I've had a couple of questions about why I watermark my pictures and why can't people right-click on my blog. I've done this because I have heard some scary stories of people "stealing" other bloggers pictures and creating their own blogs with someone else's info. Creepy right?
Well, I saw on Facebook today that one of my sorority sisters just discovered a blog using all of her pictures. This creepy person made up this whole life story and even said that her husband had died. How creepy.
So here are some tips to hopefully help you.
1) Watermarking Photos
I use PicMonkey each time I blog. I upload my photos that I will use and use the "text" button to add my blog's name to each picture. It can be kind of tedious but I feel like it's worth it. I'm sure there are other photo editing sites, but this one is free and it does the job!
2. Disabling the "Right Click"
You know how you can use your computer's mouse to right-click/save other people's pictures? Here is a link of how to disable it from your blog. I think it's just another good step for protection.
As far as Facebook, I'm not too sure how you can really protect your pictures. I would just suggest you don't accept "friends" you don't really know. As a blogger, I get lots of friend requests daily for people I don't know. I hate to be mean, but I always just delete their request, unless its a good blog friend that I talk with regularly. I would suggest doing the same thing!
Also, random- but today Amber told me that I had "word verification" turned on for my blog comments.You know that annoying thing that pops up when you want to leave a comment? (Type the number and this crazy made up word?) Derrr.. I had no idea. So she showed me what to do.
1. Under Settings, click on Posts and Comments
2. Next to where it shows, Word Verification - hit "no".
3. Save Settings
Hope this helps!
I will be back tomorrow with my 35 week pregnancy update!