I've been spending way too much time on the internet lately and everywhere I go, someone is talking about the Pinterest controversy. Here is the first "P".
I love Pinterest and have been pinning away for almost a year. I have almost 9000 pins! I will not be deleting my boards from Pinterest as some people are doing.
Do you watermark your photos on your blog? I have done it some (following the crowd kind of thing) but now I don't. Here's my reasoning: If I put a photo on the internet (anywhere...blog, facebook, etc...) then it might be used by someone else or "pinned". I put it out there. If I really want to lay claim to my photo then I'll put a huge, fat watermark on it. Otherwise, it's fair game. Period. Welcome to the digital age.
Karen at The Graphics Fairy, wrote a great post on how to find the original source of a photo on Pinterest. It's very popular on Pinterest right now. Good going, Karen!
I also think if you are going to watermark one of your photos then do it big and near the center of the picture. For example, here is one of my photos with the small little watermark in the corner that I have used in the past.
If someone wanted to use this photo elsewhere without the watermark, they could easily crop it off...like this:
Or, I could just plant a large watermark right in the center of it.
OK, these pictures were really hokey but you get the idea....
I'm sure alot of people will disagree with me on this and I may get some hate mail. Everyone has their opinion on the Pinterest debate; I just stated mine. I'm not asking anyone to agree or disagree with it.
Onto the other two "P's". There is a new service out there called Pinerly. It is described as a "dashboard" for Pinterest and will allow users to track pins, sources of traffic, etc. It's under development and at this time is invite only (like Pinterest is). You can click here to find out more about it. There is a rumor going around that it might be spam but I did check their Twitter account and it looks legit. Time will tell.
The last P is for PicMonkey. If you are a Picnik user like I am, then this may be for you. It is a new free online photo editor that is very similar to Picnik. It was recently released and looks very promising. More features will be added at a later date. Here is the link.
I had planned on doing a food post today but I decided to get on my soapbox a little. It's been that kind of weekend.
I'm going to work on a little Springy project tomorrow for Debbiedoo's copycat challenge on Monday. I hope to mellow out a little by then :)