Patch Is Looking For Bloggers

Have you got something to say? Just like to write? This Patch wants you.

The Decatur/Avondale Estates Patch is looking for local bloggers on the site.

We want people who can riff on various topics, share their personality and engage our readers in discussions.

Patch is more than a news site, it's an online conversation about your community.

  • Are you passionate about schools or crime or community issues?
  • Are you an expert craftsman or hobbyist who can share do-it-yourself tips?
  • Do you have strong opinions about local government?
  • Can you just make us all laugh?
  • Can you write compellingly?

Then, we want to hear from you.

This isn't a reporting job. It's blogging. 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.

There's no pay, but Patch won't own what you post, so you can repost your entries to your other blogs. Much like The Huffington Post has done, Patch is providing local bloggers an online platform to have their words seen by a larger audience. In fact, some of your posts could land on HuffPo, which would put them in front of a huge audience.

Be interesting. Be provocative. Be yourself.

My role as editor would be to review blog entries submitted to Decatur/Avondale Estates Patch to ensure there's nothing libelous. I will correct obvious typos, too. But I won't try to change your voice or put you through rewrite.

It's easy to get started. You don't have to consult with me unless you want to. Just click on http://decatur.patch.com/blog/apply. If you hit a snag in loading your blog, give me a call.

If you'd like to chat about the opportunity to share your unique voice with our readers, let me know by emailing ralph.ellis@patch.com or by calling me at 404-234-8734.

Decaturette May 06, 2012 at 06:37 PM
This seems like direct competition with Decatur Metro. Up until this point, DM and Patch have been complimentary--the first is a local blog and the the second is news/opinion/events. But a Patch blog is moving into DM territory. Are all Patch sites doing this or just Decatur-Avondale Patch?
Deanne May 06, 2012 at 08:32 PM
Local Voices is listed under the News drop down box (added a year ago across Patch). Definitely worth checking out is the newest blogger, Anna Benefield. And if you missed out on Nicki Salcedo's Adventures in Parenting series, you should immediately plug it into the search field and get to reading! (Looks like you have to use main search box for folks no longer regularly contributing.)


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