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Comments on: Images for Blog Posts http://designnotes.info/?p=1458 Testing & Sprinting Mon, 20 Feb 2017 09:49:00 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.7 By: heyitsadam http://designnotes.info/?p=1458&cpage=1#comment-100218 Thu, 10 Jul 2008 22:14:24 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1458#comment-100218 I almost mentioned that, I do the same thing (use flickr as way to drive traffic to my site), in that case I still host all of my own images- but I also upload them to Flickr. Hosting them on your own site helps with another image search though…google image search…and I'm actually surprised by how much of my traffic comes from google image links. It's not huge, but it's more then I would expect.

By: michaelsurtees http://designnotes.info/?p=1458&cpage=1#comment-100220 Thu, 10 Jul 2008 16:27:06 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1458#comment-100220 i've def. been considering the what if scenario's about flickr and how it's stability is by no means a guarantee. flickr actually killed all of steve portigal's images a while ago. sometime soon i'll probably contact mechanical turk to do some downloading for me…

one benefit of using flickr that i didn't mention before is that i'll get people coming to a post that they otherwise wouldn't have b/c they first saw the photo i took on flickr.

By: heyitsadam http://designnotes.info/?p=1458&cpage=1#comment-100219 Thu, 10 Jul 2008 02:27:36 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1458#comment-100219 My main thought is concerning where you host your files. I understand your logic in…what if I delete my images folder? But I'm always wary of hosting anything on a third party site. What happens if flickr disappears? (I know, probably unlikely). But we don't know, and with Microsoft in play…anything can happen. Point being, it doesn't safeguard you against all of your images disappearing + it takes steps to upload, then grab the links to the images + as you mentioned it becomes unclear for people searching flickr on whose image is whose. My thought is…back up your images folder on your local drive. That being said, I dig all of your points.

By: Geoff A http://designnotes.info/?p=1458&cpage=1#comment-100221 Wed, 09 Jul 2008 19:25:36 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1458#comment-100221 Interesting approach. I've been trying, since starting a blog a few months ago, to create my own imagery when I post original content. This approach is forcing me to be more selective about which external imagery I include since it's mingling with what I've personally created. Thanks for posting your approach.

By: erin http://designnotes.info/?p=1458&cpage=1#comment-100222 Wed, 09 Jul 2008 19:01:15 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1458#comment-100222 ooh, i think this is a good topic. i like the shout out from Uppercase to Perfectbound and the latter's use of their own imagery/interpretation of the subject matter as a segue to their post. AND there are many, many blogs out there recycling the same old bits, which comes across as a little mindless. BUT personally i feel as if i would be missing out on a lot of artists if not for the doppleganger blog train, so i can take a little repetition. the bottom line seems laced with good intentions, and that's to inspire and share. meh, that's just my two cents. SORRY… this comment is too long.

By: Greg J. Smith http://designnotes.info/?p=1458&cpage=1#comment-100223 Wed, 09 Jul 2008 18:43:36 +0000 http://designnotes.info/?p=1458#comment-100223 Well, blog posts that read like PR is a discussion that definitely extends beyond images.

I'm not much of a photographer, but I am good at digging around for images to accompany posts. I like to see that people have put thought into the image selection for posts, and that might mean they have shot stuff themselves and it might mean they've picked an obliquely appropriate photograph to accompany a portion of a text. There is something to be said for spending 30 seconds in photoshop with an image as well..

One thing that I find hilarious, and you'll definitely find this amongst the “social media consultant” circle is blogs filled with stock photography. What would possess someone to do this? Furthermore, what does an image of somebody walking along a beach have to do with “Unlocking your writers block” anyways? 😉

This is a great companion conversation to your “design blog issues”, many of which I agree with.