You never know who will read your ActiveRain post once you hit the Publish button and send it into the Internet. We trust that we're reaching our audience and hope that they like the content, find it credible, and will be motivated to reach out to us.
Recently I wrote a post titled "Sleep in a Tipi at Clyde Holliday State Park Near John Day, Oregon." The post contained several pictures, a description of the Park, and my experience camping in a tipi with my wife. I then naturally shared the post on my Facebook page.
A few days later, a notification appeared in my AR account from a visitor. The message read: Hi Rick, I work for Oregon State Parks. We read your recent article about tipis at Clyde Holliday and were impressed with the photos. Would you be willing to donate them to us? They would be great to use in brochures and other collateral.
We've always found the parks to be clean, well maintained, inviting, and full of natural beauty. The staff and hosts make us feel welcome and are available should we need them.
I called and spoke with the Oregon State Parks representative. My photos are available under a Creative Commons copyright. I agreed to send him the links to the Clyde Holliday photos, as well as a few other quality photos I've taken in the Park System to consider for publication.
All this from posting a few vacation photos and writing about them. You never know who is reading your posts and when you'll see a notification in your ActiveRain profile!