I came across a post from Running with Scissors on Thursday, where her whole post was plagerized. How terrible is that? The offending site posted it as if it was their own - word for word, image for image.
I think it is super important that you watermark your images - that way you will at least have a bit of assurance that someone is less likely to steal your post if you have your name on everything.
The easiest way to watermark a photo without using any special software is via Picnik.com.
Go to Picnik.com
Upload your photo
Click the Create tab
Choose a font and type your blog name in the box on the top left and click Add
In the text properties box on the left choose Overlay under the Advanced Blend Modes (this will make the image blend in and be less intrusive)
Click Save & Share
Click Save Photo and save it to your desktop where you can then upload to your blog
Of course this isn't a sure-fire way to protect yourself from plagirism, but it is definitely a step closer.
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