You come across a blog that you really love, say like this one or BenSpark.com (shameless plug) and you want to grab a screenshot of the blog to post in your own blog post. Or maybe you are reading a blog post and you want to snag a quote. You can certainly do it by hitting print screen and then editing the image in a graphics editor. For quotes you could copy the quote and put it in italics and be done with it. However you could do better.
Supposed I wanted to capture the screenshot from my post last week. I could go to the post and then just click the Clp.ly bookmark in my bookmark toolbar of Chrome and instantly I go to Clip.ly to choose which screenshot from the post I want to use. You are presented with the entire post and you can move the slider up and down to pick the specific screenshot you are looking for. Here is what the clipped Screenshot looks like.
So you can see that the screen shots are not only up on the page but there is attribution back to there you clipped the screenshot. If you click on the screenshot you go to an intermediary page and then to the page where the screenshot was clipped. I’m not a huge fan of that because I’d rather go right to the page from the screenshot. It is a five second intermediary page but none the less I’m not a fan.
The system does work really easily though. I even grabbed a quote from that post.
Basically if you wanted to guest post for my blog you’d open with a paragraph that let me know that you knew who I was and at the same time tell me who you are and what you are about.
In all the site is really useful and can help you add great content to your blog. You can even track the clips that you made and if people wanted to use your clips you can track that too. This video tells you all about how Clip.ly works.