Writing your own blog has it's advantages. Nobody tells you what you should write about, and generally you are free to do or not do whatever you like. That includes publishing exactly the pictures you want, rather than what the publisher is expecting. It has the drawback that no one will tell you if something is really bad. This can mean badly written as in grammar and style, or just plain below the radar. And you might miss the point of your article, or miss the pictures that will really interest people. Hits will tell you that, though. But then, not everybody has to like every picture you put up, either.