The Good Men Project is the only large-scale international conversation about what it means to be a good man. We’re a community. We need your voice.
The Good Men Project started in June of 2010, and now has an active engaged audience of over 3 million visitors per month. We’re the only ones diving deep into what the changing roles of men actually look like, how they affect both men and women and why that change is important. As part of the conversation about men, we talk about the changing roles of dads, marriage, sports, sex & relationships, ethics & values, issues of social justice, the environment—and much more.
Every issue of our time, after all, can be looked at through the lens of “how does this affect men, manhood and masculinity in the 21st century? And we’d love to have you join in this amazing conversation.
1) Contribute an article, personal story, video, or blog post. This is the way we like best to advance to the relationship with our community. Anyone is welcome to contribute. We simply ask that whatever you write ties into our larger conversation—shedding insight into the following questions: “What does it mean to be a man today?” “How are men’s roles changing?” “What does 21st century masculinity look like?” “As a man, what is the change you would like to see in the world?” Our submission guidelines are here.
2) Leave a comment. Our posts are designed to spark conversations. There is often back and forth, respectful debate, commenters who know and interact with each other. That’s why we have over a quarter of a million comments, all of which advance the conversation and spark new ideas. Be sure to read our commenting policy here, first. (It’s spelled R-E-S-P-E-C-T.)
3) Join our Facebook community and invite your friends to do the same. We are creating a community where you can talk about some of the most important issues of our times. Jump in with comments, hit the like button or share the important articles with your friends.
4) Join Us on Twitter. Want a steady stream of tweets, 140 character conversations, content that will find you? Following the Good Men Project on Twitter might be for you. We’re @goodmenproject, and we’re always on. And twice per month we have Twitter chats that talk about the hot topics from the website that month. Our tweets show up in the timelines of over 19 million people.
5) Subscribe to us on YouTube. Better yet, contribute videos that go out to our YouTube community. One of our biggest initiatives for 2015 is to create a video channel that is as lively and robust as our other channels. Our YouTube has everything from personal storytelling, to relationship advice to funny animated shorts.
6) Join our Social Outposts — our G+ Community, Pinterest, StumbleUpon and Reddit. Yes, we’re all over the place. But in a good way. Our G+ community lets you post things of interest to men and manhood in the 21st Century. Our Pinterest community is setting out to show what 21st century masculinity really looks like. StumbleUpon and Reddit both have communities of people who find this conversation interesting and important.
7) Join our Editorial Staff. This is reserved for people who have already contributed to The Good Men Project, so be sure to follow step #1 above. But once you’ve done that, you can ask about joining our Editorial staff so you can help drive the conversation forward in a deep and meaningful way. Want to learn more? Email [email protected]
8) Join our Premium Member Community. Ok, this is actually our favorite way for you to join in. Pay a $20 membership fee and in return you’ll get to see The Good Men Project site with no advertising and get all sorts of other perks—an exclusive FB community, free e-books and other exclusive content, a commenting badge and more. Sign up below or get more details here.
9) Already a Contributor? Join our exclusive Facebook writers group. Network with Good Men Project writers and editors. Take the conversation to a new level—it is here where comments become future posts. We talk about story ideas, refine our drafts, and really work to drive the conversation forward. You can join here.
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11) Weekly Evangelist Conference Calls. Yes, we use technology that is as old-fashioned as a telephone. Will wonders never cease! Every Friday, whoever has time and desire gets on a phone conference line and discusses everything from ongoing issues of men that we want to cover to how to grow a media company. You are welcome to join….but only if you are already a contributor or a Premium Member. See steps #1 or #8 above.
12) Discover our content on the sites of one of our many media partners. We enjoy partnering up with other media sites, large and small. Don’t be surprised if you see Good Men Project stories on Salon, Huffington Post, Yahoo, AskMen, YourTango, Time Inc., Business Insider, XOJane, MamaMia, The Daily Dot, Ravishly, MeetMindful, or a host of other online publications who are interested in the stories we are telling.
For those of you who want to jump right in and become a deeper part of the conversation – you can sign up to become a Premium Member right here. You’ll get full access to the site without any ads. You’ll also get cool extra stuff – invites to exclusive online video chats, a copy of the original Good Men Project Anthology that put us on the map, and more. Find out more details of the offer here. Or, if you are ready, just sign on up below.
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Thank you for being a part of the largest worldwide conversation about what it means to be a good man in the 21st century. Your support of our work is inspiring and invaluable.
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