Why don’t you ever have any pictures on your blog?
There are two reasons, actually. The first is that I don’t want this blog to be about pictures. The second is that I don’t feel any compulsion to spend time looking for pictures to post.
Eye candy is great, but I just don’t need it on my blog. I’ve heard a number of other bloggers say that they always get a lot of hits on the days they post pictures of themselves or pictures of people they find hot, but that those visitors don’t engage much with the rest of the content. If all people are coming for is to see pictures, then the sheer number of other blogs out there dedicated to pictures or which sometimes have pictures is more than enough to satisfy those needs. I simply have no desire to feed that beast because it wouldn’t even be original, they would be pictures I link to from elsewhere.
I suppose I don’t have to have posts featuring hot people, but I could in theory occasionally incorporate a picture into a post. But here I’m indifferent. Like I said in the Formspring Friday post on porn, I’ve never been all that into watching porn, and I’ve also never been into looking through pictures of hot people just for the sake of looking. If that appealed to me, then I wouldn’t mind combing through pictures to find something to share here every once in awhile, but that just isn’t the case. I’d end up taking the first picture that seemed remotely appealing to me just so I could go do other things instead.
I’m not saying I won’t ever see or take erotic pictures that I want to share, but I really wouldn’t hold my breath.