Patch is the place to connect with neighbors, local businesses and nonprofit organizations in your town. In addition to the professionally reported news you've come to rely on from Patch, one of the most vital pieces of our platform are the community voices we feature from users like you.
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. Because your content is important to us, every post is highlighted on the homepage, in our daily newsletter and promoted on social media.
Maybe you just started your blog or perhaps you’re already an old pro. Either way, we’ve put together some tips every blogger should check out (trust us, they're helpful!):
Want to change your blog name, description or photo icon? Want to add additional managers to your blog? Here are all the how-tos on updating your blog settings and user profile plusstep-by-steps on starting a new post.
What makes a great blog post? How often should I post? And other FAQs for bloggers.
5 Easy Ways to Make Your Blog Shine Tips to maximize the Patch platform: how to promote your posts and grow your audience
SEO Tips for Bloggers Tips for getting more readers! Be Google friendly and user friendly -- everything you need to know about SEO.
Become a Prolific Blogger in a Snap Best practices for cultivating an audience and creating (easy) posts people want to read.
- 5 Ways to Grow Your Blog Audience Through Social Media Social media insight and tips from Patch social guru Penny Riordan.
And if you're reading this, but haven't yet started a blog, it's super easy!
To get started, click "Blogs" in the main navigation bar above. Then, in the upper left-hand corner, click the "Start your own Blog" icon. You'll then be asked three things: to name your blog, to write a short description of the blog and to upload a thumbnail to appear on the account. Once you hit the "Create your blog" button, you'll be on your way to making your first blog post. It's that simple!
Any questions? Contact Patch Community Editor Jason Alley at firstname.lastname@example.org.