Introducing Dio and a $100 Amazon #Giveaway

by Dorothy Reinhold on April 24, 2013

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There’s a new creative and social web experience called dio, and it’s fun.

On it, you can explore unique places that are based on anything anyone dreams up.

Dio places are personal and public spaces filled with pictures, video, text and even interactive objects. Places are arranged spatially so users can travel and explore streets, buildings, houses and cities — just like they can in the real world!

You can do anything you want with your Dio place or space.

  • An artist might create a place and put different artworks in each album or room.
  • A party planner might showcase different parties s/he has orchestrated.
  • A young couple planning a wedding might use it to keep track of and explore different wedding options, from dresses and rings to flowers, food, party favors and entertainment.
  • A writer might choose to tell a story, with different characters residing in different rooms of her Dio abode.

My 11-year-old son listened to my explanation and said, “Could you make a place like the game ‘Clue,’ where you have to go from room to room to find clues and guess who did it?” Heck yeah, you could! Dio would be a great place to create a game or puzzle, and lead people through it.

You can explore other people’s places, chat with them if you wish (or just lurk), and experience the way another mind views the world. It’s fascinating, and is a more 3-D experience that other social media sites.

I invite you to visit my Dio “house.”

My house, as you might suspect, is about cooking and recipes. I call it Dorothy’s Shock Shack (because I’m funny like that). In it I have six rooms, but since they all can’t be the kitchen, I have them labeled according to my latest foodie whims:

  • The Greenhouse (salads, green and otherwise)
  • Farm Visits (my visits to avocado, citrus and apple farms)
  • The Blueberry Room (all things blueberry, including breakfasts and desserts)
  • The Lemon Tree (light, lemony, sweet, salty…we celebrate the lemon)
  • The Trophy Room (a place I can #humblebrag about recipes that have won me ribbons and medals)
  • The Hawaiian Room (my room to celebrate my recent 2-weeks-but-too-short vacation on Kauai and the North Shore of Oahu)

Here’s my Blueberry Room portal…

The Blueberry Room in Dorothy's Shock Shack on Dio

Please visit me at Shock Shack on Dio. Come see where my family surfed and the gorgeous Hawaii shots. Drool over some delicious pies and other stuff that won me some Blue Ribbons (with links so you can get the recipes to make them yourself), and tromp through the fields with me while we explore how avocados, apples and citrus get from the farm to our fork. Maybe the blueberry and lemon rooms ought to shack up, because those two flavors need to get married.

Here’s my Lemon Tree portal…

The Lemon Tree room in Dorothy's Shock Shack on Dio


[Update May 30, 2013: This contest is closed. The winner from this blog is Kaysi, who has been notified. Congratulations! And thanks to all for participating!]

To give you a boost, Dio is offering a $100 Amazon giftcard giveaway. To enter, all you have to do is:

  1. Visit, create a place, and comment back here on Shockingly Delicious with the email you used to sign up for Dio. (To win, you must be a registered user of Dio.)
  2. For an extra entry, Tweet with a message about your new place on Dio, and include @dioplaces in the Tweet with a #discoverdio hashtag.
  3. The giveaway closes May 24, 2013, at 11:59 p.m. Izea will handle winner selection and gift card distribution. You can read the official Contest Rules.

Dio home page

Ready, set, GO!

Come visit Dorothy’s Shock Shack on Dio and see who else is there to interest you. Maybe you’ll find someone like minded, someone who intrigues you, even someone to flirt with…

I’ll bet you’ll get hooked! (And while you’re at it, you might as well Like dio on Facebook.)


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{ 20 comments… read them below or add one }

Kaysi @ Keeping it Simple May 15, 2013 at 7:46 am
Stefanie Gladden May 11, 2013 at 3:45 pm
Stefanie Gladden May 11, 2013 at 3:44 pm

signed up ! stefanie.gladden(at)


Natalie Shaw May 10, 2013 at 2:32 pm

I did it! I created a “welcome to my home” space so I could show off where we just moved! Thanks for the giveaway chance!
I love it! I want to have my kids do their next book report in DIO format! 🙂 Nat


Anna May 5, 2013 at 5:30 pm

I signed up with this email. I started a room about food but wasn’t thinking about using different rooms for different things. dio looks like a good way to organize things. I just need to think that way.


D SCHMIDT May 4, 2013 at 2:28 pm
D SCHMIDT May 4, 2013 at 2:27 pm

I just signed up as mummytotwoboys at yahoo dot com


ubezpieczenia grupowe pracownicze May 2, 2013 at 6:29 pm

Great site!


Tanya May 1, 2013 at 1:44 pm

Cool! I entered with the email


Janell Poulette May 1, 2013 at 8:48 am
Janell Poulette May 1, 2013 at 8:47 am

I used saving you dinero at


Shannon April 26, 2013 at 8:22 am
Shannon April 26, 2013 at 8:20 am

I am a member of (aleene617 at hotmail dot com)


Millie April 25, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Just signed up with!


Cathy @ She Paused 4 Thought April 25, 2013 at 11:42 am

What a fun site. I just signed up with my email.


Nancy@acommunaltable April 25, 2013 at 9:21 am

This could be dangerous!! This is way too cool Dorothy – and I totally agree that the blueberry and lemon rooms ought to shack up!


Jeanne @JollyTomato April 25, 2013 at 9:08 am

So cool! I think I’m going to hang out in the lemon room for a while to get some more lemon inspiration!


Dorothy Reinhold April 25, 2013 at 5:59 pm

Ha ha, I know why!


sami April 25, 2013 at 8:50 am



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