I made this video, but to summarise, here’s the basic steps and concepts involved (holy crap – there are concepts involved?)
- Visit Flickr
- Search for a picture (ahh, here’s the concept! Don’t search for the literal subject – search for a metaphor. Eg- your topic relates to being “lost”… you could search for “crossroads,” “thinking,” “trail,” and look for an image that conveys the feel of your post – not merely illustrates the subject matter.
- The image you see are mostly not available for re-use. You’ll have to select “advanced search” from under the search box.
- On the advanced search page, scroll down and check the ‘creative commons’ option.
- These are the pictures you can use.
Check out the video for a neat trick on getting the image on your blog without saving it to your computer!