BSR (Blogger Secret Recipe): BSI with a Twist!
Hey guys! Hope you’ve all been having an awesome week!
Thanks to everyone who commented on my last post! I appreciate the feedback! A few posts coming up soon with more details!
I came up with a new blogging schedule/blog changes that will allow me to host the contests/book clubs/baking and cooking clubs that I talked about last week, as well as the features that were once a part of this blog! However, I’ll get to that in my next post, because right now I want to talk about BSR!
I want to do something similar to the BSI (Blogger Secret Ingredient) but with a twist – it would be BSR (Blogger Secret Recipe). Instead of having everyone come up with recipes for a specific ingredient, I was thinking that everyone could try out different blogger recipes. The really fun thing, though, is that the blogger who came up with the recipe would have no idea that we would be making his/her recipe that month. Sound confusing? It’s not! Here’s a rough idea of how it would work:
BSR (Blogger Secret Recipe)
1.) I would have everyone who wants to participate (bloggers as well as non-bloggers) email me 2 blogger recipes that they would like to make, as well as the name of the blogger, the blog name, and the links to the 2 recipes.
2.) I would pick 2 recipes to try per month. On the first of the month, I would send half the people on the list 1 recipe, and the rest of the people on the list the other recipe.
The reason I would pick 2 recipes (1 recipe from Blogger A and 1 recipe from Blogger B) is so that if Blogger A and Blogger B both want to participate, they wouldn’t be making their own recipes.
So for example, if Blogger A and Blogger B are both participating in the BSR challenge, and the 2 recipes chosen for that week were Apple Pie by Blogger A and Brownies by Blogger B, Blogger A would be given the brownie recipe, while Blogger B would be given the apple pie recipe. This way, they wouldn’t be making their own recipes. Also, half the people on the list would be given the apple pie recipe, while the other half would be given the brownie recipe. This way, more than one person would be reviewing each recipe.
3.) On the last day of the month, I will publish 2 posts – one for each recipe. Each person who participated would leave a link to their recipe review in the comments section for the recipe they made (so you would leave a link in the comments section for “Apple Pie by Blogger A” if you made the apple pie or leave a link in the comments section of “Brownies by Blogger B” if you made the brownies). If you don’t have a blog but still participated, you would just write your review in the comments section.
4.) The BSR (Blogger Secret Recipe) would be hosted by a different blogger each month. The BSR host would choose 2 recipes for everyone to make from the master list of recipes I would send him/her. I would send a revised list to each BSR host because if his/her own recipe was on the list, I would delete it from the list before he/she sees it, so that when his/her own recipe is actually chosen, it would be a surprise - the BSR host wouldn’t know people were trying out his/her recipe until the end of the month when everyone posts their reviews of the recipes they made.
So for example, if Blogger Joe’s recipe for pumpkin pie was on the master list and he was the host for that month, I would delete his recipe for pumpkin pie from the list before I sent it to him. That way, he would have no idea that his recipe was on the list. But, when that month is over and Joe is no longer BSR host, I would revise the list again and add his pumpkin pie recipe back to the list so that the new BSR hosts could choose his recipe for everyone to make. And so on and so forth.
So even if it sounds complicated, it’s not. I would be the one to revise the list of recipes each month – all the BSR host would have to do is choose 2 recipes for everyone to make – that’s it!
Please let me know if you are interested in participating in the BSR (Blogger Secret Recipe),if you basically understand how it would work, any questions you may have, or any other feedback. (I also have 2 other ideas on how to organize the BSR, but thought I would just share this one first and see everyone’s feedback. If it’s good, I’ll just go with this idea. If people are uncertain about it, I’ll share the other ideas).
Hope you all have a lovely Thursday!