Patch wants you, the reader, to blog on Patch and here's why:
1. You're smart and know your community.
2. You have great ideas about how to make good changes.
3. You're a fantastic/enthusiastic chef/baker/soup maker.
4. You're a parent and survival hinges on sharing the pain involved.
5. You're you and there's no one else like you.
Those are just five top reasons. Other ones include the rare opportunity to help someone out who is dealing with an issue that you've conquered. You know tips on when to get the freshest produce at the market, or when meat departments slip that great Manager Special tag onto pricey steaks making them affordable for a family of five. You grew up when there were no frozen yogurt places and have great stories (the ones where statute of limits are expired obviously).
Most people don't blog for one simple reason: Intimidation of public writing. It's as scary of public speaking for many.
But the beauty of blogging is this: it is what it is and no more. It's what you like, or don't like, and sharing that.
Blogging is just like writing a letter, or a journal or diary entry. It can be 30 words or 200 words. You can do it whenever as there are no deadlines. You can write about fishing one day and how to repair the sink the next day.
If you are a professional person, you get to share your expertise, and hopefully reach new clients or customers and it doesn't cost anything.
All it takes is your time and it's not a lot of time. Most bloggers can do a post in about 15 minutes because the topic they're writing about is something they're eager to write about and share. It's not a thesis paper.
So come on, be a blogger for Patch. We promise to help you with any issues or concerns.
Just try it. You'll like it. I promise.
Join the site, create a profile and get blogging. Email me if you need any help: firstname.lastname@example.org