Last night I spent a few hours with Sarah brainstorming ideas and strategy for her new blog CollegeOutside.com. She has been looking for a way to increase her writing/journalism experience and felt that writing about the outdoors for college students was the best of both worlds. My dream was another process dream. I spent the night subconsciously working through different aspects of her website. I spent a lot of time going through the top menu bar and what topics would be listed on the main page and then what subtopics would be under those. For example the topic could be Sports and then the subtopics would be hiking, rock climbing, kayaking, canoeing, etc.
It’s a very cool concept that’s approaching the topic of outdoor activities in a way that no one else is really doing it; articles written by college students for college students. How do you adventure outside safely and on a budget? As a 20 year old you can’t really afford to buy anything in the Patagonia catalog, so how do you outfit yourself with gear? What gear to I need? What gear is only a nice-to-have? I really think the blog is going to take off very soon and ultimately it’ll be a great resource for college students everywhere. Check out the Website and follow her on twitter @collegeoutside.