My secret sources for rural trendwatching

Rural trends are kind of my thing. Seems like everyone has a “top trends” article for 2022, but not many cover rural trends and small towns. We focus only on trends for rural and small towns.

Want to skip ahead and see my trends for 2022? Watch the rural trends video here.

Where do I get my ideas? I skim or read a lot of different sources. A LOT. Here are a few of the best, most interesting sources you might like to follow, too. 

  1. Bank of I.D.E.A.S.: truly international collection of stories about rural people and projects, with a fiercely positive outlook. Bi-monthly with an overwhelming amount of good stuff. Highly recommended. https://bankofideas.com.au/subscribe/
  2. Future Crunch: dozens of good news stories about the present and future in your email every other week. Definitely recommended. The free version is valuable on its own, and paid subscribers get even more good news. https://futurecrunch.com/
  3. Small Town and Rural Flipboard: Where I share articles from all over that relate to rural and small communities. (No Flipboard account needed. Just read it like any other news website.) https://flipboard.com/@beckymccrayif/small-town-and-rural-r8kjo1ghy 

Want to see even more of my sources? Just reply and ask. I’ll be glad to share more. And I’d love to hear what sources you read to keep up with rural and small town news and trends. 

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