So if you're like me, you're having a field day posting content right now since content drafting got added to the alpha.
One of the best favors you can to do to your content is to add eye-catching images. It is insane, the degree to which this helps your content catch people's interest. Lets face it, in this day and age, the written word alone just does not cut it. If you're posting content without any images, I'm going to go ahead and say it - you're failing.
The good news, this is easily fixed thanks to Creative Commons licensing (and other free licensing). With a quick internet search, chances are on your side you'll find one suitable FREE image (or three) that will complement your article/story.
Here's how to find free images.
1) The search
Nothing could be easier. Go to your favorite search engine (try Ecosia if you want to plant trees each time you search), and type in your image search terms, plus the words 'Creative Commons'.
Alternatively, you can go directly to a site that houses free-to-use images, like Pixabay. There are others. Seek and you shall find.
2) The license
There are several types of licenses offered under the Creative Commons umbrella - once you have found your image, click through to where the image was originally posted. You should find information on the type of CC license being applied to this image.
Common ones are Share, Attribution, and with or without Derivatives.
Share - yes, this means you're allowed to share this image online. If you want to use it on Narrative, I highly recommend you look for the mention that commercial use is allowed (it commonly is). Narrative is a content economy and you will be deriving income from your content here, so this is important.
Derivatives is also simple - if the license allows derivatives, this means you're allowed to modify the image and share it. NoDerivatives means you can't modify the image and share it.
There are other types of license stipulations, but since they are clearly spelled out on the licensing page of the image you are coveting, there's no need for me to compile an encyclopedia of them here. Phew.
3) Image caption bugs
At the time of writing, the caption function in the Narrative content drafting interface is buggy. It might take some trial and error to place text on two lines in your caption, for instance. And if you succeed, but realize you need to delete some characters, you might find that each character you delete sends the cursor outside the caption, and you have to click back into the caption to delete the next character. Perhaps the @Narrative Network Team will get around to fixing this. In the meantime, it 'sort-of' works if you don't get frustrated and freak out.
So you now know all. And with great knowledge comes great responsibility.
If I see posts without awesome free images in them, I might just drop in to ask what possessed you.
??? They give you all this freeeee stuuuuff, and you don't uuu-se eeeet ???