Earlier this year I started making a concerted effort to include more photos here at Philaahzophy. I did so not only because I started taking more photos in my personal life, but also because I had read that blog posts with images are more widely appreciated by blog readers at large. Well, I’m certainly not ready to say that it was putting in the photos that made the difference, but I can attest to the fact that my traffic has increased dramatically in the last six months and that the few people I’ve asked about it have assured me that the blog’s more attractive in general.
Of course, this focus on pictures does present a whole new set of problems: where do I find appropriate pictures? How much is that additional bandwidth going to cost me? How much extra work is it going to be to post those photos? These questions are no longer an issue for those who have discovered acobox.com. They’re a site dedicated exclusively to providing blog pictures to bloggers. Although the selection isn’t tremendous at the moment, the service is free and easy to use. You just browse through their galleries, click a few buttons and paste the code into your blog post. It took me less than than five minutes to register an account, find an image, and paste it in this post (that’s it up above 😉 ).