For newbies, getting started with a new social networking website can be both exciting and confusing. If you’re new to Pinterest, which is a social networking website established in 2010, navigating it might take a bit of getting used to. The site, which is divided into board categories (a board is where you pin your pin), offers a wealth of information if you can get a little organized. These are some of the categories you can start with.

meal

This is a category you can’t go wrong with. Whether you want to share your own recipe with the world or stay on top of the latest food trends around the world, this category could provide you with the right kind of platform. All you need to find are the top influencers in this category. They could be anyone from a home baker to a celebrity chef (and a little googling might help you with that), and follow their boards. If you’re willing to share your own recipes, or anything else related to food, simply pin the image to your dashboard and provide a link that takes the visitor to your website or blog. A great way to improve traffic, right?

Travel

Some of the best photography on Pinterest can be found on the boards in this category. Travelers from around the world post landscapes ranging from snowy peaks, sandy beaches, and rocky canyons. Everything is under this package. These could give you great ideas for your next travel destinations and, when you feel comfortable, provide a platform for you to share your photography talents with other visitors. However, make sure you don’t violate copyrights. Your photography, your right, and vice versa.

Health

Centuries ago, a wise man mentioned that health is wealth. While browsing through the boards in this category may not help you build wealth, these boards can be active for those who are conscious of having a healthy mind and body. Follow these boards for tips on restricted diets, trouble gaining or losing weight, exercise gadgets, chronic disease prevention, and more. If you have the experience or the information, you can post diet charts, exercise options, and other health recommendations. One key thing to keep in mind when browsing this category is to always make sure the sources are legit. You don’t want to follow something unverified scientifically and cause more harm than good.

Here are some of the categories that could help you get started with this very informative social networking site and help you connect with experts and hobbyists in the fields of your choice. Get going and open a Pinterest account now. Most importantly, have fun while you’re there.