Every blogger or website owner can relate to the phrase: A picture is worth a thousand words. Pictures draw attention. They can make an article or post more appealing and help get visitors to actually read what you have to say. If nothing else they do make a plain old boring page look much better.
Finding the perfect picture for your new post can be just as time-consuming as writing it. You search and search some more, eventually just giving up and forcing yourself to pick whatever is on your computer screen at the moment. Sometimes it’s not what you were hoping for, but after spending 30 minutes to 1 hour looking you tell yourself I’ll have to make that one work.