Friday, August 18, 2006

Virtual Recipe Exchange: Create Your Own Flickr or Google Group

I'm back on the Virtual Recipe Exchange train today with two VERY cool ideas....

Wouldn't you be more interested in a cheesecake recipe if this
photograph accompanied the recipe?

I would! This next option may be the one for you....

Create your own Flickr Recipe Group:
What is Flickr? Flickr is a FREE photo sharing website. You can store, search and organize your photos on this site, and if that's not enough... you can even share them with friends and family. Definitely check it out: It is very easy to use and really comes in handy when Aunt Marge wants to see the pictures from the family reunion!

How can Flickr be used for a Recipe Exchange? After you sign up for an account, you will be able to set-up your own group. Simply click "Groups" and then "Create Your Own Group." Flickr will walk you through the process. It is very easy!

** Your Flickr group may be public or private.**

Once your group is created click "Invite" to send out your invitations. Ask each member to share their recipes and photographs of the final presentation. How cool is this!

If you would like to see a current Flickr recipe group click here: You can view this page without creating an account.

If you like the idea of a creating a web-based Recipe Exchange group but you're not really feeling the photo-thing, try Google Groups....

Creating a Recipe Exchange Google Group:
This is very similar to creating a Flickr group. Go to the Google Groups site: Click on "Create a new group" at the bottom of the left-hand column. Like Flickr you may choose the level of privacy.

Speaking of family pictures, did I mention that each Secret Ingredients custom cookbook includes 15 of your favorite photographs? Black & white or color- the choice is yours. The photographs are placed on gorgeous dividers in a vinyl pouch. The pouch protects the photographs, makes them look very shiny and beautiful, and allows you (or future generations) to change them up later!
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At 6:28 PM, Blogger MonsoonArtisans said...

Ooooh. Please send me that cheesecake. Also, I LOVE the idea of sending pictures with a recipe.... what a great incentive to make it! It's hard to be motivated, sometimes, without a little preview of coming attractions....

At 12:58 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great idea! Pictures always give the reader a much better idea of exactly what they will be creating!

At 12:58 PM, Blogger Russ said...

What a great idea! Alwaws better to have a picture so you know what you are creating.


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