BE AN AMERICAN GUIDE
Hello American Guide prospect:
If you take a look at our blog, you’ll see that The American Guide is all about reviving the mission of the 1930s-40s guidebook series by the same name. Back then, writers, photographers, and artists from across the U.S. created guidebooks for all 50 states (plus a few cities, regions, and roadways). They were funded by the Works Progress Administration (the WPA) to encourage tourism in an economy recovering from the Great Depression. But they were much more than the average travel guide. They were also a document of the American landscape and people. We’re trying to revisit this idea, but using the Internet as the medium, rather than the printed page.
We’d like to find folks from all 50 states who’d be willing to contribute an occasional post that’s emblematic of their state or their travels. Maybe it’s a picture of the Statue of Liberty, maybe it’s a video of a barbershop in Watonga, Oklahoma. Maybe it’s something you’ve already produced for your own blog. We’d leave that up to you.
We can’t promise any money, but we can provide eyeballs. We’re a featured contributor in both the History and Travel categories on Tumblr and we’ve got 160K+ followers and climbing. We also happen to believe in the community of Tumblr bloggers and would really like to help get people engaged and communicating.
So, it comes down to this – would you be willing to be one of our State Guides? With each post you contribute, we’ll sing your praises to the Tumblrsphere, add you to our featured Guides page, and of course point to your own blog as a great one for our users to follow. What do you say?