About this time last year, Patch rolled out a new platform for members of the community to be heard. Now, we're making it even easier to get involved in Bristol-Warren Patch's Local Voices.
How easy is it?
At Patch, we're devoted to finding ways to make your life as ridiculously easy as possible. So we've changed the way blogging works to make it easier for you to start blogging right away.
All you have to do to get started is visit our blogging page and click "Post on Patch." From there, let your typing fingers run rampant (but coherently, please) and when you're done writing and have saved your work, hit submit!
Why should I blog?
Patch is more than a news site. It is a free place to post upcoming events. It's an online conversation about the community. But to keep the conversation going, we need your voice!
You may be asking yourself, "What would I even write about?"
Well, the answer is, anything! A blog offers the opportunity to share your thoughts, concerns, advice, and tips, get your name out to the community, get info about your local group out to the community, and so much more.
My neighbors are blogging? What are they saying?
- Marianne Douglas, a former teacher, utilizes Patch to share strategies for success that she has learned through the years.
- Dick Devault, General Chairman of the Bristol Fourth of July Committee, blogs on Patch to keep users i and updates to the Fourth of July celebration.
- Warren resident Gregory Ehlinger has his own blog outside of Patch, but uses the Local Voices platform to promote his writing by giving readers that he likes to cook up. Christina Loomis also shares and some of her favorite recipes.
- Bristol's Marina Peterson keeps the community informed about the latest information and other political and government issues that catch her attention.
- Richard V. Simpson, owner of Bristol Art Exchange, shares his years of knowledge about the .
- Catherine Zipf, a professional architectural historian, uses Patch to blog about local history and architecture, including her most recent pieces focused on .
- Director, Tracy Cooper Ramos, is a busy bee, but makes time to blog on Patch about whatever is going through her mind, whether it relates to , or something that .
Other bloggers on Patch include Cathie Tattrie, Bristol Town Councilor and Bristol Antonio Teixeira, Warren resident David Silvia, Warren Little League lover Bryan McShane, Photographer Ed King, Agent Danielle DeLuca, Cynthia "Coupon Mama" Lachapelle Shannon, and more!
Is blogging on Patch right for me?
Blogging on Patch is perfect for anyone who has ties to the community. More specifically, you may be perfect for blogging if you can answer yes to any of the following questions:
- Do you have a passion for everything local, from supporting downtown businesses to promoting community events?
- Are you passionate about issues in Bristol and Warren?
- Are you a craftsman, artist, business owner or hobbyist who can share do-it-yourself tips?
- Do you have strong opinions about local government or are the first one to stand up for what you think is right in our school system?
- Can you just make us all laugh?
Even if you answered no to any of the above questions and you just want a platform to have your voice heard, Bristol-Warren Patch's Local Voices platform is the place for you!
Ready to take the leap? Get started with blogging on Patch! Still want more information? Email Sara.Bagwell@patch.com!
Note: You write what you want to say when you want to say it. Do it on your schedule, whether that's posting multiple entries per day or a couple times a month. And Patch won't own what you post, so you can repost your entries to your other blogs!