I’m waiting for my first ever guest blogger to wrap up her first ever blog post, but while she dawdles with things like school and birthday parties and spelling tests I wanted to share an amazing photo resource I just found. Occasionally my day job helps my early morning, late night and weekend avocation, and last week a 5-8:00 p.m. “day job” meeting led me to a remarkable site. Blogging friends you have to check out Unsplash.
Personally, I love using my own photos in my blog, but sometimes I want to write about something and I don’t have an appropriate photo. Oftentimes I end up with a blog post that has no picture because I get tired of trying to negotiate all the license terms and general ethics of using pictures I find on the Internet. I find blog posts with no pictures less interesting, less read, and less liked on Twitter. Well now there is a replacement for those boring posts: adding images from Unsplash.
Let’s say you have a blog post about how every February you yearn for spring, or even summer’s heat and flowers. You may not have a recent picture of summer flowers, but Unsplash does.
Let’s say you are full of angst about politics. You want an image to convey how you feel inside, but you aren’t a professional photographer, so you don’t have a good storm picture. That’s okay. Unsplash has you covered.
Let’s say one of your favorite bloggers just shared an awesome photo site with you. One that provides “Free (do whatever you want) high-resolution photos” under a Creative Commons Zero license. You might want a picture that shows how you feel about your blogging friend, this new resource, and life in general. Oh yeah, you guessed it, Unsplash has you covered.
So go forth my friends. Write whatever blog post you want about any topic that interests you. Then head over to Unsplash, and add an image or two. Make your blogs a little more beautiful, and please, if you use Unsplash I’d love to check out your post, so leave me a comment or pingback.
Oh yeah, check that out. A picture of a woman working on her WordPress site. Unsplash has something for every occasion!
Thanks to Unsplash for the amazing resource, the artists on Unsplash for the images above, and to the Daily Prompt for the theme: Replacement