After hitting "publish" on my last post. I wondered if I should have added photos for all those books. Nearly every personal blog (as opposed to news-type blogs like Althouse and Instapundit and such) I come across now has scads of photos - sometimes more photos than text. Cooking blogs document every step of the recipe with a photo. Book blogs show the cover. Family blogs have photos of the kids and pets.
I like photos. Well, I don't like all the photos on the cooking blogs. I don't need to see a picture of melting butter, or a bowl full of dry ingredients. Sometimes they are pretty and artistic, but more often a distraction. May I just see the recipe, please? I do like photos of places visited, gardens, homes, family members, artwork. Stock photos stuck onto a blog post for no apparent reason (other than to have a photo) don't do much for me though.
Do photos enhance your blog-reading experience? Are they necessary to your enjoyment of a blog?