4 Reasons This Indie “Social” Media Site is Worth Checking Out

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The HobMob combines the best parts of Reddit, Tumblr, WordPress, and Facebook, but with a narrower focus: bringing people “with similar passions” together. These passions range from DIY projects to gaming, from literature to athletics. If you don’t see an interest that appeals to you, HobMob makes it easy to create a new interest or sub-interest about comics, Minecraft, podcasts, and more. HobMob enables you to find and form a community of people who love what you love. Here are 4 more reasons why I joined:

1. HobMob makes it easy to filter through content. You can sift though content by the interest it falls into by clicking the category icon.

2. HobMob was created independently. A 19-year old came up with the idea for HobMob! By joining the site you are supporting creative indie endeavors with your own content and comments.

3. Your readership engages with you. HobMob comments are a welcome break from internet trolling! In my experience, HobMob users actively engage in a conversation about an article, painting, or gaming strategy instead of just liking the post and moving on.

4. Your content will be seen. HobMob is just starting out, and needs users to post awesome content (from essays to photography to articles) and to create and manage sub-interest pages. If you join now, your blog/art/content will be seen by other bloggers/artists/creators (instead of lost among millions of other blogs on WordPress). You can even link your current blog to HobMob!

I recently got a HobMob account and subscribed to gaming, literature, and art. I love the format, the comments-section conversations, and the content I’ve seen so far. If you create a HobMob account, comment below with your username and I’ll be sure to follow you!

If you’re curious about what inspired Hobmob and how to create indie social media sites, check out the How to Spend the Summer’s upcoming interview with the creator of The HobMob, Vidushi Sharma!


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