I think its time to stop posting images with every post for the sake of having an image with every post. Unless your site is showcasing your art, illustrations and photography, most of the images posted are just decoration. How many stock images do you really need to see in a day?
We are adults, we read books without pictures on every page. Usually the only pictures are on the book cover. Magazines and newspapers run images with articles but not random, meaningless images. Isn’t it time to put away the pretty pictures in our sites too?
Unless an image is required to illustrate a point or give directions, why are they needed? I know people think the images help with SEO, but do they really?
Want your site to load faster, dump the picture book images.
Often the image is something barely relevant to the topic. It does nothing but add colour. We are not children. We don’t need colourful picture books.