Finding Free Stock Photos For Blogs Has Never Been Easier
OK, you write an informative blog post full of useful tips and ideas that you think hits the mark, but you don’t have a great image to go with it, what can you do? First off don’t panic, because today there are buckets filled with beautiful free images that you can use to add the perfect topping to your blog post. And those buckets are located online.
In the online world of free images there certainly more than 10 websites offering free stock photos for blogs and others endeavors, so I’ve narrowed it down to what I think are a collections of the best for you to choose from.
Spend a little time picking out two or three of these image repositories and jump in. Once you start your rummaging around you’ll be amazed at the quality, creativity and generosity you’ll find on each of there websites.
1.Pixabay has for many years offered bloggers and creatives a huge resource of free photos. Recently they have added videos, illustrations, and vector images to their catalog of offerings. I’ve use Pixabay for years and have found some very nice images to use from their constantly growing collection of images.
2. StockSnap offers a huge selection of images from its ever growing collection that you can use without attribution, but I highly recommend you give credit to the creator of any image you use. I’ve found some very interesting photos on Stock Snap that have sparked my creativity.
3. Unsplash has been around for a while and is full of images that I don’t often see at other free images sites. When I start searching for free stock images for blogs, i start that search on Unsplash before I search anywhere else. I find some of the most creative images I’ve ever seen on Unsplash.
4. Pixels offers some very nice and high quality images to meet all your needs. Pixels offers what they call “Legal Simplicity” which is just this “All photos on Pexels are free for personal and commercial purposes.” Couldn’t be much simpler than that, right? I enjoy finding original images at Pexels and browse their site often.
5. Reshot is a site I haven’t spent much time at , but from what I’ve seen I can assure you I’ll be going back often. Their tag line is “Handpicked, not-stocky images.” Check them out for some very original images.
There are millions of Free Stock Photos For Blogs available for you to insert into your own blog or article page that can give it a unique look and flavor. But not all free stock photos are created equal, so it’s important that you spend a few minutes reading the small print on each site for any restrictions before you jump in and download a ton of great photos.
For instance, at the top of the home page on New Old Stock they have the following “Free of known copyright …
Attention Grabbing Blog Titles
First rule of great titles: Grab Someone’s Attention. Pretty simple, right? It’s a deadly simple rule, but a rule that can tie the writer of a blog post, article or opinion piece in knots. Keeping it simple and not too far out in the ozone will help catch the readers eye and attention.
Your Blog, Is Now Live!
You’ve started blogging and are aching to get people to view your newest blog post. You hope people will put your blog posts on the map and readers will pour onto your website with praise and offers to collaborate with you on multiple creative, projects you’re sure will set the web on fire.
Time, thought, angst, along with sweat have built something that is sure to bring praise or at least a few well deserved pats on the back. Right?
But wait. Your dreams of celebrations and accolades may be a bit premature. A full email box and viral tweets with likes toppling over onto each other like an endless row of dominoes, may not happen. At least not yet. 1700 word blog posts written with honesty, wit and pluck are no longer guaranteed to be read by anyone, not even your ever-loving family and friends.
If your writing is creative and authentic with a compelling story etched into the marrow of the blog post it’s gotta resonate with readers and reviewers right? It’s just gotta, gosh darn it!
But hold on, some authoritative estimates say there are nearly a billion blogs shouting and hungering for people to read them, a billion blogs! A billion blogs, that’s one for every seven people on the planet. Wow.
I’m not trying to divert you from hopeful thinking before we even get to the sweet filling of this blog post. Blog Titles. No I’m simply asking you to approach writing and promoting your blog with the same sober outlook you’d bring to the job of building a house, with the same sober clear eyed determination you’d bring to any relationship you are embarking on.
If You Offer It, They Will Buy It!
Somewhere in the Northeastern United States there is a collage football stadium often filled to the brim every other Saturday with students and local towns people hoping for an exciting game.
The fans of both teams assembled to battle are yelling and waving their arms in tried and true unison, hoping to spur their teams on to victory. It’s been a standard scene in colleges around the Northeast since shortly after November 6, 1869 when Rutgers and Princeton played what was billed as the first college football game
Inside the stadium they serve the usual boring fare of hot dogs, nachos w/cheese and assorted bags of chips and ice cream sandwiches. No one I can assure you goes to games in this ivy covered stadium with hopes of purchasing good eats, they go for the game.
Not far from the stadium an enterprising young man ran a catering outfit. …