Sunday, April 14, 2013
Have an opinion? A passion? A hobby? Share it on Watertown Patch.
Calling all hobbyists, advocates and meeting attendees. Parents, students and teens. Pet-lovers, sports enthusiasts and volunteers. Watertown Patch is seeking a few good bloggers on our site. Are you passionate about government? Do you attend School Committee meetings? Maybe you sit on a local board, committee or group? Do you volunteer in town? What about a love of sports, arts or science? Do you love to write? Are you passionate about a hobby? If so, we want you to blog for us. Our Local Voices Bloggers write daily, weekly or monthly — as often as you'd like — on a topic of their choosing. They write short or long, in essay-style or draft a quick how-to. Blogging on Patch is a great way to share your opinions and expertise with the …
Sunday, November 25, 2012
A recap of recent and popular blog posts in Watertown.
New blogger Joseph Flack Weiler wrote about John Perkins Cushing’s 19th-century lost garden, which was considered one of the "most splendid in New England." Some evidence of the garden can still be seen in Belmont, which was carved out of Watertown. Read Joseph's blog here. A Watertown resident and student, Jasmin Bleu Pellegrino, seeks participants for a multimedia project on living with cancer she is doing for her graduate work at Boston University. Find out more by clicking here. Watertown Savings Bank donated more than $12,000 to give to victims of Hurricane Sandy, writes blogger Kelly Cronin. See how the money was collected and who it will help by reading Kelly's blog. Wine blogger Ken Hoggins has some tips for pinot noirs that …
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Did you know that blogging on Patch can help draw attention to the blog you already write elsewhere?
Watertown Patch is always on the lookout for new bloggers. But sometimes, that just means the blogger is new to Patch, not necessarily new to blogging. One of the hardest things about blogging is reaching an audience. It isn't easy to raise the visibility of your blog above that of the myriad of other blogs out there. But if you don't manage to do that, the time and energy you put into your blog might go unnoticed by the very readers you're trying to reach. That's where Watertown Patch can help. Patch wants to provide an additional platform for the blog you're already spending time to write. Here's how it works: - We'll set you up with a blog on Watertown Patch. It takes a few minutes on the front end to set up, but then it's up to you to …
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Lent comes but once a year for even the most devout Catholic, but for Watertown's Danne Dzenawagis, it has become a way of life – despite being a self-described “lapsed Catholic.”
Like many of us, Danne Dzenawagis makes New Year’s resolutions that she has a hard time keeping, but she has taken her effort online in the form of a blog, which recently was nominated for an award from a national magazine. In 2008, the 27-year-old East Watertown resident made the decision to take her resolutions and devote an entire month to each one. Raised as a Catholic, Dzenawagis has always given up something for lent because she “likes the challenge of giving something up.” “There were so many things I wanted to do and I didn’t know how I would be able to get them all done, so I broke them down into something manageable,” Dzenawagis said. “It’s a good way to discipline yourself.” At the suggestion of a friend, she decided to take her…
Friday, May 6, 2011
Don't be shy. Join the Patch blogging team in Watertown.
Watertown Patch launched a new blogging platform this week that gives residents the opportunity to offer their opinions on their own blogs. We have signed up some great Watertown residents to take part, but we’re looking for even more. Here are five reasons why you should blog on Watertown Patch: Are you interested? Again, there is no set time commitment so we won’t require you to do any more than you can. Please email email@example.com to sign up or for more information.
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Got something to say? Patch.com is adding a platform for local bloggers.
Watertown Patch will soon be welcoming local bloggers on the site. We're looking for bloggers 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. 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. 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. Be interesting. Be …