Hobbies are a great way to become better rounded people and meet new people with interests alike. Communities by hobby make the ideal niche networks to find activities and the social web is a great place to connect to advice and know-how. Here is a selection of listening posts from impassioned hobbyists: REMcloud, Ravelry, Line-for-heaven, Dogster and Catster.
As part of the niche network series where sets of social sites for do-gooders and families have been showcased, it the turn of specialized scenes of people who love topics, crafts and occupations. After all communities by hobby make the most passionate of niches.
Communities by Hobby Make Mosaics our Dream Interpretation
REMcloud is a social and information network that connects people across the global village through the most universally shared human experience; people’s dreams. Fans of Psychology should join. Dream mosaics is one of REMcloud’s exciting products.
Communities by Hobby Make A Pattern into Yarn Bombs
Ravelry is a place for knitters, crocheters, designers, spinners, weavers and dyers to keep track of their yarn, tools, project and pattern information, and look to others for ideas and inspiration.
This a place keep project notes while seeing what other revelers are making: from finding the perfect pattern and connecting with people who love to play with yarn to reclaiming and personalizing sterile or cold public places. They have a theme-specific advertising model. Crochet away!
Irony, tolerance and fun
Line-for-Heaven helps answer the fundamental question, “Am I going to Heaven?” and proves its slogan “Religion can be fun!” The first religion-based Web 2.0 site in history, Line-For-Heaven is open to all religious views and feels anyone should be able to get into Heaven. Good deeds = fun.
Communities by Hobby Make Unstoppable Talkers
Dogster is a dog-themed social networking and forums-based website. Its sister site is Catster, a cat-oriented website with a similar format.
Members create a profile pet page for which they can give treats or purchase virtual items using “zealies.” This virtual currency is earned after engaging in website activities, using PayPal or by purchasing a Plus subscription. Passionate pet owners is an understatement.
The content in these niches is all user-driven; each active member as a community make their network what it is. Communities by hobby make alpha influencers, organic promoters, and remarkable consumers, so pay close attention to them.