I have been blogging for a long time. 17 Years, to be exact. In my blog posts, I will often link to an image or somewhere on the web. This is a terrible practice. Here is why:
I just downloaded a wordpress plugin to find broken links in my posts. I have almost 600 broken links. The images disappear. The pages no longer exist. I don’t mind those links possibly not linking anymore, but the broken images suck. Especially the ones that used to be on my Picassa site.
Best Practice: Upload the images INTO wordpress. Don’t rely on someone else’s site. Bring them directly in.