The best resources for adding images to your blog posts!
A few weeks ago I discovered that it was taking me way too long to find the perfect image to go along with our blog posts. I set out to discover what others were doing and develop a system of my own that would act as my own “image search engine”. By combining a simple process and some great resources for images I have now cut my image search in half, which frees up my time to focus on other tasks.
I started with a great blog post by 10e20 author, Patrick Winfield titled: Rewind to Fundamentals: The 10 Best Ways to Find the Perfect Image for your Blog Post
In summary here are Paul’s ten best ways to find images…
- Subscription Based Stock Photography
- Creative Common Licenses
- Free Photo Sites
- National Parks Archives
- Public Libraries
- Agricultural Research Archives
- Public Domain
- Shoot Your Own Photos
- Draw Your Own Pictures
In each of the above categories there are links to relevant sites – I spent some time picking the ones I liked and compiled a list and began setting my bookmarks for easy reference. Using the sites mentioned in Paul’s post along with other image sites I was able to build a list of 25-30 sites that I now use on a regular basis. I encourage you to begin to develop your preferred image list to act as your own image search engine.