flickr business cards and blogsitting

It’s a rare morning when I come across not one but two interesting new websites / services that catch my interest enough to blog about them.

Flickrfan The first is where you can order business cards created from your flickr photostream.

It’s a great idea and the execution, at least online, is really well done – which shouldn’t be surprising since this is a venture with $5 million in venture capital backing.

The launch offer includes a free 10 card pack (each card can have a different photo) for flickr pro users and free international shipping “worth $4.99” on orders of 100. I’ve had a go myself and am really impressed with how easy it is: log in, select photos from your stream (or let it pick random ones), crop the photos, add some text and off your cards go to be printed and mailed to you. And yes, the free trial for flickr pro users INCLUDES free shipping :-)). Simple and fun – just like flickr. I wish I’d come up with this.

Picture_2 The second service I came across this morning is a lot less exciting but answers a question I posed a few weeks ago: what to do with my blog when I go on holiday? The post generated a few offers to blog sit but mostly comments from people who reckon I should just go and let the blog stay home on it’s own. That’s where this new service comes in – it matches blog sitters with blogs whose…ahem… parents have gone away. Will I trust them with when I go on holiday at the end of the month? Are you kidding?!!

(link thanks to Tom Coates and Pods and Blogs)


  1. The Flickr business cards look like a good idea – I’ll try them out. I’m not quite sure what to say about Maybe there’s an interesting idea in there somewhere but it’s hard to tell as the website is truly terrible – easily the worst I’ve seen for a while.

  2. I agree with you Joanna – other than the fact that it’s a site about blogsitting, I can’t quite figure out what’s going on inside. Let us know how you get on with the flickr cards. I had a really good experience with their site – flawless!

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