RiverDell Patch seeks bloggers to join our growing community of bloggers in our new "Local Voices" section which features some of the borough's residents blogging and sharing their thoughts on various different subjects.
We invite you to join them!
Perhaps you want to be the voice of your local organization or you are an avid reader, fisherman, dancer, crafter, artist, etc. and you have something you'd like to share with readers. If you are interested in joining your fellow blogging neighbors here are some more details:
What are we looking for? We don't have a lot of hard requirements outside of this: It's got to be interesting and relevant to Oradell and River Edge residents. Maybe you're talking about our local politics. Maybe you're spreading news about community projects. Maybe you're the local authority on a certain topic, with the credentials to back it up. Do you have a perspective on how the community's changed over the years? Want a place to showcase your great photos from around town? Need a de-facto online newsletter for your community group? Got favorite recipes to share, or books to recommend? All of those sound like contenders to us.
What do you need to do? Write as often (or not so often) as you like. Don't worry, we won't change your voice in your blog posts. The entries will be reviewed for quality and edited for spelling, grammar and style. But remember, opinions are what we're after, particularly well-thought-out ones, backed up with facts, however, the blog isn't a place for personal insults, unfounded claims and defamation.
What's in it for you? Sorry, you might get fame, but not fortune, from your Patch blog. So here's the deal: We get the privilege of hosting your valuable views. You get to put them on a site that's increasingly (we hope) serving as a community hub, where more and more people will have the opportunity to discover your entries all the time. And since we're part of the Huffington Post Media Group, we may occasionally be able to put your submission in front of a huge audience.
Those interested can e-mail RiverDell Patch Editor Eamon Harbord at Eamon.Harbord@patch.com.