This weekend I read this...Bloggers Beware: You Can get used for using pictures on your blog over at Roni Loren's blog.
I suggest you read it. Like, now.
As for me, I haven't prettied up my website or blog because I've always been worried about doing something wrong and violating someones rights.
What I've learned is just because it's on the internet doesn't make it up for grabs. Be careful. Look at the fine print (which I usually don't) and be aware. After reading Roni's post, I deleted most of my visual boards over at Pinterest. Maybe I'm paranoid, who knows? But at this point I decided to follow my gut. There are some non-royalty paying sites you can go to and buy rights to pictures and visuals. It's not that expensive. Or better yet...take your own. Let your blog and website be about you, and what you represent.
What do you think? Have I lost my marbles?