I learned to use images in my blog posts when I realized that I liked to read posts that had pictures attached to them. If it was just all text, I found them boring. I also like to find pictures that help emphasize a point that I’m making. When I first started though, I just plopped a picture on my post. Then after reading about copyright laws I was horrified that I had been “stealing” pictures. Now I always use the creative commons pictures or my own pictures and I always add the credits to the picture. I think it really makes a difference or at least I find my own posts more interesting.
photo credit: Original image: 'Rosie the Blogger' http://www.flickr.com/photos/9106303@N05/2493066577by: Mike Licht