Yes blogging is the 'in' thing now. And some people are worried because it might replace the old tradition of paper-writing and stuff. Of course there is more option in writing an online diary and more audience too with less restrictions as you can speak your mind even hiding your identity. Not to mention it's eco-friendly. But paper is paper, it has its own beauty.
This is how i usually work in a page-- i see to it that my illustration is right where it should be with the body texts and the headline. So the page designer wont take too much time figuring out what to do with the illustration. It is always best to coordinate with them on how i want the page to look with my illustration on. They usually give us the freehand on the page (coz most of them are lazy). hhihihi