To really see what programs could help food bloggers give social expression to their recipes, I played around with some Web 2.0 options. I tried Glogster, a visual communication network. I had a colleague use Glogster and it looked sheik. sassy, and organized. However, she, being a teacher, was using GlogsterEdu which is a stronger platform. I found the free version a little clunky to use. Adjusting the text box was a nightmare, layout was cumbersome, and, ultimately, the graphics weren't very adult/food blogger friendly. They were a little too big and flashy and made looking at a recipe a little hard. So, I deleted that account and crossed Glogster off my list.
|Click on the image for a video on Smore|
Here are a list of the positives:
- Marketing: Once you create the flyer, you can Pin It or share it to social media like Facebook, Twitter, and Google. It also can be found by other Smore users, so make sure to include a link on it to get them back to your website.
- Email it directly to friends and readers
- Embed it in your site (although when you embed it doesn't quite look the same as it does on the site)
- Providing sharing options to viewers/readers: Once you share the flyer with your readers, they can share it with their Facebook and Twitter followers.
I made one that you can see on Smore: https://smore.com/a3ka. When you embedd it, here is what it looks like: