I have been writing a series of posts this week about I Antique Online.com, the largest social netork for collectors of antiques and collectibles. While there are many very successful websites and social networks that cater to specific areas of collecting, I Antique Online.com is the Grand Central Station, if you will, of the antiques and collectibles world.
Name It, You'll Find Everything For Collectors On I Antique Online.com
group forums for collectors of glassware, China, toys, vintage clothing, jewelry, tools, dolls, kitchenwares, Mid Century, paper, holiday, tea collectibles, ceramics, art, cookie jars, lighting, Pyrex, textiles, linens, buttons, games, Disney, records, silver, barware, aprons, primitives, Victorian, cottage, furniture, decoys, model trains, marbles, cookbooks and on and on. As they say in the social media biz....the site is maturing.
Bantering About The Good Old Days
Recently, I have noticed a trend on the site where members in many of the groups are forming social groups within groups and having a ball. Key to this lighter socializing is when you are fortuunate to have a moderator who keeps all the balls in the air. One of our groups on I Antique Online.com is called "The Good Old Days". The moderator, Tom Nichol, needed to leave the community for a extended personal absence last year and his group went flat as can be. When he returned to I Antique Online.com and to his groupp "The Good Old Days" the bantering returned and the group is back to being a real favorite on the site.
Another fun group on I Antique Online com is named "Let's Guess What This Is ?" In this group a member posts a collectible object that is unique and perhaps not too familiar to many to most people and the group has to figure out what it is with a series of probing questions. questions.
The posts can be hilarious and the tension to solve the puzzle palpable. While this group has had a few leaders here and there, I am the overall moderator to this group until I can find just the right person who wants to go along on a wild ride.
Come join Us, You Are Missing Out On So Much Fun
If you haven't made the leap yet to take a visit to I Antique Online.com, I oficially invite you to do so today. Here is the link to this wonderful Social network for collectors and buyers and sellers of antiques and collectibles: http://iantiqueonline.ning.com/
Vintage costume spotted at Griswold Street Antiques, Glaastonbury, CT
C. Dianne Zweig is the author of Hot Kitchen & Home Collectibles of the 30s, 40s, 50s and Hot Cottage Collectibles for Vintage Style Homes. She is also the Editor of I Antique Online an actively growing internet based resource community for people who buy, sell or collect antiques, collectibles and art. You can find Dianne’s fabulous retro and vintage kitchen, home and cottage collectibles at The Collinsville Antiques Company of New Hartford, CT, a 22,000 feet antique emporium with an in-house retro café. To read more articles by C. Dianne Zweig click on this link: C. Dianne Zweig’s Blog Kitsch ‘n Stuff Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org Visit my website, CDianneZweig.com Dianne is a member of: The American Society of Journalists and Authors The Society of Professional Journalists