Flickr.com is like blogworld for people who like to take pictures. You can download your pictures to this site and people can view them, comment on them, favorite them, etc. You can make friends (I don’t) and REALLY get into the site…or you can just have a cool place to hold and organize and edit some of your favorite photos.
#1 Codes Are Universal
The code you get from pictures in your Flickr account can be used mostly anywhere. Whereas the code you get when you download to blogger can only be used on blogger.
#2 Easier Blog Writing Process
When I download straight to Blogger it totally messes up my posts and I have to spend forever rearranging and fixing the spaces between the paragraphs. Copying and pasting from another site like FLickr makes that process a little easier because I can put it exactly where I want it. I just write up my blog post and then cut and paste my pictures from Flickr and put them exactly where they need to go.
#3 New Friends
You get the added bonus of dinking around with photog nerds like her on flickr.
Fllickr allows you to create sets and arrange your pictures so that not only are they easy to store, but they’re easy to find when you need to use them again. It’s a great way of backing up what is already on your computer.
You can set your account to update your Facebook status every time you upload pictures to Flickr. If you’re an avid Facebooker than you’ll see this cuts out a step for you. No need to upload pictures to different sites. People can click on the pictures they see in your status on Facebook and move right over to your Flickr account.
Flickr is yet another way to meet people, grow your number of contacts, and introduce them to your blog. My blog is linked to my account, so people I meet on Flickr are just one click away from falling head over heels in love with me on MY turf. :)
To find a code for your pictures on Flickr that can be used in your blog:
Go into your photo album and click on the pic you want. See all the little icons on top of the picture? Click on the little magnifying glass that says “all sizes.” That option gives you a code for the pic for square thumbnail, small, medium and large images for your blog. Choose one and the code will appear underneath in the first dialog box. Copy that code and paste it into a blog post. Voila! And you can pick what size you want and everything.