Pictures make your post pop off the page. A text only blog packed with interesting content will still only get half the traffic of a site with well chosen illustrations.
I have really enjoyed using Zemanta, and talk about easy to use! It used to be that you had to pay for stock photography, but now sites like Zemanta make using photos easy and free. And then today, I ran across another site that pays you to put their pictures on your blog.
Art.com lets you pick the picture you want and put it in your post. Then if anyone decides to buy a print of that picture or any other after clicking through from your blog, you get a commission. How’s that for cool!
And if you sign-up too, by clicking the link below, I get an additional five percent whenever you make a sale. Which is, of course, the reason I am telling you about this. Just kidding, I was planning to tell you about it anyway. It is nice when someone is willing to pay you to do something you were going to do anyway.
Here is the link to sign-up: http://affiliates.art.com/get.art?T=15060109&A=793132&L=10&S=6
Or you can click on the picture to see the rest of their collection.