Bloggers wanted!


Thanks for your interest in blogging for Visit Concord NH!

We need your help to fulfill our mission to promote Concord as a vital cultural destination with lots to do, see, experience– and eat!

WHO is Visit Concord NH’s audience?


Folks who live in concord, and anyone within a 1-2 hour drive– to start off –as well as seasonal guests in the fall and summer from further away.


WHAT makes a good blog post? See our style guide


 ·      Read the blog to develop a sense of what we are doing. 


·      Write for someone how knows nothing of Concord: Spell it out, and think about what questions they will have that you can answer.


·      Have a main message. Edit your intro so that the point of your post is crystal clear. Make it up front, not at the end.


·      Be prescriptive. Don’t just tell readers to do something. Motivate and empower them.


·      Tell a story – like a journalist. Cover who, what, when, where, how, and why. Make it personal. Make it fun and interesting.


·      Make it concrete. Give examples, details, and dates. Make it real. Make them want to do it!


·      Make it long enough to engage and enrich (not too long though). We don’t have a word-count goal. We like posts from 300 to 2,000 words.


·      Keep paragraphs and sentences short. 


·      Please disclose any relationships / partnerships you have so there is no conflict of interest. 


·      Avoid or explain buzzwords or slang


·      Self-promotion. Avoid promoting your tool or company in your post. Your author bio is a good place to do that.


·      Use a friendly voice. Say I, we, you. Use contractions as you would normally (you’ll). Write as if talking with a friend.


·      Share tips, checklists, and step-by-step instructions.


·      Give credit. Check your facts and quotations. Cite your sources.



In general, we are looking for posts around these categories:




·      Arts, performance, film, display, creative, crafts, the creative economy – and shopping, crafts, artisans and local galleries.


·     Museums of the Capital Region.


·     The cultural destinations in and around Concord.





·     The artists of Main Street


·     Jewelry in and around Concord


·     Art, crafts, unique products


·     Public art in Concord, colorful and fun….



·     The cool and offbeat stores of Concord, from Norway to Africa to made right here!


·     Second hand vibes – Concord has a wealth of resale shops that blend cool with trendy.


·     Concord has fun and funky stores


·     Outdoors at the farmer’s and arts markets





·     Concord’s culinary revelation – how a small city totally tuned its culinary scene around to become a foodie destination.


·     The very cool Indy food stores of Concord.


·     Locally owned restaurants. 




·     The Statehouse, Concord’s living political museum


·     Outdoor art in and around Main Street


·     Covered Bridges of the Capital Region


·     Where to learn to dance, and to dance




·     River beaches on the Merrimack


·     Swimming holes of the Capital Region


·     Hikes, and into the woods  around Concord


·     Concord: The capital city with so many hiking, biking and walking options


·      A cyclist guide to the Capital Region



Your bio: Bio should be approximately 20 words and should include your Twitter handle, as well as any other relevant links you wish to display: your blog, website URL, etc. This is a great place to include any promotional links.


Final thoughts:


Proofread your posts prior submitting to make sure it’s typo-free, with proper grammar and punctuation.


Images(PNG, JPG): Provide any high-resolution images you would like to include within your Word Doc. When sending your images, please provide a descriptive name. 

We can’t use an image you don’t own – or took off the Google – that could get us all into hot water.


Make sure your posts are up to date, season, and event – mention in the e-mail subjectif your post is time-sensitive (e.g. the hockey game on upcoming weekend), so we can manage your post in a timely manner. 


Got questions you don’t see answers to? Shoot us an email: we’ll be happy to help.