So my pal and brother-in-law Glenn Ison posted a photo on Google Maps. It was of a place in Paris. Next thing he knows he gets an email from Google saying “How would you like to be a local guide?” He goes “Yup” and then tells me all about it. So this post takes you through my look at this particular program by Google.
So I started by posting a picture of the Sydney Opera House on Google Maps using my Google account. You may recognise it as I included it in my Vivid post a week or so back.
Then I got this email:
OK. Why should I say yes? After all I would be committing myself to writing stuff and sharing photos and you all know I hate that (LOL do you reallyÂ believe that I hate sharing my vast wisdom and absoluteÂ humility with the world?) Anyway, here are the sweeteners that they offer:
|Get rewards for the photos that you’ve shared.|
|When you become a Local Guide, you earn points for your photos and other contributions to Google Maps. These points can unlock cool benefits such as|
|– 1 TB of Google Drive storage
– Invitations to exclusive events
– Early access to new Google products
– Local Guides badge
Cool! The 1TB Google Drive storageÂ caused my eyes to light up. And all for me
big-noting myself sharing my knowledge and experience.
So it’s done now. I’ve joined the program and started writing reviews and adding photos. Jokes aside, yep – it’s pretty cool. I’m looking forward to meeting up with other Local Guides and just seeing what kind of fun I can have.
So I say, have a go. Because I never even knew that this existed until Glenn told me.
As an aside, I am still thinking about whether this eye surgery warrants me changing careers. Despite the fact that other people seem to have marvellous success with their ops, I still find the world blurry and struggle when I use the computer too much. Maybe travel and tourism is something I should look at?