Got Something to Say? Become a Patch Blogger
Watchung-Green Brook Patch's platform will allow you to share ideas, opinions and wisdom with the rest of the community.
Did you ever just want to sound off? Now's your chance.
Things change fast at a new site like Watchung-Green Brook Patch. Up until now, we've primarily been a news operation, written by our staff and freelancers. But soon, very soon, we're hoping to add a new voice to the site: Yours.
Patch offers a platform for bloggers. Intrigued? Here are some of the details:
What are we looking for? We don't have a lot of hard requirements outside of this: It's got to be interesting and relevant to Watchung and Green Brook residents. Maybe you're talking about our local politics. Maybe you're spreading news about community projects. Maybe you're the local authority on a certain topic, with the credentials to back it up. Do you have a perspective on how the community's changed over the years? Want a place to showcase your cool photos from around town? Need a de-facto online newsletter for your community group? Got favorite recipes to share, or books to recommend? All of those sound like contenders to us.
What do you need to do? Write as often (or not so often) as you like. Don't worry, we won't change your voice in your blog posts. The entries will be reviewed for quality and edited for spelling, grammar and style. But remember, opinions are awesome, particularly well-thought-out ones, backed up with facts, however, the blog isn't a place for personal insults, unfounded claims and defamation.
What's in it for you? Sorry, you might get fame, but not fortune, from your Patch blog. So here's the deal: We get the privilege of hosting your valuable views. You get to put them on a site that's increasingly (we hope) serving as a community hub, where more and more people will have the opportunity to discover your entries all the time. And since we're part of the Huffington Post Media Group, we may occasionally be able to put your submission in front of a huge audience.
Still interested? Email Local Editor John Patten at email@example.com