Become a Contributor
While we do not pay for content submissions, we love both giving and receiving help! We sincerely care about our contributors and are invested in promoting the businesses, creatives, and organizations that partner with us. We also accept all types of sponsored content.
If you are interested in becoming either a one time, or regular, contributor to Home on the Range(ly), please reach out below. While we can't publish everyone, we do think more is merrier, and are excited to get to know you, learn from you, and discover if you're a good fit for the HotR family!
Your information is safe with us, we will never, ever, share your personal information!
Our tagline is self explanatory: Authentic Life in the Wild and Remote West
We span a bit of a chasm... On the surface, we locate ourselves in a specific, tiny, remote town in the high desert range of northwestern Colorado. This shows up in the stories we tell, the history we dig up, the businesses we profile, and the information we share.
Specifically, we are describing a certain 'character' that exemplifies both the historic and modern West:
Independence, resilience, a deep connection to the land, resourcefulness, hardiness, & Community
To name a few. As we paint this picture, we draw connections between apparent binaries... past and present, storytelling and documentation, traditional and contemporary, individual and community.
Therefore, topics that deal with these themes are not necessarily location specific.
We want to serve our community by providing resources and information, as well as tell the stories of a specific lifestyle and culture... in essence connecting the still wild west to the rest of the world.
Potential Topics Could Include, but are not limited to...
homesteading, ranching, locavores, farm to table, self sufficiency, backyard farming, permaculture, rural life, food deserts, gardening, nature and landscape (specific to the western states,) frontier history, local industries, remote working and online businesses, family, education, All types of outdoor recreation, water rights, small business, hunting, memoir, meal planning, wild game recipes, online resources, tiny homes, canning and food preservation, budget living, How tos, give me more ideas...
you give, you get
One of the interesting things about a small, western town is that there are so many interesting stories about how people got here, and why they stayed. We enjoy adding people to our team, we appreciate the time and talent it take to create content and visuals. We want to celebrate that, and we want to support you. We make individual arrangements with each person, depending on their degree of commitment, area of expertise, and how well the work integrates with our mission. Every contribution will ALWAYS receive a credit, byline, and website link (if desired.) Additional perks MAY include:
"Liking" your Facebook page on our Facebook Page
A contributor bio linking back to your site and / or links to your business on our Resources page (in process)
Sharing your social media posts on our accounts
Featuring your bio or business in print or online
And other social media marketing efforts as well as publication credits
Our eternal gratitude,' general 'props,' and enthusiastic shout outs into the interwebs (while sharing your links.)