#SHARE YOUR ADVENTURE
Our mission says it all: Conservation through Recreation. If you share our enthusiasm for getting out into nature and treading lightly as you go, become an OJZ storyteller. Inspire others to travel in your footsteps, tell us all about the back-country camping trip that went horribly wrong, give your outdoor addiction a voice!
HOW DO I SHARE?
TIPS FOR GOOD STORYTELLING
- Think about how you’d tell your best friend the story of your adventure.
- HAVE A FOCUS: choose the best narrative, the unforgivable mishap (like when Steve forgot the peanut butter), maybe a close encounter of the wildlife kind, your favorite beer and snack combo, or that pinnacle moment at the top on a tough pitch.
- Include photos or short videos. Sometimes a picture is literally worth a thousand words.
- RELAX. If you loved your adventure, people will love to hear about it from you.
- Take a gander before you publish. Check for spelling and typos. We appreciate good grammar, but your voice is important, so write as you would naturally talk. We’ll love it. We promise. That, and we’ve got solid copy editors, well they’re monkeys, but they’re quick learners.
MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR STORY
- If a tree falls in a forest…as they say. Don’t let your story hide forever like a lonely sad panda.
- You are probably a social media hero to your friends and family, so when your post is finally pressed, share, and share again. Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter…we’ll be doing the same for you so let’s make the biggest splash possible.
- You probably live in a nifty town with a nifty local paper. Send an email to the editor with a link to your story. They need good local color to fill their digital maw. You’ve just done them a favor!
- Get the Google machine on your side: try to write 500 words, or more if you are so inclined; it helps boost your signal and register your story as significant content. As if it wasn’t anyway…
- CRAFT A GOOD TITLE. A good headline does two (count them) two things: it grabs attention and gives Google a clue to the content inside. So “Eaten by Bears in Yellowstone!” might be an unfortunate story, but the headline screams “read me!” and puts you in the stream of search results for Yellowstone. We can always help with this too.
Get outside and share your story with the world. We know you’ve been getting some rad shots and instagramming like a champ – now it’s time to find your outdoor voice. The Pacha-mama thanks you, and so do we.
Get outside and share your story with the world. We know you’ve been getting some great shots and instagramming like a champ – now it’s time to find your outdoor voice. The Pacha-mama thanks you, and so do we.