site has great pictures and raises money for good causes

Whether you love Paris in the Springtime (don’t know, I’ve only been there in  winter), bagels and lox in New York (the only ones I’ve ever actually loved) or the cute way your dog looks at you when she’s hungry, if you have a photo (i.e. one you own) the people at want you to visit and, as the name implies, share.


What is Share Your Love about?

This is a genuine feelgood project. I know four of the five principals personally and they are definitely Good Guys. I’ve had the benefit of a detailed briefing on the project but I’ll spare you that. The core concept is, as spelled out on the site: is about celebrating what we love to help some of the poorest people in the world.

Let’s face it, most of us are lucky and we have a lot to be thankful for. If you’re reading this there’s a good chance you have food, water and shelter covered. Many of our global neighbors aren’t so lucky and they need our help.

We are raising money for WaterAid with every image view. We chose water as our cause because having clean water on demand is a luxury most of us take for granted but 884 million people in the world do not have access to safe water. (WHO/UNICEF)

Today I uploaded this picture of local fishermen launching their boat to take their net out into the bay. It took only a couple of minutes to edit – including typing, then dragging and dropping, some words – and save.
fishermen launching their boat to take the net out, Coolangatta Beach, Queensland, Australia - copyright Des Walsh

The site is really easy to use. Uploading, cropping your picture and inserting some words plus adding some notes to go with the picture are all dead easy. The tools are all there and require no special expertise to use. And it is great to get little messages saying someone likes your picture.

I confess to having a challenge about “writing” on my pictures, but when one of the principals asked me was I going to add a caption, I went in and added captions. It’s not obligatory, but seems to be the way people are doing things.

Speaking of sharing love, I love that Dave, Rob, Matt, Lee and Steve have put in lots of hours without any promise of personal reward other than a warm innner glow, contributing a load of what would otherwise be some costly Webdev/programming and advertising/promotion.

This post is to support what they are doing – which provides fun for them and others who participate and provides support for good causes like their current support for WaterAid.

So ladies and gentlemen start your uploading engines, have fun and do good. It’s free to join.

What’s not to love?

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