Hello, my name is Ana. Welcome to my blog! I started this blog to motivate myself to write every day. I embarked on a writing journey to find out all I could about the writing world. There are a lot of techniques and ways to write. However, I enjoy writing because it allows me to share my feelings, experiences, inspirational/motivational things, personal interest stories, as well as writing information, with others. My goal is to write a daily devotional/journal. I am a Christian and have discovered that faith is never losing hope. I welcome your feedback and anything you would like to share. Thank you for visiting.
When I started this writing blog, I did not use any pictures to go with my posts, just because I did not know the value of using them. However, as I got more familiar with the world of blogging, I noticed that a lot of sites used images with their posts, and it added a nice touch to them. Maria Schneider has a site called Editor Unleased, and she did a post in which she said that images can be an inspiration for your writing, as well as add an interesting element to what you write about. She uses Flickr as a source for her images. The images under the Creative Commons license can be used at no cost, but credit must be given to the photographer.
I find that it can be a tedious process searching for just the right picture and some pictures that come up on Flickr do not seem related at all to what you are looking for. This got me thinking about building my own photo gallery of pictures that I can use for inspiration or in a future post. I looked around my house for things that caught my eye and took a picture of it. I also looked back at pictures I took on past trips, scenic pictures (fall, snow, spring, palm trees, moon, clouds) flowers, animals, etc. I uploaded them to Flickr and now have 106 pictures in my photostream and it is a work in progress. I still have to tag the pictures and get a Creative Commons license for them. You can take a picture of any number of things and be as creative as you want. The main thing is to take a picture of something that catches your eye, or that you connect with. I am having a lot of fun with this project since I love taking pictures.
One of the blogs I follow,Pictures, Poetry and Prose, posts an image daily and you are prompted to write anything you want about it. You can find other sources for images here as well.
What source(s) do you use to get images for your writing?