Connect is a place for Local Guides to share their discoveries, ask questions, engage with other members of the community, give feedback, and more.
If you’ve got a story to tell, photos to share, or a question to ask, you can create a post on Connect by clickingStart a post. You’ll find this function at the bottom of your homepage and at the top of each topic page.
Caption: A photo of a person creating a post on Local Guides Connect.
First, choose a main topic for your post such as Photography, Travel, or Food & Drink. Think about which topic best describes what your post is about. If it falls under multiple topics, you can add them in under Additional topics at the bottom of the page.
Caption: A screenshot that shows the main topics you can select on Connect: Photography, Travel, Food & Drink, Local Stories, Meet-ups, and How-tos.
Use a descriptive title for your post. Make it easy for other Local Guides to understand what your post is about.
Upload a photo. The first photo you add to your post will appear as the main image across the site. So, make sure it’s relevant to your title. For tips on uploading great photos, check out this post on the best photo practices for Connect.If you don’t have a photo of your own to share, you can browse through Connect’s library of images.
Write your post. You can post in any language on Connect. The Google Translate widget is available on every page so that others can easily translate content into their language. You can select the language you used in the post by clicking Add language at the bottom of the editor.
Use the Location field on posts that discuss a specific place. For example, if you’re looking for travel advice for a trip to San Francisco, tag “San Francisco.”Caption: A screenshot that shows where to select a location, tags, and a language in the Connect editor.
You can preview your post by clicking Preview. Need to come back to it later? Your post will automatically save and you can find it again by visiting the Draft tab on your profile.
When you’re happy with your post, click Publish.
We can’t wait to read the exciting stories you share and see all of your amazing photos!