This is for a good bloggy friend ;) As you might have noticed, I LOVE having tons of pictures on my blog. I like to keep my pictures balanced with my text...so the text never seems too lengthy and there are plenty of visuals. Must be the ELL teacher in me!
Aligning the pictures can be a bit of a pain, so here are a few tips if you'd like to use a lot of pics in your blog...
Sometimes older is better. In the case of Blogger pictures, I like the "Old Editor" version. It is easier for me to type my text next to my pictures (more about that further down...).
To get to the old editor, head into your Settings tab (as shown above).
Towards the bottom of the page you will see "Select post editor". Here, you will be able to select the Old editor.
The newer editor, although recommended, doesn't let you type your text directly next to the picture (which I like to do!).
So (and I know this may sound neurotic, but I am what I am!) I do have a pattern for my pictures. When I post my first picture, I always start on the left. You can do this by selecting the "Left" option on the image screen.
Side note: Once you place a picture or photo (to the left or right) you will be able to type right next to the picture! Just click to the side of your picture, near the top of the image, and start typing.
I generally try to make my text about the length of the picture. Then, to place my next picture, I choose "right"...I like how it balances out on the whole post visually!
Another neat thing about this old image editor is that you have more control over resizing the image.
By default, I use "Large" for image size...since I can just click on the image and resize it with the grab points.
Note: For some reason, each time you add a new picture, it automatically gets placed at the beginning of your post. Not a problem though. All you have to do is select the picture and cut it. Then, go to the part of the post you would like to place the picture, click at the front of the text (just to the left of the first word in that text area) and paste it. It will automatically align on the side you originally placed it.
I hope this helps!