What I love almost as much as taking photos is finding that someone has used one of my photos in their blog posts. All of my public photos on Flickr give you permission for use, so long as you give attribution. I do this via the Creative Commons license. If you take lots of local photos, it's a great way to get exposure beyond your blog.
Some of what I consider my favorite photos, like the one to the right, have never been used via the Creative Commons. And, I think you'll see from the uses below, the photos that were chosen by others to illustrate their posts are not "award winning" photography.
I've written before about using the flickr creative commons as a way to connect with local photographers. It's a way to put YEO in action. Anyone who sets their photos to this level of sharing is happy to see their photos used. Me included. I monitor the use of the my online nickname, "respres", via my Google feed reader so I can find as much of it as possible. Lately I've been getting a nice little surpise about once a day. I thought I'd show you how the creative commons process works when it is used correctly and give a few of these writers some AR link love in the process. :)
Here are a few places my photos have shown up in the past few weeks. It's interesting to see the different contexts in which the photos have been used.
A Photo Of A Foreclosure Sign
A Photo Of Hiking In Los Angeles
A Photo Of LA Traffic
A Photo Of My Shattered iPhone Screen
A Photo From An Internet Meetup
A Photo Of Six Flags Magic Mountain Cybercafe
Andy.KBC.MY: I'm AT A Stupid Cybercafe
UPDATE Friday, June 20: Here is one I was alerted to this morning. I'm posting it here because it's a topic close to my heart. :) This "photo" was actually a screen capture of my email restoring.