’ll talk….
Last but not least, Link with Love….
Have you noticed that I placed a Link with Love button on the right side?
This is what they write on their website:
They also sell this poster:
It’s a great reminder to give credit where credit is due.
And yes, I too have used the link ” image found here”,
specially when I first started blogging, but that isn’t the same as giving someone credit.
Use their name, make a link from it so people can find out more about the photographer,
blogger, artist, or product.
That’s how I found the Daydreams photo from Laura George.
When I wrote my guest post for Melissa, she used this image, with a link to Pinterest, where the original source was to Laura George’s flickr page. I contacted Laura the same day, and a week later I had my own copy of her beautiful photo. I’m so happy with it!
If Melissa hadn’t used a link to Laura, I wouldn’t have found her website and
would never have ordered her photo…
And yes, I know that it’s not always possible to credit the original source,
but making an effort to find where an image came from,
or to make the words into a link,
is the least you can do if you place it on your blog, right?
See you soon!
Image 1: Laura George
image 2 and 3: Link with Love