Wednesday

Where to find FREE images

Where to find free images

We all know that our posts need images, especially if we want to be shared on social media and who doesn't want to be shared?
No one will share your post on facebook or Pinterest unless it has an image.
So no more excuses for not having a great photo even if you are not a great photographer because... here are over 15 places to get wonderful, free images online, right now, today. They are all free to use on your blog, website or on social media.

Let's start with the ones I use, in no particular order:

Unsplash 
These are quite artistic and unusual in my opinion. Also high quality.  They seem to add new photos every day and also you don't see the same photos you find everywhere there. Here is an example from Felipe Dias ...

Where to find free images

Morguefile
Has been around for ages, since 1996 in fact, when Michael Connors created it to be a free image exchange for creatives and teachers to share and use in their work. All the photos are free to download and use whether it is commercial or not.  You do have to join to download the images.

Pixabay
Has images and videos that are free to use. According to Pixabay "You can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, all without asking for permission or giving credits to the artist."

Pexels
Easy to search free images and videos. I like there everyday reflections category. Easy to search for what photos you require. 

Public Domain Images
A large and long standing site. Has over 252, 664 free images including clip art and drawings. Has free downloads and high resolution downloads of the same image that you pay for.

New Old Stock 
For vintage history photos from the public archive. 

And now to the free online photo sites that I have found for you but never used. In no particular order:

Reshot
These do seem to be unique photos that I have not seen elsewhere.  "Reshot grants you an irrevocable, nonexclusive copyright license to download, copy, modify, distribute, perform, and use photos from Reshot for free, including for commercial purposes, without permission from or attributing the photographer or Reshot."

BURST
This site is made by shopify and has high resolution free stock photos for websites and commercial use. I like how you can search through their newest photos. 

Gratisography
Quirky high resolution photos that are completely free of copyright restrictions. Many of the photos are by Ryan McGuire who started the site. 

StockSnap
There page says "Beautiful free stock photos. Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. Free from copyright restrictions.

Life of Pix
Free high resolution photos and videos.

DESIGNRUSH
Free stock photos added every week. Categories include AbstractAnimalsArchitectureBackgroundsModernMusicNaturePeoplePlantsSport,
TransportationVintage and Wood.

Negative Space.
High resolution free stock photos completely free to use, By my limited search on their site they need more photographers to upload unique photographs. 

FREEIMAGES
Has a huge amount (over 300,000) images free for commercial or private use. Requires a log in and sells some images. 

picjumbo
Has no attribution required free stock photos for blogs and websites.

PICOGRAPHY
Says "High Resolution, Free Photos. That you can use however you like with our free license. "

openphoto
A photo sharing platform created in 1998 by Michael Jastremski. 
Contributors have offered their images free of charge under terms of Creative Commons licensing. 
License terms and conditions vary from image to image.

What free picture sites do you use, like and recommend? 

Tuesday

Fibromyalgia Product of the Week

Fibromyalgia Product of the Week

If you are here you understand that living with Fibromyalgia and all of it's pain, fatigue and brain fog sucks.

In an attempt to ease the burden for Fibro fighters we have asked all of those in our Fibromyalgia community to share what their most helpful products are and we will be sharing them here each week at Fibro Product of the Week. We hope you find this helpful. 

Please keep in mind that Fibro Blogger Directory is an Amazon affiliate which means that sometimes the product recommended may come from Amazon. This means that if you choose to purchase the product a small percentage of the profits go to maintaining this site BUT at NO extra cost to you. Thank you.

This week's Fibromyalgia Product of the Week is an audible book about yoga and you can get it free right now! Isn't that amazing? Everyone is talking about yoga for chronic pain and fibromyalgia and Cynthia at My Inspiring Fibro Life even talks about specific poses for specific pain. Did you know that yoga is one of the natural things that has been proven scientifically to help Fibro? You can read about it here

So back to the product:



Inside this audiobook, you'll find 7 steps the author took that led to her recovery from chronic pain with Fibromyalgia including:
  • Understanding pain
  • Understanding the science of yoga
  • Taming the mind
  • Using the breath as a source of energy
  • Developing postures for a daily yoga practice
  • Creating self-care rituals 
  • Living mindfully


So not only can you get this audio book and another one for free you can get to try audible for free for 30 days.

If you don't want audible you can buy the kindle version for just $2.83 or the paperback for only $6.99.

Check out this helpful book that can transform your life: 


Yoga for Chronic Pain: 7 steps to aid recovery from fibromyalgia with yoga

Friday

Relax with a cuppa and find out what others with fibro are saying this week.

I love Friday because it's the end of the week and it has a relaxed vibe to it... also the promise of good times to come on the weekend. Maybe going out for coffee with friends at your favourite cafe or going for a casual stroll somewhere new. Besides that I love reading all the Fibromyalgia articles at Fibro Friday each week.

Last week was different because we trialled a new format with lots of images to click on and visit people's Fibro sites. By all accounts the new format was both loved and easier to use, so this week, again, we will be having this new photo full link up. We would love to hear what you think of it so please leave your feedback in the comments below. Happy Friday to you and enjoy your weekend. I hope you get a chance to read some of the links here. It's Fibro Friday link up week 213.

Find out what others with fibro are saying this week.

Inlinkz Link Party

Fibro Friday week 212

Fibromyalgia Friday week 212

Inlinkz Link Party