My content writing company have suggested I create a Google Authorship for my blog so that the pictures show up with the stories. I'm not too sure this is a good idea as I remember seeing posts in the Google listings with a picture by them and I'm not too sure if it encouraged me to go into those stories. I think that the stories could look a little unimportant compared to the other Google listings and worry that it could affect the click through rate negatively.
Has anybody had any experience with Google Authorship? Has it helped? Or has it reduced clicks?
On another note, does Google reward sites that have Google Authorship?