Hii. I'm gonna rant about a little something I've been holding in for a while. Almost a year actually. It's about watermarking your pictures. Why do we (bloggers) do it? Hmm, to claim the credit for taking the picture, to prevent other people from stealing it and... to look famous since all the other celebrity bloggers are doing it.
I don't know, don't ask me. I don't watermark my pictures.
I admit, I tried. Using Paint, I don't have Adobe Photoshop and I find it all too time consuming. I would 'watermark' pictures that I have put a lot of effort into. Such as this pink teddy, it took me half an hour doing this. I lubbx it so much I wrote my name there just like an artist would except that I'm not an artist and not really that creative.
Emo and evul pink earless teddy.
Lolcats do it as well, to show ownership of the pictures.
That's fiiineee. You just don't want people stealing your photos, I get it now! Well, you should of just said so! But no, there is an ulterior motive behind this. You want traffic. That's right, you want more hits. YOU wanna be famous.
So in order to protect your pictures and to create more publicity for your blog you decide the only way to do so is to watermark RIGHT in the center of the picture where the eye catches attention. Unlike mine, the first picture, you can easily crop away my name and use it for yourself. (Not saying anyone would be interested, just an example.)
It ruins everything, the point of showing people illustrations or giving them the image of the scenario.
After visiting several blogs, that just PISSES ME OFF. LIKE THE HELL, here I am reading your blog, trying to enjoy your entries and you ruin the beauty of pictures, you distract the reader's attention from what the picture is trying to display all in the name of vanity.
You make us bloggers look like selfish, traffic-minded, money-minded losers who are desperate for attention. Can't you be at least bit more considerate and make your watermarks a wee bit subtle? 'Cus I am through viewing blogs whose owners are only concerned about hits or unique visitors.
Mark my words I will NEVER visit your blog again. And if I meet you I will not link you in my post if we took a picture together (not like that matters since I'm not fehmes or anything).
So you see, the harder you try, the further you get. Blogging is supposed to be sharing, your experience, your life... knowledge and thoughts. Getting a point across to people who bother to know how you're doing. If it's a photoblog or an entertainment webpage, just give a hint or whatever copyright threats you know of.
People will stop reading if you have no soul in your entries at all. That you're merely spouting all sorts of crap just to grab a few seconds of attention, you'll soon be ignored. You don't want that to happen.
See, now you can see the picture crystal clear. This is a picture of my brother sleeping. Isn't he peaceful...
I will never forget the chokeslams, Tze. When you thought you were Kane.
Blogging trumps WWE anytime!