Need blogging tip

when you find an image on the web that you want to use on your blog do you hotlink to the image or do you copy it to your own online storage and use it?

if you copy it(which i do), what process do you go through?

for me it’s tedious because i have to dl the image, then upload it, then grab the new image url and then put it in my blog.

anyone have a simpler solution?