If you are running a blog on your own servers, why not save a little bit of your bandwidth by off loading them to third party image hosting websites.
Bennyong.com uses Flickr.com for all personal pictures and ImageShack.us for any other images. (eg. Website Logos & Screenshoots). The reason behind this is to reap the benefits of using a web based image organizing tool that can centralize all your collection for easy viewing and house keeping.
For example, the gallery in this blog syndicates the contents from Flickr.com which is powered by Yahoo!. This means that I can benefit from using a common platform to centralize all my personal pictures for sharing and I can access it anywhere for free. (Unless I upgrade for a premium package which by the looks of it, ain't gonna happen anytime soon)
And since I did not want to disrupt my personal photos with any other pictures, I decided to use ImageShack.us for any other images that I need to post. If I were to host the images myself, I will need a FTP application or use my online file manager from my web hosting company to do this each time.
Since the website is managed by a third party company, you never know when they may go bust and instantly all the images on your sites will no longer exists and appear invalid. Also, all free image hosting sites that I know require you to link back to them in exchange of using their free hosting service.
If you are ready to explore this path, there are load of other image hosting websites out there such the following to name a few:
Thinking out loud, if you were to have a blog on Blogger.com, everything will be sorted out for you to make your post. However, I am not sure whether they provide centralize access to the collection of images that you have posted all together.
Well, let me know what you think?