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Ideal number of images on a blog post?

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I recently set up a blog about my adventures to abandoned places that some of you helped me with a little while ago in regards to image thumbnails and it is worlds faster now. However, my real question now is how many images are to many on a blog post? I am currently posting 20-40 per post/page with the average being 20-30. I want to put as many as I can on a post, but I do not want to bore people or over clutter it or anything. Figured I would ask some of you who have blogs and websites and see what you have to say. I am also interested in ways to present the images instead of a long post like that, but so far it seems like it is the best way as my pictures are chronological with descriptions.
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A link to your blog would be useful to see what you do and don't have.

Thumbnails with higher res images on click would be nice. An effect similar to randomc.net is the best I've come across.

And some ideas for spacing:
http://www.lostinanime.com/2013/07/shingeki-no-kyojin-15.html

or
http://johnsato.blogspot.co.uk/2012/02/inflation-of-review-scores-cursed-710.html


I should say that I run/contribute to no blogs, but I follow a few so my view is a consumers perspective.
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I had the link to the blog so that you guys could see what I was doing and how I was doing it, but the admin feel that I should not post the link sooooo I don't know. Spacing and stuff isnt really the issue, it is how many pictures on a blog post are to many and getting the right feel for the end user so that it is not overwhelming or anything. As is, I post quite like a forum post where it is all in one column with words and space between each or every few images.
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When in doubt, start a poll thumb.gif

Since the main focus is to put across images, here are my thoughts:

I wouldn't do things too chronologically. I always find doing so makes me "relive the journey" in my head - the atmosphere, the walk - stuff the reader can't relate to.

I would give each picture (or pair of pictures) 3-4 lines of text. In this case so that I don't suffer from visual overload. It also helps to set the scene - your opening pictures are more interesting as you've given me their context - latter pictures need it too!
Also be diligent and avoid needless repetition - a picture of graffiti is fine, multiple ones not needed. Or corridors. Corridor pics can be replaced with text describing them, though if one has particularly interesting features include it.
More - maybe 18 ish - pics could be included as very small thumbnails near the end.


It really does depend on who this blog is for. If for you its current form is more than appropriate - it'll help you remember it best. If for lots of people to follow, you may want to follow "less is more" and make changes so your readers really feel the essence of an abandoned area. And don't underestimate the power of a few more lines.

And sorry if this critique is over harsh and/or undeserved (its quite possibly both), I am fairly sleepy atm. Don't take me too seriously either, I'm just one person throwing ideas around.
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