More Ways To Kill Time On Flickr

Flickr is one of the prettiest time killers ever created. We click here, we click there, but mostly we click ‘Recent Activity’ to see if there have been any new comments or favourites on our stream. Instead of constantly clicking refresh, here are some slightly more productive ways of spending your time on Flickr.

The favourites game

Something I like to do from time to time is what I call ‘The Favourites Game’. The idea is you start by clicking on one of your contacts, then clicking on their favourites. Find the image that jumps out of the page to you the most and visit that persons stream. Then click on that persons favourites, rinse and repeat.

Of course any really great images you come across, favourite – and any streams that really interest you, add the person as a contact. As well as finding some amazing photo’s and photographers, you may get a few return hits on your own stream if you left some comments on your way.


Groups are a great way of finding photo’s of a particular subject. Groups of Guinea Pigs, Groups of Lego, odd’s are that someone has made a group relevant to your images. So submit them! Get involved in your favourite groups too. I’m guilty of only submitting to a lot of groups, but some groups do have a good community.


Out of the thousands upon thousands of images uploaded to Flickr a day, 500 get featured on each days Explore page. To check them out, click explore, then recent. I check these quite often as there are some incredible images each day.

Images get put in Explore if a lot of people are commenting and favoriting them, so while that doesn’t mean every image there is good, the majority are. It can be interesting to see what kind of images, Flickr as a whole finds ‘interesting’.

One comment

  1. Whoa! This blog looks exactly like my old one! It’s on a completely different subject but it has pretty much the same layout and design. Great choice of colors!

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