Flickr: Who is looking at your Photos?

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Real Estate Agent with CELLing Realty

You just never know what may happen on the Internet.  I found this out when I received an email on Flickr about a photo I had uploaded the other day. The email said they found the photo (must have been because of the tags) and it was perfect for a story that they were writing, and could they use it. 

 

Flickr Photo "Published"

 

There was a link to the site with the story, which turned out to be a snippet of a story.  Regardless though, my photo did indeed fit with the theme, and so I agreed to let them use it.  I have always liked the photo because of the memory behind it.  They make sausage after they kill the pig, and gut it, putting the intestines in these wooden bowls.  After cleaning the intestines they then re-stuff them, and then hang the sausage in the barn, or attic to dry.  Yes, that was the first time I had ever seen anything like it and snapped a photo, with permission.

Romania apparently is on a Guiness Book of World Records kick because this sausage one is just one of a few they have done in the past couple weeks......Anyway, it felt good for someone to find my picture and want to use it. Wonder if that makes me vain LOL :) 

Making Sausage

 

In case you missed it we started a Group for sharing photos so Bloggers could have a variety of photos to use on their blogs or websites just by giving credit to the Photographer.  If you haven't checked it out...go here

 

Happy New Year to Everyone....

Let's all do the best we can in whatever we choose,

 and enjoy the small things that make everything so worthwhile :)

 

 

 

 

By: Kathy McGraw of  CELLing Realty Riverside County Real Estate

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Rainmaker
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Teri Ellis at Homes Arizona Real Estate LLC - Mesa, AZ

Kathy, I waved - truly I did! On the way back home today! Were you home. ;-)

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Dec 31, 2008 08:42 PM #20
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Kathy,

Great job pointing out the power of Flickr.  One of the keys is to make sure we all tag our photos properly.  Not just the obvious tags (location, name, thing, etc.) but some photos may be a dominant color scheme, convey a certain mood, perhaps have a theme.  I've found that some of my pics are noticed more for the oddball tag than the obvious one.  What a great way to get additional exposure to you, your photos and your sites.

Keep up the great job!

Take care,

Dale Chumbley

Dec 31, 2008 08:42 PM #21
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Mara Hawks
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I love this story but the pig product is absolutely gross to me...wish it was cookie dough instead! It's very cool that your photo was used for this. Happy new year to you, Kathy!

Dec 31, 2008 08:52 PM #22
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Laura Cerrano
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Kathy, The photos are wonderful...I didn't know about the group but what a terrific idea!  I jjust joined and will add some soon.  I wanted to wish you a fabulous and prosperous New Year!  Blessings to you!!

Dec 31, 2008 09:58 PM #23
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Kathy McGraw
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Teri- No I was out in town, but how great you waved as you passed...I was looking LOL :)

Dale- Wonderful tips...thanks so much, and hope this new year brings you eveything good :)

Mara- Yes I can see how it could gross you out....I didn't eat sausage for a very long time after this experience :)  Happy New Year my friend....and hopefully we get that Photo Day together this year :)

Carole- Whay thank you...I wanted to call but figured you were out on the town...This Year I have decided to go wtih my heart and really do my Vagabond thing :)

Dec 31, 2008 10:14 PM #24
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You're so vain and that bowl of stuff is so gross!  LOL

Happy New Year, Kathy, best for 2009!

Jan 01, 2009 12:53 AM #25
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Gabe Sanders
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Thanks for the post and the photo sharing group on Flickr.

Jan 01, 2009 10:23 AM #26
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Thanks for that sharing photo site Kathy. Happy New Year!!

Jan 01, 2009 01:09 PM #27
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Heck no that doesn't make you vain!!  That makes you talented . .can I have your autograph?

Jan 01, 2009 03:26 PM #28
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Kathy McGraw
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Virginia- :) :)  Yea it does look pretty gross LOL :)  Happy New Year to you also .....

Gabe- I hope you Enjoy the Group :)

Gary- Happy New Year to you also :)

Tami- Autograph is in the mail LOL :)  Thanks for the laugh Tami....Happy New Year :)

Jan 01, 2009 06:22 PM #29
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Marian Gregor-Ann
Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
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Hi Kathy, Isn't that a song by Carly Simon? " You're so vain" HA    I joined flkr. I want to put up posts w/ good quality photos. Not sure where to put them? Flkr, photobucket, some place else??

Jan 01, 2009 10:50 PM #30
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Barbara Delaney
Park Place REALTORS, Inc. - Roanoke, VA

Dear Kathi,

Loved your photo!

What a great idea to have a site where you can share photos that can be used in blogs.

I tried to get onboard, but when I tried to register for Yahoo, I was bumped! Maybe I sisgned up years ago.

Any idea of how to fix it?

Thanks,

Barbara

Jan 02, 2009 04:50 PM #31
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Kathy McGraw
CELLing Realty - White Water, CA
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Marian- Yea I guess it is :)  You need to have a Flickr account for our Group, then after you upload your pictures, put in our group but change the license to a cc one.  Flickr is pretty popular and should meet your needs, then later when you learn more look at other options...that would be my suggestion.

Barbara- I would say to just start a new Yahoo account.  And if your name has been used put a number or something in front or behind, that should do it :)  If you joined the Group, please read the guidelines and rules in the Discussion area....I'll be looking for your pics :)

Jan 02, 2009 05:50 PM #32
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Hi Kathy, I just checked out the group. There already are some amazing photos! Say, any idea on a quick resizing? I have a lot of high res. photos & Easy share software is slow. Thanks for any tips. By the way, those bulges that look like 'you know what' are intestines!  How do I know? We raised organically fed chickens (when I was a kid). Dad would butcher them. My sisters & I had to pluck them on saturday mornings (ick) then on sunday we had grilled, BBQ chicken!    The Horse Girl ~ Marian

Jan 02, 2009 06:27 PM #33
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Kathy McGraw
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Marian- Go to the ePro Group...look for Caryn Webb....I think her post is still on the dashbaoard...she has 2 resizing ones :)  If not look for her in the Search....she always has good free stuff.

Jan 02, 2009 06:30 PM #34
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Marian Gregor-Ann
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KAthy, Thanks a bunch :~)

Jan 03, 2009 05:29 PM #35
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Michelle Pimentel
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Kathy,

Interesting picture... are you sure you didn't snap this photo at the house Hansel and Gretel came across when they got lost in the woods? ;0)

Jan 03, 2009 05:51 PM #36
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Great photos  but did you really look at those sausages, but i really got a problem with using other peoples photos,thanks

Jan 05, 2009 05:36 PM #37
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Georgie Hunter
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That's a great picture and I'm checking out your flickr group for sharing photos - thanks!

Jan 06, 2009 02:55 PM #38
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Heather Goodwin
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Kathy, I enjoyed your story and pic.  My daughter is from Romania.

I'm so glad that I can just go to the store to buy sausage.  Don't think I could do that!

I'm off to look at the flickr group.  Thanks for lettting us know about that.

Jan 07, 2009 10:16 AM #39
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