Written by Lisa Gentes-Hunt and Patch Staff
Do you work or volunteer with a local government organization or village department? Have news you’d like to share (press releases, calendar items, photos) with your community? You’re in luck.
At Patch, we offer a free blogging platform for you to post locally-relevant information, news and events–all while connecting with our established audience of readers close to home. You can even repurpose already-existing content from your own website, newsletter or blog.
Maybe you work with the area library and want to promote news of an upcoming author reading, are a politician who wants to connect with local constituents or have photos from a recent park district event you’d like to share.
Think of it as your little corner of the digital universe. You can dress it up however you'd like, and post whenever and however you want. And, because your content is important to us, blogs are often highlighted on the homepage, in our daily newsletter and promoted on social media.
Interested? First, you need to sign in and create an account. Or, if you're already a Patch user, log in to your home Patch.
Second, click on the Blogs menu tab at the top of the homepage and click "start a blog." Follow the simple instructions, add your text and a photo or video, hit submit–and your blog is live!
Questions or trouble with the blog setup? Email email@example.com today.