From the Editor: You - Yes, YOU - Can Post on Beacon Hill Patch
Trying to get the word out about an event, or want to share your opinion with your neighbors? You can, on Beacon Hill Patch!
I get a lot of questions each day about how to get information added to the site.
One of the best things about Beacon Hill Patch is that you, the readers, have the power to use the site for all that it's worth (which is a lot more than what it costs!)
Is your neighborhood association hosting a potluck? Are you looking to let people know that tickets are on sale for an upcoming show? Do you want to get coverage on Beacon Hill Patch of an event you're hosting?
With just a few clicks, you can directly post your events, announcements, or blog on the site, all without having to go through the editor. If you post to the site directly, your post goes live immediately and voila! You have a shareable link. You can even upload your own photos and photo galleries.
To post, head to the bottom of the home page where it says:
By clicking on these links, you can add an event happening in town to the calendar directly, or add an announcement to our news section directly.
Check out some examples of recent events and announcements added by your neighbors:
- Free Puppy Class!
- Exhibition: "Ropewalks of the West End and Beyond"
- Longwood Symphony Orchestra at the Landmarks Festival at the Shell
If you're an individual, organization or business who is looking to have more a presence on the site, you can also take advantage of our blogging platform. If you follow this link, you can start a blog on a topic in town to keep everyone else up to date.
Here are a couple blog posts to give you an idea:
- I've never done yoga before, but my doctor recommends it. Where do I begin?
- Rules for Deck and Patio Grilling in Boston
- Strategies for building a culture of reading at home
So stop reading and start posting! The site can be as robust and full of local information as we all make it. If you've got news and information to share, do it on Beacon Hill Patch and involve the whole community.