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The new Hometalk widget is finally here, by popular demand! You can now embed your Hometalk activity or boards on your blog, so your followers can see what you’re up to!

What does the widget look like?

We are currently offering 4 different widget options.  You can share your latest posts and/or your recently updated boards and each type is available in 2 different size options.

This board widget shows the latest clips to your most recently updated board.

This board widget shows the 6 latest clips to your most recently updated board.

 

Your latest post can be viewed in this widget. Use the arrows beside the post title to see more posts.

Your latest post can be viewed in this widget. Use the arrows beside the post title to see more posts.

What does the widget link to?

Depending on which widget you choose, it will link to either your posts or boards on Hometalk. Your profile picture (at the top of the widgets) will always link directly to your profile.

 

Where can I find my widgets?

We made that super easy! Go to your profile drop down-menu; you’ll find it under Hometalk Goodies, or in the “widgets” section of your account settings.

You widgets can be found below your other Hometalk buttons

You widgets can be found below your other Hometalk buttons

 

How to I embed the widget on my blog?

Use the drop-downs to select the type and size for the widget you’d like and then copy the embed code in the box below to embed into your blog!

 

Check out all 4 widget possibilities

Check out all 4 widget possibilities

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Can I embed more than one?

You can embed all four if you’d  like!

 

Can I see an example of what the widget looks like on a blog? 

Sure! Check out Funky Junk Interiors—she uses the “posts” widget!

 

Questions? Leave us a comment or email support@hometalk.com

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by Lulu Dubin on Dec 16, 2013

What’s your favorite fall décor? Create a Hometalk Autumn Pinspiration board on Pinterest and you could win a $250 Visa gift card and goodie-filled Hometalk tote. The winner will also be invited to become an honorary pinner on the Hometalk Fall Inspiration board!

Contest Rules:
1. Follow Hometalk on Pinterest.
2. Create a Pinterest board called Hometalk Autumn Inspiration.
3. Pin at least 15 of your favorite fall décor pictures from Hometalk.com.
4. Email a link to your board to team@hometalk.com.

What should you pin?

Pin fall décor from Hometalk that inspires you. You can stick to a theme or pick random projects you love. Pumpkins, mantels, porch ideas, tablescapes… whatever your heart desires!

Visit the Seasonal Décor topic on Hometalk to start pinning.

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Time Frame:
The contest starts on Wednesday, September 18, 2013 at 2 p.m. ET, and it ends on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 12 p.m. ET.

Judging:

The Hometalk Team will review all applicable boards and decide on a winner. Boards will be judged by general esthetic, theme, creativity, and originality.

Questions? Email us at team@hometalk.com!

We can’t wait to see your board!

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by Miriam on Sep 18, 2013

Do you want to update your bathroom, but you’re not sure where to start? Get advice and ideas from the experts on Hometalk’s Facebook bathroom chat, Thursday, July 25, at 2p EST.

Meet the talented experts, and LIKE them on Facebook below.

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LIKE the experts!
Hamtil Construction

AK Complete Home Renovations

Addicted 2 Decorating LLC

KMS Woodworks LLC

See you Thursday at 2p EST!

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by Miriam on Jul 24, 2013

Do you have an old piece of furniture you want to revive? Get inspiration and advice from these experts on Hometalk’s Facebook Talk, Thursday, June 20, at 2p EST.

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Meet the Experts!

Allison Hop of The Golden Sycamore – wife, mom, lover of all things interior design,and furniture painter.
Gypsy Barn – one girl with a HUGE drive for creativity and adventure!
Shanna Gilbert of Restoration Redoux– a lover of yard sales, decorating, DIY and great deals!
Karin of Art Is Beauty – furniture refinisher extraordinaire!
Holly of Storywood Designs – turned her love of refurbishing old furniture into a business.

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by Miriam on Jun 19, 2013

Exciting news for Hometalk bloggers! The great folks at Country Living were excited to hear about the upcoming Hometalk meetup at the Country Living Fair. They’re inviting YOU to meet the editor of the magazine, and receive a VIP pass to the fair!

The Meetup is on Sunday, June 9, at 1:00 p.m. at the Country Living Fair in Rhinebeck, NY.

Email miriam@hometalk.com today to secure your spot and receive your VIP pass! We will mail you your free admission pass upon receiving your email. More fair details below.

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Location: Rhinebeck, New York, at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds.
Meetup: June, 9 at 1:00 p.m. (Exact location will be provided once you email Miriam.)
Fair dates: June 7-9, 2013, from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m.
Click here for more fair info.

See you there!

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by Miriam on May 31, 2013

Want to talk design and decor with a fabulous panel of experts? You’re invited to Hometalk’s Summer Decor Twitter Chat, Thursday 5/2 at 9p EST. Use hashtag #Hometalk. RSVP below to win prizes!


Hometalk Twitter Chat
pin it button RSVP For The Summer Home Decor Twitter Chat
How to participate
Use hashtag #hometalk.
Use Tweetchat for easy chatting.

Anyone can participate, but you must be following @Hometalk and RSVP before the chat!

Follow us here





RSVP here
Put your twitter handle in the “Link Title” field (example: @Hometalk)
Put your email in the “email” field
Put your Twitter URL in the “URL” field (example: https://twitter.com/Hometalk)

P.S. Winners will be selected at random from RSVP’s. (If a winner is chosen who RSVP’d but did not attend a 2nd winner will be chosen.)

Leave us a comment if you have any questions.

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by Miriam on Apr 29, 2013

To participate, simply include the #HometalkTuesday hashtag in your Google+ posts today. (Please note: this is for ALL home related posts, not just Hometalk posts, i.e., your blog, a home related comment, etc.)

So, how does it work?

Trending on Google+ is like trending on Twitter — it means that the hashtag is being used by a large audience at the same time.

Here’s how to find the trending hashtags:

Click on explore (on the left side bar) and you will see this page:

When you click on a hashtag you get a stream of posts that included that hashtag:

 When a hashtag is trending on Google + it means that everyone will see it under the trending hashtaglist, and when they click on it, they will see a feed of posts by people who used that hashgtag.

To make this happen, use the #HometalkTuesday hashtag with your home related posts every Tuesday, and let’s start trending on Google+!

You can include this hashtag in comments, posts, pictures, and/or links.

 

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by Miriam on Nov 20, 2012

In the month of December, Hometalk & Wayfair are spreading some Holiday cheer and will be sending out special party packages to a bunch of lucky fans! The party package includes one Wayfair cloche and Hometalk mugs for you and your guests.

If you want to get a Hometalk/Wayfair package for your party, simply send an email to team@hometalk.com, let us know the date of your party, and how many people will be attending.

We ask that you post your party pictures on Hometalk.com, and please make sure to show off your Wayfair & Hometalk items in your pictures so we can all see what you did. :)

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by Miriam on Nov 13, 2012

Hey, there! Want to be chosen as one of the 10 Hometalk Thanksgiving Pinners?

To apply for this special role, all you need to do is email team@hometalk.com today, tell us why you want to be a Thanksgiving Pinner. Make sure to include a link to your Pinterest profile.

Here’s how it works:

  • Thanksgiving pinners will create a Hometalk Thanksgiving Board (on their own Pinterest profiles) and pin Thanksgiving projects from Hometalk (only) to this board between Monday November 12th- 19th.
  • Thanksgiving pinners will receive a special prize package from all of us at Hometalk, and we will select projects from your board to feature on  our Facebook page throughout the week.

Hurry! We only have 10 spots! 

Email us at team@hometalk.com today!

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by admin on Nov 9, 2012

Thursday, October 25 at 8PM EST

Follow: @hometalk & @HomesDotCom

Use the hashtag: #askhometalk

 There will be SIX $50 giftcard giveaways!

Our chat will be hosted by the lovely hosts, Southern Hospitality (@SouthernRhoda) and At The Picket Fence (@meetuatthefence).

Keep an eye out for the other Hometalk Ambassadors: @FunkyJunkDonna@ThistlewoodFarm@KellyisEclectic.

The Girls (and Guys) Night Out: Fall Inspiration Twitter Party is sponsored by Homes.com.

 

Homes.com is an inspiring and exciting partner, providing options, assistance and a helping hand to ease the stress of shopping for a home and living in your abode; an enjoyable experience for users to write their ʻhome storyʼ and achieve the American Dream. They want to help you turn your house into a home with resources on their blog. So if you’re looking to move, or just want to drool over some million dollar homes {cause let’s be honest, we all love doing that}, head over to Homes.com.  As a special treat, they regularly feature bloggers on the blog including Mandi from Vintage Revivials, Shelley from House Of Smiths and Beth from HomeStoriesAtoZ. So be sure to check out these gals on Homes.com.

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by Miriam on Oct 22, 2012