If you’re reading this, there’s a good chance that you’re borderline addicted to Pinterest. I noticed that the majority of the traffic to my site comes from Pinterest, which makes sense because I spend a lot of time over there! Since it became so popular, there have been a lot of Pinterest spin-off sites.
After looking through quite a few of them, I put together a list of my favorites. If you’re a blogger, you can use these sites to a larger audience.
An added bonus is that most of these sites have apps as well! Enjoy!
- HomeTalk: This site is very similar to Pinterest, but focuses only on home and garden topics. You can also ask questions and receive answers from the community.
- Houzz: On this site you can look at ideas for different rooms, look at others’ ideas, create idea books, and find professionals in your area to help with your renovations.
- Project Decor: Project Décor lets you browse items to create an ideal room. You can then get feedback from the community about the room, and then buy the items through the site.
- Dwelling Gawker: This site lets you browse through posts, items for the home, ideas, and websites submitted by architecture and design bloggers. You can search for ideas and create your own boards.
- Food Gawker: This site is very similar to Pinterest, but focuses only on food and recipes. You can browse through the recipes, find popular items, or search for what you want.
- I Wanna Nom: I Wanna Nom allows you to browse food pins and create boards. You can also rate recipes while you share them with your I Wanna Nom community.
- Image Spark: This site focuses only on pictures and images. You can create “mood boards” to save the pictures that you like. It’s especially interesting for photographers and artists.
- Trippy: Trippy is similar to Pinterest, but has only travel-related pins. You can create “ideal” trips, share your travel experiences with others, or plan an upcoming vacation.
- Wanderfly: This site is also like a Pinterest for travel. You can get travel advice and recommendations and find travel ideas. Last year it was purchased by Trip Advisor.
- Craft Gawker: Craft Gawker is perfect for those who love crafts and want more ideas. It is very similar to Pinterest, but has only craft ideas.
- PolyVore: Polyvore is a fashion site that has only fashion pins. On this site, however, you can purchase items rather than just gather ideas.
- Tailored: This site lets you collect wedding-related ideas. It’s no secret that many brides-to-be get a lot of wedding ideas from Pinterest. This site caters to this audience.
- All I Really Want: This site is also geared toward the wedding planning crowd. It allows you to create your own unique registry from items across different websites and then share it with others.
- Zootool: Zootool lets you save not only clips from web pages, but also documents, videos, and pictures. It’s a social media version of Dropbox.
- StumbleUpon: Stumble Upon is similar to Pinterest, but caters to men and women. You can choose your areas of interest, and then find web posts within those areas. A lot of the posts are articles, rather than crafts, recipes, or decorating ideas.
- Ology: Ology allows users to share entertainment news with their community. It’s a quick way to find everything that’s trending on the web.
- Wanelo: Wanelo stands for want, need, love. It is basically an online shop that works like Pinterest. You can find and save items that you can buy later if you choose. It’s a great site to find unique items.
- We Heart It: We Heart It is very similar to Pinterest, where you can browse ideas and pictures, then share them with your community. It is geared toward a younger crowd, as most of the “pins” are about youth topics, and most users are younger than Pinterest users.
- Manteresting: Simply said, this is Pinterest for men. However, I love this site and find a lot for myself on here as well!
- Gentlemint: Gentlemint is another Pinterest for men….because men really love the ideas from Pinterest, but are too manly to use it themselves