I received an email today from POMA, the Professional Outdoor Media Association, about becoming a Charter member of their new upcoming blog directory – for free. Well, to put it bluntly, it’s a no brainer. I signed up.
What is POMA?
According to their site:
“Welcome and thanks for stopping by the Professional Outdoor Media Association (POMA) website. Whether you’re a hunting and fishing industry communicator, industry professional or an avid outdoor sports enthusiast, POMA is working hard for you.
POMA is dedicated to seeing the traditional outdoor sports story is told honesly and fairly so hunting, fishing, the shooting sports and trapping will endure. POMA’s mission is to help industry professionals grow their businesses.”
Why become a Charter Blog member?
“Charter members of the Outdoor Industry Bloggers Directory receive great benefits.
Sign up your outdoor blog by May 1, 2011, and you will be designated as a charter member, which entitles you to discounts for any all services from the Outdoor Industry Bloggers Directory.”
I wrote my first ever blog post in 2005 but did not blog seriously until 2006. Since then, I have made countless friends and connections through blogging. Blogging and social media wise, the outdoor & hunting industry is in it’s infancy. Those who are blogging today and are active on social networks like Twitter and Facebook, are putting themselves out there. They are sharing their passions and opinions and connecting with like minded folks. This, like rain, is a good thing.
My first blog on Huntography was last August. Since I started to blog and get active in the online Outdoors and Hunting space, around October of last deer season, the number of real people I met and have become friends with is unreal. It’s not a fluke either. Many are experiencing the same types of meaningful connections online. Blogging in many ways, brings us all a little closer together. Both online and offline.
Sure, you don’t need to be a part of an outdoor association to belong to a community. Many of us are doing just fine on our own. But when an opportunity to meet new folks presents itself, for free, why not take that path?
Hey, they’re even on Twitter!
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