Texas Two Step Results - Not Talking Lotto or Dance!
I feel like my life has become a series of bad dance moves. One step forward, two steps back. This girl's Texas two step results have not been pretty lately.
What the heck are you talking about, Rayma?
Here's my dance:
The proper issue of images was very confusing when I started with Wealthy Affiliate. Being naive (or misled by other programs that do not hesitate to urge the use of Google images liberally), I found great images on Google and started building a great looking website.
That was my one step forward in the dance.
I was using free images. I was protected right?
Not exactly. Beware of copyright infringement.
What Google presents as free may not actually be so restriction free
After listening to some training this week, I realized that the use of these images (even the one's labeled free by Google) can put one's website in jeopardy of being completely shut down.
Here is a link to the training Jay presented a couple of weeks ago that I am referring to:
Please take the time to watch this if you are using borrowed images on your site.
Feel like playing the lottery with your website?
Note: Only Texans would understand the twist I am putting on this. We have a lottery game here called the Texas Two Step.
I am not willing to put my hard work in jeopardy. I have completely removed all the images from my website. I decided the risk of using Google images is too great for me. I am not one to play the lottery with my website. I am working too hard to use borrowed material.
The Google Images are fabulous, no doubt. The free photo choices are not as glittery or glamours as Google's. More incentive for me to make my website more personal with my own images like Kyle suggested in the first place. I have decided I will start being even more creative and bold; I will be taking some GREAT photos myself. Take that Google!
Two steps back . . .dancing away!
Although, I have taken some steps back in my dance put together with my next steps forward the dance will turn out to be a beautiful thing to behold.
This little setback will turn out to make my site better in the long run.
Did this training get you dancing, too?
Are you playing the lottery with your website?
This is the third edit of this blog for me today. I ran into the issue on my blog here that prevented me from adding credits directly with the link button above. WA does not allow links to others in their blog.
I put the photo credit link in but it would not show up on the blog.
Bummer! Life kicking me in the derriere again.
I wanted to use images on my blog because in order to pin my blog on Pinterest I needed it to contain images.
More dancing . . .backwards at first.
I got some great advice to put the credit in the photo itself as part of the image.
Here is the link to how to do this:
I tried using Canva like the original training said to do. I had no success.
I downloaded Inkscape and followed the example exactly.
The images above have the credit attached.
I am stepping forward again. Dance, dance, dance.
Here's to another productive day tomorrow.