I hope that I have enough people reading this little old blog of mine that I can ask a question and maybe receive a reply. I have joined the A to Z Blogging Challenge but I am starting to have second thoughts about it. I want to write about places that I have been and I want to use pictures. But a lot of my pictures are packed away and It would be an awesome feat to get them all out. Recently I was reading a blog where the blogger had been sued for using a picture on her blog that was not hers. I have done that like a jillon times. I loved Google Image and I just right click, save to my computer, and then copy to a post. But now I am finding out that maybe I should not be doing this. Here is my question: What do you guys think?
- Should I try to locate the owner of all the pictures I have used on my blog and get permissions?
- Should I take all the pictures off?
- Should I make posts without pictures?
- Should I just forget about blogging challenges?
I don't know what to do. I don't want to get sued. And I don't want to pay for pictures. I like the way posts look with a picture. Why would anyone have a problem with me using their picture if I don't make money off my blog. If I just blog cause I like to detail things and I like to add pictures.
Help me please!