So, I’m checking out my stats the other day. I like to do that for a few reasons. Most importantly, I want to know where people are coming from. Ever since I did that October and December Challenges, last year, I’ve had a much larger readership. Knowing where everyone is coming from helps me know who is contributing to my traffic.
Whilst poking around, I discovered that I had a huge amount of in coming traffic from a specific blog. Having never heard of this blog before, I wandered over to find out why they were linking to me. I searched for a few keywords and nothing came up. So I looked more closely at my stats to see exactly what post of mine they liked. It wasn’t a post, but a file. Not just any file, but a photo. Interesting.
On occasion, I’ll load up a picture on my own server, instead of link to it. This was one of them. It didn’t take me long to understand that they wanted my photo, for their article, with NO CREDIT GIVEN! No way I’m going to let them use my photo, without permission, let alone have me host it for them!
So I did the right thing. I changed the name of the file on my server, and updated it in my original post. A quick refresh, and it’s working here. A quick refresh on their server, and empty box.
I went ahead and uploaded a special file, just for that blog. Now it loads more correctly, see for yourself…