Monday, August 2, 2010

My thoughts

So, I thought I would let you have a tour of my mind:) !?! Enter with Caution! So, this has been on my mind a lot and the jury is still out.

Is it safe to post pictures of my children on my craft blog? I have read and heard of so many stories of weirdos taking photos of someone else's child and pretending it is there own or posting uncomfortable comments about said child.

I have never been comfortable posting my kid's faces on the web. There have a been a few times where I did and I have this little thought in the back of my head wondering if I made a mistake. I know the projects look soooooooo much cuter with the silly grins and beautiful sparkling eyes of a child, but I still don't know if show casing my work is really that important.

Am I being over protective? Is it extreme!?! Or, is it worth it?

I don't know, but I do know I will still continue to edit out my kid's faces because quite frankly I don't want to take the chance.

What are your thoughts on this? No judgment one way or the other. Just wanted to know how other's feel about it.


Pamela and Austin Matthews (and Family) said...

I dunno... My family blog is public and I haven't ever really worried about it. But of course, the whole purpose of my blog IS to show their pictures to family and friends...

Carolina said...

I know what you're saying... here are my two cents...

If someone wants to abuse a picture of my son, they are going to. This could be when I get the pictures printed (ala the movie "One Hour Photo") or it could be a photo one of my friends posts on Facebook (I'm careful about who I friend on Facebook, but I have friends who have over 500 connections on there), or it could be someone at the park who takes a picture, and he's in it.

It is not just on my blog... BUT I do have more control on my blog. So, to make the pictures less desirable to steal, I put my watermark over any faces of kids in my photos. This way, if someone wants a picture of a cute kid for whatever, they'd look at my photos and (hopefully) say, "Wow, that is a cute kid, but it is going to be a pain in the butt to photoshop that watermark off." And they move on, and find another photo.

Okay... that was more like $1.50, and not two cents... : )


Brenbren said...

Carolina you are a wonder! Thank you so much for that idea. I googled how to add a water mark onto my photo using photoshop and it was really easy. I will be taking this route from now on. I think my projects look cuter with those little faces shining through:)

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