See the choices bar above where you would enter your text in a reply to someone's blog or where you would write a blog of your own?
World symbol = pasting a link
Colored box on right = where you post a picture code to post a picture in a blog or a pm or on someone's page.
The first 4 are self explanatory
For posting a link you left click on the world symbol and paste your link in the top line and hit ok and then publish. Site rules do not allow posting links that have anything to do with payment for goods or services.
For pictures you left click on the colored box all the way on the right and paste the picture code in the top line and then click ok. You should see the picture in the box at this point.
Now THE TRICKY PART
There are a number of ways to get a picture code.
1. Sometimes you can just right click on an internet picture and choose copy and then paste it into the body of the blog.
2 If it's a picture off the internet you right click on the image and choose view image then you copy and past the code from the address bar at the top of the page.
This works on facebook pictures too, You right click and choose view image and then copy and paste the code from the address bar at the top of the page.
3. If it's a picture from your computer, you can either upload it to facebook and use step number one
Open a free photobucket account and upload it to there. Then when you open the picture on photobucket, there will be 4 codes to select from on the right. (all you need is an email address and a user name to open a photobucket account.)
The one you want to use for blogs or pm's is the one called direct.
The one you use to paste a picture on someone's message board is the html code which starts and ends with <a a>.
you paste the code as in step one and click ok and then publish. If you want to add text above the picture, hit the enter bar once so you have a place to add text above the photo. If you want to add text below the picture, scroll to the right of the bottom of the picture and hit the enter key and it should drop your cursor below the photo. After you've added your text, hit publish.
And there you go!
PS If you can't get a picture to post, it's most likely your browser settings. I find I have the best chance with Firefox.