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Pixabay — A Great Source For Free Blog Images

by Brett M. Christensen

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If you are a blogger, then you are probably always on the lookout for free blog images to use in your posts. A great image can add real value to your content. A well-chosen image can help make your message clearer and make your post look good as well.

But, it’s not always easy to find free blog images that fit your needs and that you are allowed to use

Sure, there are vast numbers of images already online. But, of course, using other people’s images without permission is not a viable option. If you do, you are breaching the image owners’ copyright and potentially depriving them of the revenue or exposure that they deserve for their work. Stealing images is unethical and could also get you into trouble for breaching copyright.

Thus, it can be very handy to have a source of free blog images that you can use however you like.

Find Free Blog Images at Pixabay

Enter Pixabay. Pixabay has hundreds of thousands of free images and videos which you can download under the Creative Commons licence. So, you can copy, modify, distribute, and use the images, even for commercial purposes, without asking for permission or giving credit to the artist.

You can download images and use them in your posts as is. Or you can modify them to suit your specific needs. Totally free!

If you do want to support Pixabay and the artists who contribute their work to the site, you can make donations via PayPal if you wish. Or, if you’re reasonably handy with a camera, you can return the favour by uploading some of your own images and making them available for free to other users.

Pixabay is a great resource and I use it regularly.

What’s your favourite online image resource? Do you use a free stock photo site other than Pixabay? Let me know in the comments.

Importance Notice

After considerable thought and with an ache in my heart, I have decided that the time has come to close down the Hoax-Slayer website.

These days, the site does not generate enough revenue to cover expenses, and I do not have the financial resources to sustain it going forward.

Moreover, I now work long hours in a full-time and physically taxing job, so maintaining and managing the website and publishing new material has become difficult for me.

And finally, after 18 years of writing about scams and hoaxes, I feel that it is time for me to take my fingers off the keyboard and focus on other projects and pastimes.

When I first started Hoax-Slayer, I never dreamed that I would still be working on the project all these years later or that it would become such an important part of my life. It's been a fantastic and engaging experience and one that I will always treasure.

I hope that my work over the years has helped to make the Internet a little safer and thwarted the activities of at least a few scammers and malicious pranksters.

A Big Thank You

I would also like to thank all of those wonderful people who have supported the project by sharing information from the site, contributing examples of scams and hoaxes, offering suggestions, donating funds, or helping behind the scenes.

I would especially like to thank David White for his tireless contribution to the Hoax-Slayer Facebook Page over many years. David's support has been invaluable, and I can not thank him enough.

Closing Date

Hoax-Slayer will still be around for a few weeks while I wind things down. The site will go offline on May 31, 2021. While I will not be publishing any new posts, you can still access existing material on the site until the date of closure.

Thank you, one and all!

Brett Christensen,
Hoax-Slayer