You do not need an image on your blog. As long as you have quality content, visitors will follow you, and you will receive shares and high traffic. The main reason for a blog is passing information. It is not a photo gallery. Why then bother uploading or embedding photos? If this is your argument, you belong to another decade and not the 21st one.
Probably, your thinking is stacked in the 19th century when no one knew how to make images part of the web content. As a web owner in this era, having pictures on your website makes sense. But if you decide to ignore them, here are three things you will be losing:
Better SEO ranking
No one would hate appearing on the first page of the Google search results. Being on this page is a show of online authority and relevance of your site to the visitors. In return, you earn higher traffic and more sales if your site is for e-commerce purposes. Ignoring images denies you this opportunity. Even with the best-written content, backlinks, and on-page links, without a photo on your site, your chances of appearing on the first page are limited to zero. High-quality images are part of the ranking criteria. So, missing them lowers your opportunity to rank better.
Can you share a link to a blog which has no images? Unless you are developing an academic paper to attain a given grade, current online content is visual-driven. Posting plain text content on your page is like launching pork shop in Riyadh. You will make more sales but only in your dreams. With this, type of content no one will click the share button. Some will decline your free offers as an exchange of a share. So, if you want your page to go viral and receive massive sharing, having quality images is the first step. Remember, you can access free images for this purpose if you are suffering from budgetary constraints.
Sales and conversion rates
Can you imagine visiting a shop where the seller tries to explain to you how a packet of flour looks like? No display. No physical interaction. Can you buy from such a shop? The answer is no. When it comes to online selling images, make sense. A product image can be the sole point of decision making. If you do not provide one, your conversion rates and sales will be zero. Plain text descriptions cannot drive sales.