New vs. Recycled Pictures
Over the weekend I made a fresh batch of No Bake White Chocolate Mango Cookie Dough Bites
99.9% of the time, if I re-make a dessert or any recipe, I don’t re-photograph the recipe. I love my blog and blogging, but I have a life and therefore I recycle photos rather than take fresh pictures, upload them, edit them, and then upload to my blog. It saves me so much time to simply recycle.
But, I felt these bites were worth re-photographing because they are just that good. Plus I had fun taking new pictures.
Even if you’re not a white chocolate fan, the combo of white chocolate with the raw cookie dough with the mango is just music to the tastebuds.
I was hoping they’d like the new photos, but they didnt. They didn’t like the original photos, either. With those sites, it’s all about the photo quality. Your recipe can be totally craptastic, but if your pictures are what they are looking for, you’re in. Which is a shame, I think, in many ways because stellar recipes will never see the light of day due to less than “perfect” photography.
Then again, there are so many hundreds of online recipe sites that are focused on recipes. What sets FG and TS apart is their focus on photography. So I guess it’s all good.
Since one cannot live on white chocolate alone, how about cake?
This is a “healthy” cake, promise. <–Hate defining things like that, but I did it anyway.
Microwave Banana Oat Cake (Vegan, GF, 5 minutes to make)
From my last post about the humdrum tasks of life, we all have them. Thanks for sharing what your bore-snore tasks have been lately. But hey, it feels good to get them done, right! Productivity rocks.
1. If you’re a blogger, do you recycle your pictures? Why or why not?
2. For both bloggers and non-bloggers, do you notice or care if a blogger reuses pictures from time to time?
Honestly, I don’t think most people even notice. Sometimes when a blogger points out in their post that they recycled a photo, even if I am a regular/daily reader of that blog, the majority of the time, I would have never noticed unless she said anything.
I am happy that she took a shortcut and saved some time, and spent the time doing other more, errr productive things, than re-uploading pictures to her blog.
I admit, maybe I recycle some of my pictures too much. Do I care? Not really. I don’t want to bore people but I also have new readers that may enjoy seeing a recipe link with a picture even if it’s been shown before. Plus, I always have fresh pictures in each post so if I am using an old picture for food, who cares.
3. Bake Sales!
Secondly, go Bbd on Katie’s Vegan Blog Bake Sale for Japan items. Dozens of bloggers donated vegan goodies and the bid proceeds go to the people of Japan.
I am donating Raw Vegan Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls (and other goodies, too) to the winner!
Enjoy your day! I am off to the dentist because I go every 4 months for cleanings. How’s that for a humdrum task.