Yesterday, a well-known photographer, Trey Ratcliff, posted his thoughts on watermarking online images. In short, he doesn’t believe in watermarks and he explains why. And it works for him, which I respect.
Others responded by explaining why they do watermark their images. There are multiple reasons for that – commercial, social, ego-driven, etc. I watermark mine too. Generally, watermarks don’t bother me, unless they are overwhelming, badly applied or extremely distracting.