Adding Photos & Giving Credit

Very helpful info for bloggers!

Blogging 2 Learn

In class this week, we reviewed Copyright and talked about what it means to give someone credit for their work. For bloggers, “giving credit” usually means linking:

For a short quote, link the blogger’s name back to his main blog page, and then also give the name of the article you are quoting, and link that back to the article itself. (See example.)

For longer quotations, be generous with the links, as described above. But also take the time to explain what you liked or didn’t like about the article, what you agreed with, and what you would do differently. (See example.)

The best way to find dramatic photos that are safe to post on your blog is to use the Flickr Creative Commons (Attribution) Search.

Creative Commons Attribution = You may change the image however you like (for instance, by cropping or adding text)…

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