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Informative post indeed :)Yes, a lot of people just pick up images from Google, without really bothering about the copyright issues they could have later, and many have been caught and fined for it too. I think it only makes sense to attribute the photographer in your posts, and I do that always as well.
I do use Flickr and Creative Common too, though they aren't my favorite ones. I prefer Freedigitalphotos as it's quicker to find image there, or perhaps the loading is faster my end on that site, and you just need to attribute the site, which is enough. Yes, if you want to add your own quote or modify the image, you need to be very careful and use the free domain ones, because even if people allow you to do that, how would you attribute the photographer after cropping or changing his or her image to suit yourself. I usually use a free domain image for that, so no one needs to be attributed there, but all this takes time, so prefer the ready to use one as of now.
Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend :)
3 weeks, 2 days ago on How-to find images for your blog without getting sued
Lovely to read and know more about you and yes, you are a brand for sure :)
I'm glad you mentioned about this interview in your post yesterday, and we all had a chance to read through, thanks to Zac. Awesome as always, with something always to learn from you dear friend :) Thanks for sharing. Have a nice weekend, both of you :)
1 month, 1 week ago on Adrienne Smith – Personal Branding Spotlight
That was a lovely post indeed :)
Yes, rejection is something most of us have dealt with I think. Being a freelance writer, I've often faced rejection, especially when you send articles for approval or apply for work etc. But as you mentioned, such setbacks are no reason to stop trying.
In fact, these kind of rejections should be taken in a healthy way and help us to gear up for things later in life. These very rejections make us strong by inspiring and motivating us to move ahead and succeed, provided we take them in a positive way. Learning from the mistakes and making amends help us get better, isn't it?
Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead :)
1 month, 1 week ago on Why failure is a key ingredient to succeed!
Good to be over at your blog too :)This is such a wonderful topic and I think most of us can easily relate to it, more so writers, because our work just never ends!! Whether we are writing for clients, or blogging, or even through the emails and comments - we are forever writing, it's a never ending task I'd say.
I enjoyed this post just like @SusanNeal and I think unless you say and put a real 'stop' to things, you'd just be hooked to things, where one thing leads to another. It happens ALL the time. You are right about closing the Internet connection or your computers and taking a real break - I wish I could do that, but I will in the next holidays that come up....I surely need to try that once!
I guess that's why people say your work should be focused on doing what you have to do and nothing else, and you can achieve a great deal by doing that, but for which you need to remove all other kinds of distractions around you. However, that choice is something we all need to make for ourselves.
Oh yes...the abundance jar is a nice concept, and though I recently learnt of it, I think expressing gratitude is a way of life we all need to adopt.
Thanks for sharing an inspiring post with us. Wishing you a very Happy New Year as well :)
2 months ago on It’s time to put aside your goals for something far more important
Good to be over at your blog :) Yes indeed - technology is fast progressing and with such devices it does become easier for the patient and for the doctor too to keep a check on things. I think Smartphones are making good progress in this regard. However, I wonder how they test patients that require certain tests, or perhaps it works only with and for some kind of medical problems, isn't it?Thanks for sharing. Have a nice day :)
6 months, 1 week ago on How Smartphone Can Change Healthcare – Wireless Medicine
Nice to hear from you after long, and I guess all of us understand that it's not easy to blog, more so when you have your studies also to take care of. So, don't worry - we are all here and would be around. In-fact if there is anything we can do for you, let us know :)Take care and wish you the best - always :)
8 months, 3 weeks ago on Will I be back
Nice giveaway and nice themes shared here. Makes me rethink about starting my older Genesis blog that is lying just like that for sometime now.
Thanks for sharing :)
9 months, 2 weeks ago on ELEGANT THEMES GIVEAWAY: 2 Developer Account of 89$ Each (ENDED)
@BetsyKCross I agree with @BruceSallan there - well done Betsy - you just made our day :)
9 months, 2 weeks ago on 12 Most Potatoey Portraits of Social Media Goodness
Thanks so much for this lovely post and for including me with so many well known people in the Blogosphere - humbled indeed. :)
I still can't stop smiling from ear to ear on seeing the awesome potato pictures - thanks so much Betsy for these great pieces of art. I think each one is looking just wonderful in their new look.
I think I do know most of these fellow bloggers, except a few who I'd be soon checking out now.
Thanks once again, both of you. Have a lovely weekend :)
I would love to choose more of peace and harmony int the world, and on a personal level - more of love and understanding with our dear ones. I agree, never losing your close ones comes first too :)
I wish these life rules could really happen and life would be so good. But like they say - not all wishes ever come true - yet there's no harm in wishing and hoping for the good things to happen in our lives.
Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely week ahead :)
I heard of bloglovin too, though never tried it out. I'm trying out FeedBlitz, but am unhappy with their support, and looking out for a better option too. Let's see what people say about this. I was using Aweber, but that goes well with marketers or affiliate or those wanting to sell something, and am none of those, so changed over. But looking for something better.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on What Life Rule Would You Make?
@Lori @Sandi Amorim Never tried it as I always loved the original, except when I sometime forget the words and might just use some of my own :)
11 months ago on What Are Your Favourite Things?
@Lori - That IS my priced possession Lori :)
Yes, the smell of it hitting the parched land is what I meant - it just livens you up I think. And even when we have heavy rainfall our end, just sitting by the window or the porch and watching the rain, while we sip a cup of tea/coffee makes you feel nice - isn't it?
The sound of music was my first movie when I turned 16! My parents made sure we went to see it on my birthday, especially for that song...you are 16 going on 17...and it made me feel on top of the world - that's another favorite moment in time for me, which I can never forget. :)
I just love that song from the movie too- an all time favorite. I remember the movie so well, even after having seen it years ago - I think somethings leave a deep mark on your heart and mind. It's always been the song I chose to make myself feel good or happy too. :)
Nice list of favorite things, and I think anything that you can connect with and keep in your heart becomes your favorite. Mine would be very simple things....like a diary my Mom wrote while she was expecting me - all those treasured words, feelings, emotions are something I value to date. Things like the first rain, especially when it falls on the parched land or sand - that lovely feeling to dance in the rain -- brings back memories of my childhood. Or then just going out for a long drive - away in the wilderness with my hubby, and keep talking all along - never to return to the daily routine :) Ah...the list can be endless :)
Thanks for sharing, and making me drift away in such lovely thoughts. :)
Hi Hajra - nice to have you back :)I know about your Dad - and am just glad that all's well now. I can well imagine how it gets to see your parents collapse like that - where can we ever think of blogging at such times!
I also know about you becoming an aunt, and am glad that brought in much joy and happiness to all of you. I guess He has his way of giving us joys and sorrows in his own time - isn't it?
I agree, not everyone can post like Jack does, he's indeed a tremendous blogger - and I guess you would have been here had things not caught up the way they did. Not to mention your studies in all of this. So, don't worry - we all understand. No problem at all about you not visiting our blogs and commenting - we are all here whenever you have the time to back online. Just take it easy for now, and be with your loved ones who need you more than us presently. I'm sure your sisters bundle of joy would be loving to have you around all the time too. :)
Thanks for sharing more of you with us. Wishing you much happiness and success. :)
11 months, 1 week ago on Life slipping, miracles happening and life!
Time flies, but I know you must be thinking that all of this just happened yesterday. For those who undergo can only feel the real pain, while for us, we can just sit and read or share part of your pain. Yes, as I'd mentioned in an earlier comment on this porch, your blog has been a way to express yourself and your feelings with all of us, which we love to hear.
It makes us feel we are nearby and wish at times we could reach out and just give you a close hug too. I know the distances are much and we have to be where we are. But never feel that you are alone or can't share more of your feelings or about Alex with us, because we are here for you anytime. We hare your grief and feelings this way - on this platform, and need to thank you for thinking us worthy enough to share it with too.
Thanks for sharing all of this with us. Take care, and have a nice week ahead :)
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Thank You
Yes indeed, haven't we seen so many of these floating around and then we tend to compare them with our real life or things we've come across otherwise. I guess if we don't use them for our personal growth or self-development they really don't have meaning, or we shouldn't give them much thought.
Thanks for sharing. :)
12 months ago on Advertisements with Subliminal Messages: are they a real Threat?
Beautifully written Alice,
I loved the three cases you shared above, each one different from the other yet with a lot of meaning. Life happens for me, or at least with time I am trying for it. I say that because there are still many moments I feel that life is happening to me as I go with the flow of it, especially when you have a family and kids to see to - it's tough to take out just the 'me' time in such cases - but yes, like I said - that's what I'm trying for. :)Thanks for sharing this with us. :)
12 months ago on Life Is For You
You are not alone to feel this ways Lori,
We all have our weak moments and sometimes we just don't feel that courageous all the time - the strength seems to vanish and those weak moments seem to surround us. But then there are those good moments that sometimes come and go, which tend to lighten us and make us feel better - aren't there?
Or sometimes it's a little chat, a small message, or talking with someone that might change our mind set or the way we feel. And even if that happens for a moment -- it's worth it I feel, as we are back to ourselves in that moment at least. In short, I know I've said this a lot many times Lori, that things do take time, and it's not easy. In-fact, when I saw you come back online after Alex, I really didn't expect you to - to be honest. I'd thought you would perhaps come later or take your time to return, but you didn't, and that for us - is courage.
You came, and you were and have been here with all of us, sharing a part of you through these posts. It does help in some ways - doesn't it? I guess it's an outlet we get through our blogs in a way, and am sure with time things WILL get better - just keep the faith. :)Thanks for sharing. :)
12 months ago on Are You a Wimp?
@Lori Got it :) Back to you too :)
1 year ago on How Do You Manage Grief?
@Lori - The job kept me pretty busy, and other than that it was prayers and meditation that helped me overcome the loss, but yes - it took time. :)