posting photos i n this blog was starting to muddle up the page. i decided to start a separate photoblog - blogger currently does not have a direct way of posting files using the "free" interface - but allows this to be done using clients such as hello.
the photoblog is up and running and can be found here. i checked with blogger support - there is no limit as of now on the number of posts (i.e. seems like there is no quota for the photoblog either :)