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Pinterest is one of the younger social media sites out there but one of the fastest growing as well. It takes the best of Facebook and combines it with the best of Twitter and adds in some of it’s own flair. It is a wealth of information, how to’s, hobbies, trends, and more. No matter if you are a new user or an experienced one, Pinterest holds so many great things to discover.

While there are several ways to find those that connect with the same hobbies and passions you do, it’s easy to overlook some of the more obvious ways. Here are three quick ways that you can find your niche on Pinterest:

Searching Categories

This is probably the easiest way to find others that share your passions. On the top of the site, you will find several links, including Categories. Simply hover over this link and you will be presented with over 30 great areas to enjoy. You’ll find sports, science and nature, travel, history, holidays, art, humor, foods, and more. No matter what you love, you can find it’s category quickly and start navigating over to narrow down your search.

One of the things that makes Pinterest extremely easy to use is that once you navigate to your favorite category, you are instantly shown tons of great photos, ideas, how to’s, and more that revolve around that category. For example, if you pick travel, you’ll find pictures, maps, sales, and beautiful art work that revolve around every corner of the world. You will find some new places that you’ll want to visit on your next vacation.

Finding Popular Pins

In this area of the site, you will see a bit of everything except that it only adds in posts in areas that are really hot at the moment. You will find things like music, foods, art, movies, and more – anything that lots of people are talking about on Pinterest, you’ll find here. Sometimes, it’s fun just to click on the Popular link and just watch the feed that goes on here. You never really know what the site might post here, and it’s always fun to see what other people around the world are talking about.

You can also find new ideas, new interests, and new things to get involved in here in the Popular area of Pinterest. Craft ideas, art work, areas to travel, new music, foods to try, and even some cool educational items can pop up here. You can easily learn all about that new punk rock band from across the pond or learn how to decoupage – you never know what you’re going to find.

Everything Else Is Cool Too

Of course, if you’re just ready to see what everyone is posting all the time, you can always watch the Everything feed. This feed will show you posts from every category, so there will always be a jumble of great things to check out. The feed runs off of people you are following as well as those following you, and you will find some from plenty of other users around the world here too.

Everything holds so much, that it can get overwhelming if you are looking for one particular thing. However, if you’re just looking for one category, one hobby, you should narrow it down to the Categories area that we talked about first.

Using Pinterest In Your Own Way

As you use the site more, you’ll find your own way to navigate to the things that you like the most. You will start to follow different people that love the same things you love, and people will follow you as well. It’s not only a great way to connect with people around the world, but it’s also a way to bring people together that are passionate about the same things.

No matter how long you have used the site, there is always something new to see, someone new to follow, and there are no limits on followers or posts either. Unlike other social media sites, there are no limits to what you can do and share with people around the world. And, hey, you don’t have to wade through those pesky game invites either!

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Posted by Mandi Weems

After working in the publishing industry for several years, Mandi Weems became a freelancer to have more time at home with her children. Her and her family live in central Oklahoma and enjoy all sorts of artwork together – including writing. She is a frequent visitor of Pinterest as well as a new fan of http://www.theartfulcrafter.com.

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