Dear LocalsGuide Member,
This past issue of the LocalsGuide was a huge hit and had great compliments sent our way, so big thanks to all who helped. In particular the interview with Annie Hoy of the Co-op got some great feedback and the feature article on how to make Ashland Thrive and the Car of the month.
I wanted to send this letter out as a reminder that the reason why I created this paper was so that ALL OF US could have an opportunity to get published and get our messages out to the world. Citizen Media is real and available to you and it KICKS BUTT compared to mainstream media. :(
Seriously think about it.. YOU GUYS ROCK!! 800 of us creating our own media vs the corporate media machine. The world is changing and it’s our turn now to create democratic media models which we then pass on to the next generations. Why let someone else tell your story, you are the voice!
In the upcoming issues we are looking for some new feature articles, movie and restaurant reviews and car of the month features, jokes, local insights…
Also interesting interviews.. so, if you want to participate now is a great time to get involved. Also remember if you don’t get published your work will still be seen by thousands of people. LocalsGuide gets a ton of online traffic every month plus is syndicated out into our social networks via Twitter and Facebook.
Below are some ideas for interesting stories and you can make your own up as well. Once you write your masterpiece remember to post it on the website for the world to see.
GOOGLE will index it and you will be famous before you know it.
Talk to you soon,
PS: HERE ARE THOSE IDEAS I WAS TALKING ABOUT:
INTERESTING INTERVIEWS & STORY IDEAS
– Interview with Your Neighbor or Favorite Musician in a Local Band
– Has anyone been Rafting this Summer Yet?
– Making Money in Ashland, Anyone have any tips?
– Riding Your Bike Around Town – Insiders Guide
– Best Neighborhood Walks
– Anyone been to Case Coffee Yet for Gelato?
– Anyone in a Knitting Group or Social Group which you want to write about.
– Working in a Community Garden, Farm or Part of a CSA
– Your Ideas of Sustainablity
– Local Adventure Guide
– Shopping Local – Hands On Guide
– Travel Stories
– Local Sports Update?
– Have an Interesting Car?
– Any great salsa recipes?
– Do you have a best friend (Interview them)?
– Got a great relationship, give us some tips?
– Has anyone been to Hana Sushi.. we would love review.
– Special Memories of Lithia Park
– If you were president what would you do?
– STATE OF JEFFERSON?
– Looking for a Girlfriend or Boyfriend.. We can help
– Best Score at a Yard Sale This Year
– WISH LIST.. need some stuff.. that we could help you get
– Know a Local Band.. or in a Band.. do an interview
– Why is Ashland Unique?
– Local Hiking Review
– Interested in Birds tell us about it
– Letter to the community
– Ideas for Ashland
– Love a local business.. write about it
– What’s Your Favorite Local Treat?
– Anyone been to Koko’s
– How about a mechanic to recommend.. tell us how they saved you
– Part of a Cool Church
GIVE US THE INSIDE SCOOP.
WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO SEE?