Announcement from OMM’s editor at large, Lauren Rains
Lauren RainsWhile Outdoor Minded Mag is still in its infant stages being it first opened its doors not even a full year ago in the summer of 2012, its been growing fast, and its been growing well. Eventually, it got to the point where the original site just wasn’t big enough for the big vision of OMM, and so, now we have what you’re seeing today: The New Outdoor Minded Mag.
So, let me tell you a bit about what’s going on here!

We Don’t Want To Be Just Another Outdoor Magazine

There is already a list of amazing outdoor magazines on the web. From favorites such as The Adventure Journal to ones that are sport specific like The Inertia or Rock and Ice, the last thing I want to do is add more noise, or more of “the same” out into the world. Doing something a little or a lot different is always more fun.

And that’s led us to try a few new things and make a few new changes here on Outdoor Minded Mag.

OMM’s Exclusive Series

The original OMM: The main categories were simply, “stories, interviews, series, guides, and gear”. Now, that’s all good and fun, but we’ve all seen that before. With a little restructuring, OMM will still feature these, but in specific series that are trademarks of Outdoor Minded.
Outdoor HoursFor instance:
Outdoor Hours features well-written and reflective tales of our most memorable, unforgettable hour spent outside.
Natural Entrepreneurs features individuals who are outdoor and travel lifestyles their livelihoods. These are people and companies reinventing and changing the standard in the outdoor industry.
Sit Downs are what our top-rated interviews have become, featuring Q&As that get to know folks who pursue the extraordinary in the outdoors.

The rest of OMM’s exclusive series, such as the new Bucket Listers, Behind Lenses, and The Lists are just a start as to what’s to come.

Up Next: The Digital Mag for your iPad:

The majority of the content on OMM is geared at something you’d sit down and read with a cup of coffee. You won’t find too many “blog-like” posts on here except in our series The Lists, but rather content you’ll want to reflect on.
Outdoor Minded Mag on iPad

And that’s why at the start of 2013 we’ll be issuing the first issue of OMM’s digital magazine. I can’t tell you if I’m more excited about today’s relaunch or the upcoming launch of that, as both are taking us such a huge step closer to the overall vision.

But to give you a glimpse as to what’s to come for the digital mag, just know that the design and layout is going to be absolutely stunning, the content thought-provoking and resourceful, and the quality bar-setting.

And Now Onto You:

Thanks for checking out the new version of Outdoor Minded Mag. Where to go from here?

  • Check out a few of our exclusive series, and leave a comment in one of the posts
  • Subscribe to OMM’s weekly newsletter, The Blend, which features the highlights of the mag from that week
  • LIKE OMM on Facebook, Follow us on Twitter, Check is out on Pinterest
  • If you’re a writer or photographer, shoot as a pitch on a story, event, project you’d like to share
- Lauren Rains

 

About The Author

Lauren Rains is the editor at large of Outdoor Minded Mag. She is struck by wanderlust, and spends most waking hours of her life either exploring the outdoors around the globe or working on various passion projects be it film to microadventures to cooking chili. You can read about her adventures in life, biz and travel on her blog TheMadToLive.com, and catch up with her on Twitter at @LaurRAINS.

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