When I started this blog, I decided to have a image or photo on every post. I was inspired by few other bloggers. I even was using few photos in most of the post on DpsTechno, my old technology blog. I mainly look for Creative Commons images on Flickr. I even selected themes, which will allow the featured image to display on the home page. Before I switched over to the current theme (Traction), there was at least one image associated with each post. The typography and semi-minimalistic design of the current theme forced me to use it. This theme supports featured image, but I don’t like the way it supports. So, I stopped using mandatory images for the posts. Not having any image on posts has a negative impact on few things. But if you love to be minimalistic then you can ignore it.