Recently, I have started using a site called Hometalk. It’s like Pinterest, but for all things related to the home. Home decor, organization hacks, crafts and DIY for around the house and detailed tutorials. Another cool aspect of Hometalk is the ability to ask a question and have people with experience weigh in on the topic. So, if you were redoing the tile in your bathroom and needed to know how to cut a piece of tile in the corner, you could post a question to the entire community and get some answers from people who have been there! Before you click over to check out my board full of organization hacks, let me show you a general overview of how Hometalk works.
When you log on to Hometalk, there’s a home feed, much like Pinterest. After you create an account and fill out your profile, you can choose topics to follow like Christmas, home decor, home renovation, etc. Or, you can peruse “all posts” to see what’s out there. This is really an advantage over Pinterest. Because of the recent changes to Pinterest, you will only see pins that are promoted, already have high numbers, or are related to things you’ve pinned in the past. You DON’T get to log on and see the most recent pins anymore. Hometalk’s feed is still a live feed. If you clip something to a board, it’s going to pop up into the home feed right away.
You can see in the photo above that there’s an option to comment, clip or share a post. “Clipping” is pretty much the same as “pinning” to a board. It takes that post that’s out on the feed and saves it to one of your clipboards. I am still very new to Hometalk, so I only have one board right now. It’s my Everyday Home Organizing board that I’m sharing with you today. As I find more cool things, I will clip them to my other boards.
As a blogger, I find Hometalk to be another great source of traffic, as well. Along with finding new and great content to clip or having questions answered, I can post my own content there to be discovered by new readers. If you share at least 3 photos and write 100 words in a post, you can add the link to your original post and bring new readers over to your site! So far, I only have 3 posts up but my plan is to upload a new one every week to really get my profile filled out. Here’s what it looks like right now:
Blogger and reader alike, I’d LOVE to have you follow me on Hometalk! It’s been a great platform for my Cleaning Tips and Tricks posts and I can’t wait to discover more ideas that I may not have seen on Pinterest! See you there. 🙂