Hosting images is something you don't think about when you start your first or second content project, but with time it can get interesting especially if you want to decouple yourself from third-party platforms as much as possible.
In my post about how to write your content in markdown and open-source your blog I propose as one possibility to host your images on GitHub as part of your Integrated Writer Environment (IWE).
Just push your images to GitHub and get the permalink of this file's particular commit state. As I understand, the only ways your image URLs will be lost are:
- You remove the according repository or branch
- You remove the repository
- GitHub dies
At the same time, cloudinary seems a great place to have your stuff on too, given their API and general capabilities.
- What do you think of the GitHub hosting approach?
- Where do you host your images forever and ever?