As a social media buff, I don’t think I’ll ever have enough of social media platforms. Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Pinterest, Ello, Stumble – I am on all of these social media sites and still look out for more!
So, imagine my thrill when I recently came across a new social network that was centered around interest-specific channels like food, health, beauty, parenting among others. This new site is called ‘AFFIMITY‘. It is quite an apt name which the founders explain is the merging of Passion (Affinity) and Friendship (Amity). It’s a good beginning.
Here’s some more info about it if you’re as much as a social media nerd like me and are looking for an audience that matches your interests.
The home page is neat with Affimity’s logo at the top left corner, a call-out to ‘write something’ in the middle and the interests lined up below which are the general posts posted by users.
Signing up is easy. You can choose to connect through Facebook or through your email ID. I chose to sign up through my email and it took me less than a minute to gain access into Affimity. Once logged in, Affimity takes you on a tour of the site and how to use it. It’s pretty user-friendly so it’s easy to start off posting.
I posted a recipe on Buttery Lemon Garlic Rice in the afternoon and found 48 likes by evening! I never get this many likes even on Facebook or Pinterest! It felt good that people are viewing and actively letting you know that they liked what you posted.
Posting is a piece of cake. All you have to do is click on the ‘Write something’ button and it pops out to show a small window for writing your content. It features your normal text formatting tools like BOLD, Italic , paragraph, heading structures, indents and the rest. At the top of the pop out you have three options – Post, Question, and Poll. Post is any normal information that you want to share with your audience and friends, Question is a query you have – you can pose it and leave it open for the audience to answer, and Poll, well, if you want to check out what the majority thinks about any topic – feel free to post a poll.
You can share the post, question or poll in their specific categories, and also choose who you want to share it with – friends, acquaintances etc.
Once you share your post, people can like, comment, and share it on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and through Email.
Affimity is a great place to meet like-minded people and encourage one another. It’s a fantastic place to come across interesting people with their ingenious ideas.
You can make new friends, follow people whose curation you like and above all indulge in what interests you!
I found Affimity a much smoother and easier to navigate and use than most other social networks till now.
Do give it a go if you’re looking for finding and meeting an audience for your interests. Check it out here.
And hey, do follow me at VeniceRowe if you like tips on food, recipes, books and music. Looking forward to seeing you there!