Way back in the dark ages, when the world wide web was just getting started, I was one of those folks who got interested in online decorating boards and hung out regularly at a few of them. It was fun to connect with others who loved this world of decorating and renovation as much as I do. We’d talk about paint colors, kitchen makeovers, the latest and greatest in home décor and lots more chatting going on. All about home and garden projects.
Back then, pictures were not even part of that discussion. You had to visualize a paint color and try to get a view in your head of what someone was talking about or how pretty that room must be from the descriptions. Then, pics exploded on the internet and wow, did that change things for those of us who love décor. We could actually SEE those pics, that fabric, the kitchen cabinets all newly painted, closeups of hardware and everything else.
Our world was changed. We were a community of changing ugly to pretty, one room at a time.
One of those new online sites that started just over a year ago is Hometalk.com. It’s a very fun site to share your ideas, pics, projects, things you are proud of around your house. The folks over there are a mixed group, from professionals who are eager to answer questions. If you have a question about a remodel or how to do something, they are glad to chime in and help. There are plenty of bloggers, home owners, designers, and regular folks hanging out there too. Lots of inspiration happening on a daily basis.
With lots of pics! And they will be happy to give advice or suggestions if you have something you need help with.
Their motto is “where people share and help with everything home and garden.” That sounds like me, for sure! I love all of that.
I’m happy and excited to be joining Hometalk as an ambassador, so you’ll hear me talking about them a lot more in the next few months. I’m going to be over there answering questions and chiming in more, as well as sharing some of my projects and pics there too.
I love connecting the blogging community with great resources and Hometalk.com is a good one. The blogging community has been so much fun to be a part of and bloggers are highlighted over there on a regular basis. What better way to show off your projects and get some high-fives as well for a job well done?!
One of the things that I thought many of you might be interested in is this: I know a bunch of my readers are not bloggers, but you love home stuff, just like I do (hello! that’s why you come back all time to my blog, right?!). I think many of you would have fun sharing your projects over there. You can upload pics from your computer and share them with the Hometalk.com community.
Get feedback, ask questions and share ideas! You can see some great remodels, like this beach cottage in Delaware. Kitchen renovations, bathroom spruce ups and lots more.
That’s a lot of fun and I think you’ll all enjoy it too. So, I hope you’ll go over, sign up and join and start talking about your home too. There’s always something fun going on over there!
Hometalk has almost 400,000 Facebook followers too. That’s a whole lotta homeowners all striving to make their houses a home, isn’t that truly what we are all trying to do with our homes? I’ll be sharing some fun projects I find on Hometalk on my Facebook page too, so there are lots of opportunities to get noticed and have your work featured.
I’ll be also one of the pinners on the DIY that Inspires Pinterest board, so check that out too for lots of great inspiration.
I’ll be working closely with Miriam over at Hometalk.com. She’s right here in Atlanta where I live and she’s put together an easy to follow post for getting started at Hometalk and How to Post Projects, so I hope you’ll head over there right now and check it out.
Are you ready to have some fun with Hometalk.com? You’ll be seeing me over there on a regular basis as a Hometalk Ambassador and I’ll be tweeting and pinning some of my favorite projects along the way.
I’m on Hometalk and I am enjoying it! Lots of great ideas to check out and great how to advice : o)
Emily Clark says
Congrats, Rhoda! Excited to check this out.
Donna @ My Sweet Things says
Congrats Rhoda! You are such an inspiration and will be a great Ambassador!
[email protected] Stroll Thru Life says
Just signed up a few days ago. Can’t wait to check it out more. Congrats to you. Hugs, Marty
Lisa @ Paintbrush & Screwdriver says
I signed up last week. Congrats on being an ambassador!!
Hi Rhoda! Thanks for sharing about Hometalk! I haven’t heard of it before now, and it sounds really cool. And it’s neat that you’re getting on board as an ambassador! I have to look into it!!
Hope you’re having a wonderful Saturday!
I am also of the vintage to remember compuserv and prodigy etc with no pics! 🙂 I love Hometalk and I am happy to see so many bloggers like you contributing! a whole new venue to have fun in! Stay cool in this heat!
I’ve been a follower of yours for some time now. I love your ideas and
Have even tried some. Most recently I ised the beadboard wallpaper to cover the ugly stainless steel front of my breakfast bar. I looks great and holding really well. Good luck with the new venture I’ll be following!
Kathy :) says
Rhoda is it just for Facebook ??? I am not on FB just Twitter & Pinterest ??
This sounds fantastic !!!
Your new house is coming along nicely…….your Dad’s tomatoes look FANTASTIC !!!!
All the best,
Hey, Kathy, no it’s not about Facebook at all, although they do have a Facebook page. Click on the link above for Hometalk.com and it will take you over to the site and you can check it all out. Great place to get ideas and share ideas and ask questions.
Congrats on being an ambassador! I am heading there now to check it out! Thanks for sharing!!
SheilaG @ Plum Doodles says
Hometalk is a great site for advice (giving and receiving) and inspiration. I was on Hometalk before I started my blog. Great place to “meet” local contractors, too- by reading their comments and advice, you get a real feel for how knowledgeable they are.
[email protected] says
I just signed up. This looks like a great site. I love pinterest, but this site lets you ask questions which is great. It seems more personal than pinterest. I can see me spending alot of time there.
Good Morning and Happy Sunday to you! Thank you for always thinking of us and also The blogger-nots!” I love reading all the blogs but do not have one!! This could really be something for me to get hooked on. Your house renovations are coming along and I want one of Dad’s tomatoes… oh a tomato sandwich! Take care and BE PROUD!! Look at YOU…now she is an Ambassador! Congratulations!! ~Nancy
[email protected] Designs says
Hey Rhoda congrats on being an ambassador!…Love Hometalk…was introduced to it by another ambassador and I have been having so much fun with it…a great venue for ideas…I linked up my sunroom and have gotten almost 8,000 views….and I am hooked…A fabulous site!!
Hope the renovations are going well!!….
Thanks Shirley! I saw your sunroom over there, love that people are getting involved and showing off their rooms and projects.
Angela Day says
Hi Rhoda, I tried to join Hometalk, but I’m from Canada and it won’t let me enter anything other than a US postal code. Bummer! I’m disappointed, we live in a world wide community now, so it’s surprising that people from other countries can’t join…Since you are now an Ambassador, could you speak to your contacts in regards to this problem? Thanks Rhoda! Keep up the good work on your home, can’t wait for the next installment!
HI, Angela, I have that question in now and I’ll let you know when I find out something.
Angela, here’s what she told me about signing up from Canada:
If they sign up via facebook they don’t need a zip code. It’s a technical limitation of the platform, that’s all. We’re working on an upgrade which should be coming soon.
Also, they said if you pick a close zip code to you, that should work too, if you don’t want to sign up with Facebook.
Thanks for your prompt reply Rhoda, I can see why they chose you as an ambassador! 🙂 Anyway, I joined Hometalk, I am now unofficially from Oroville, WA! lol!
Thanks for the heads up Ambassador Rhoda. It reminds me a little bit of the old Rate My Rooms at HGTV website.
Missi at havoc-to-heaven.com says
They picked the perfect ambassador! I am really excited about this idea! Another addiction … my family will be thrilled! 🙂
Rhoda, this looks great! I have signed up and am looking forward to more inspiring projects and ideas! They couldn’t have chosen a better ambassador! You’re a perfect fit! Thank you for posting about this! I’m so sorry I missed thrifting day! My family did come for a visit and I had a sick kitty. I know you had fun! I can’t wait to see the photos!
Hey, Betsy, we had a blast, so sorry you missed it!
Linda Bumgardner says
This looks great, Rhoda! I already signed up and have enjoyed browsing.
Question: can you give me a link for the post about the Delaware beach cottage? I tried to search for it but couldn’t find it.
Found it, here’s the link!
I’ll be checking this out! If I’m not careful, I’ll be permanently and forever looking at my iPad!