Why Write for The Hub?
The Hub is full of all the latest Lyft updates and community happenings, but it’s also a place to engage with other drivers through your creative work. It’s a space where you can share your veteran expertise, a "small world" moment that happened in a ride, or break down those hot-button topics drivers want to know about.
But you don't have to take my word for it. Hear it from a fellow driver:
What makes me want to contribute to The Hub is a desire to help people. I hope that my writing is able to encourage others and help them see challenges in a new way. It’s hard to imagine that my writing is shared with thousands of drivers… I do love engaging with the people who comment on my posts and developing new friendships with them. —Peter, Minneapolis-St. Paul Driver Content Specialist
We Love Thoughtful Writers
So don't forget to write well. That seems obvious, but here are a couple of guidelines to get you started.
- Focus your writing around one main point you want to convey. That point should be clearly stated in the beginning and summarized at the end of your article.
- Keep your piece concise. It shouldn't be any longer than 250-300 words.
- Write a catchy headline. Make your title stand out, include key words, and draw your reader in from the very start.
- Pay attention to spelling and grammar. Polish up your piece before submitting. Give it a read, then a re-read. Pro tip: Reading aloud can help identify grammatical errors.
We Love Great Photos
Got some Lyfstagrams to share? Fantastic! Including photos that relate to your article makes it shine. Check out this article on how to get the best Lyftstagrams. Here are a few of my personal faves:
Draw Inspiration From Your Fellow Drivers
Many drivers have already contributed to The Hub! Here are some examples of their work:
- Embracing the Pink Mustache
- A Day in the Life of a Lyft Driver (video)
- “One of the Best Times I’ve Ever Had” — Lyft Trailblazer Lauren Takes You Inside HQ
- Where the Lyft Takes You: Passenger Requests Spontaneous Tour of Detroit
- Atlanta Drivers Take the Stage for Karaoke Night
- 8 Reasons to Hit the Road this Labor Day Weekend
Get Your Creative Juices Flowing
Here are some topic and theme ideas:
- Spotlight a #LyftCreative in your city
- The best part about driving on the weekend is _____.
- Essential tips for new drivers
- A rookie mistake I made and you should avoid
- Top 10 Lists
- Advice for conducting yourself well in the Lounge
- THIS is what I love about Lyft!
- Interview and share the work of a standout driver (artist, Lyft for Good, etc.)
Lastly, remember to get on the road. Let those offbeat passenger experiences inspire you. Have fun and start writing!
Tell us what you want to contribute at firstname.lastname@example.org.