Odds are you've at least heard of Pinterest and have an idea of what it is. Odds also are that you probably do not have a Pinterest Profile. No worries, at least you know what it is.
For me, running the UpaDowna Pinterest account simply means that I can create "boards" where I can "pin" an article or review from our website. New review on a tent? I "pin" it to our "Gear Reviews" board. Click on that board and it gives you a visual photo and small description of every gear review we've written. Click on the photo and it takes you to the review on our website. Awesome!
No, this post isn't about Pinterest, but, I just wanted to make sure you got the idea. Now...
Moving on to Gociety. I came across this website a few months ago when it flashed across my Facebook News Feed. Usually, I don't pay attention to sponsored ads but this one was different. It spoke my language...outdoor adventure! Gociety is a way for you to search for outdoor adventures to do with people that enjoy the same activities you do, are at the same skill level as you or are even near your area. After filling out an in-depth questionnaire on your favorite ways to adventure and stay active, you are prompted to the "Discovery Page" where you can search in 3 states (Colorado, Utah, and Washington) for an activity or event. Think of it like a Pinterest for the "Socially Adventurous".
Click on an event and it's similar to that of a Facebook event. It describes the activity, shows who's going, the date, time and how to get there. Events on the discovery feed are in order by date so it's easy to jump online and scout out something fun to do that night. Plus, there is a handy dandy filter that allows you to search for the activities that you want to do the most.
So far, I have yet to attend an event, but searching online for events "nearest to me" garnered some really close results that included hiking in North Cheyenne Canyon and Pikes Peak. Membership is free and there is also an app that is free as well. On the app, it asks for your zip code but I had a hard time finding events near me and instead just being able to search for them in the "Rocky Mountain" area. The only drawbacks to this site? You don't really need to become a member to see the activities, dates, times and location of the events.
Also, No organizations, companies or businesses can use it. My suggestion, make organizations, companies and businesses buy a membership so that helps fund Gociety, as well as the business, company or organization has to be verified as actually providing adventure activities to the public before they are approved. This way, users are not only finding people to do an activity with but are also finding a business, or organization like UpaDowna that helps get more folks active!