- Visualizing the topic of discussion;
- Grabbing readers’ attention (great for making your RSS feed readers stop and read);
- Drawing people’s eye down a post beyond the first few lines;
- Illustrating examples;
- Giving your blog a more personal touch;
- Engaging the emotions and senses of readers;
- Giving posts more authority.
- Image files, stored on third-party sites (many of them offer free services), can be used anywhere you might need them: blogs, social networking sites, message boards, etc. If you load images, for example, on Blogger, you cannot use them on any other location besides BlogSpot domain.
- Storing images on offsite account saves disk space from your blog hosting account.
- Very strong advantage is that it saves your bandwidth from the blog hosting account and uses the third-party bandwidth. So, be sure that you images host allows hot linking; otherwise, it will be useless for you.
- It is easy because you get various codes that can be used on blogs, forums, message boards, and social communities.
- Several images hosting sites even are offering you share of the ads-generated income, so by doing what you need to do for your blog design, you get additional passive income from images, stored on the server, exposure.