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 Tewksbury 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?
Tewksbury Patch has nearly two dozen folks who live or work in town posting blogs on the topics that interest them. Here are just a handful:
Don Ordway -- Don is chairman of the Tewksbury Republican Committee and a retiree. He writes on life, politics and recently did an interesting series on visiting Presidential Libraries.
Bob Leo: Bob is the general manager of the Tewksbury Country Club and the Tew-Mac Tavern and an expert on all things food. His columns and recipes are always delicious.
Estee Ross -- Estee is a fitness trainer at Gold's Gym. She answers questions from readers regarding healthy living and how to get in shape and stay in shape.
Paula McCarron -- Paula is Client Services Director for Synergy HomeCare. She writes some wonderfully informative pieces on issues relating to senior citizens and those who may be caring for senior citizens.
Bob Rauseo -- Bob is a longtime Tewksbury resident who has written some fascinating blog entries on hypothetically creating a new political party and what its priorities should be.
Paige Impink -- Paige writes about all the terrific things being done by the students at the North Street School and the Dewing School.
We also have several bloggers representing youth sports leagues in Tewksbury. They provide roundups of game highlights and many provide terrific action photos.
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 Tewksbury?
- 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, Tewksbury Patch's Local Voices platform is the place for you!
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!