First thinsg first, if you send me anything you’d like to see posted on here send it to the new e-mail address MCPOTD.gmail.com I’m going to try and segregate an the blog related stuff from the personal stuff. Please Please Please only send original photo’s that you took and/or own own and indicate in the e-mail that I have permission to post it on this blog.
Also, I REALLY like WordPress and this template works very well for the style blog I have. Big thumbs up to the WordPress folks! Thanks for being here!
I’m still going to eventually migrate over to a self hosted blog but I’ve got to educate myself a little so i don’t blow it up. From what I’ve learned, if I do it correctly you guys shouldn’t even notice.
It’s starting to look like the old blog may be gone for good. After thinking about it calmly, I realize that it’s probably not entirely unjustified. Google probably has to defend themselves from more lawsuits in one week than is imaginable by a mere mortal like myself. So I can’t blame them for being strictly letter of the law on copyright and Terms Of Service decisions. And strictly speaking , while I made every effort to account for the source of every photo on that site it wouldn’t be unfair to say that that I may have stretched those boundaries on a few occasions. Ya play with fire, you’re gonna get burned. I can think of a LOT of blogs (quite a few that I linked too on the old site) that were waaaay worse than anything I ever approached. I’ve lost count of how many times I saw photo’s that came out om MY camera on other peoples sites (usually from overseas) with no shoutout back to me and their own watermark on the picture. I never said a word but I imagine a lot of other folks did. they’re still rolling along though.
It’s kinda cool going over all the old libraries and cherry picking the “greatest hits” for startin the new site. I’ll be sure and go heavy for a while to make for all the lost material.