Sunday, April 14, 2013
Calling all hand-raisers, soap-box speakers and community meeting attendees. If you've got an opinion, a hobby or even an obsession, Patch wants you!
Are you passionate about community politics? Love School Board meetings? An animal aficionado? Maybe you craft amazing recipes, have an obsession with sports, arts or science or just want a new reason to write? Then we want hear all about it! Part of the Patch mission is to strengthen communities and improve the lives of their residents, but we can't do it without you. Our Local Voices section allows members of the community—from cooking enthusiasts to local politicians and everyone in between—to interact and post directly to the site. These posts then appear on the homepage, in the daily newsletter and are shared by editors via Facebook and Twitter. The best thing about sharing your stuff on Patch is it's your space so it's your rules. …
Monday, January 21, 2013
Milwaukee County official's first post lets readers know about PGA Junior Championship moving here from Madison.
From updates on new projects in the parks to the latest news about county taxes and the budget, Patch readers can find out what's happening in Milwaukee County from our newest blogger: County Executive Chris Abele. Abele, who has been county executive since 2011, will use his Patch blog to as another way to communicate with constituents. In his first blog post, he announced that the Wisconsin PGA is move its Junior Championship to Milwaukee County golf courses this summer — after 22 years in Madison. "I'm excited to share the news of Milwaukee County, and Patch gives me a great opportunity to help spread the word to a wide audience," Abele said. Over the past year, several key political figures have used Patch's blogging platform as a way …
Sunday, August 26, 2012
We're looking for coaches, players, parents, booster-club members and fans who want to share news, information and photos about local school teams and other area youth sports teams.
Are you a sports fanatic? Whether you’re an expert, a player, a coach, a parent or just a fan, the Fox Point and Bayside community wants to hear from you! Fox Point-Bayside Patch is seeking youth sports bloggers who are interested in sharing their thoughts on local school and other youth sports. Sports bloggers can post photos, game coverage and even just their opinions on situations, events and games. If you have inside information on what goes on at Fox Point and Bayside-area sports matchups, we want you to blog on Fox Point-Bayside Patch’s free Local Voices platform. As a Local Voices blogger, you’ll have the ear of local residents, so you can keep the community posted on all of your games, fundraisers, news, events and more. You can …
Sunday, August 14, 2011
No surprise: The legislative recall elections were the hot topic among bloggers this week.
Sunday, August 14, 2011
Here's a look at what some of Wisconsin's top political bloggers have been writing about in the last week. Charlie Sykes, Sykes Writes On the results of the Aug. 9 state Senate recall election "We can endlessly debate the fairness and wisdom of Wisconsin's recall law. But here are some fascinating numbers: the two senators who lost Tuesday, received substantially more votes when they were first elected to a four-year term than their opponents received in the recall. "In other words, the recall allowed a smaller group of voters to negate the choice a much larger number of voters who cast ballots in a general election. In the case of Dan Kapanke, for example, 33,192 Tuesday votes were able to negate the votes of 45,154 voters who elected …
Monday, August 1, 2011
Following the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers' every move? Blog for Patch about the team's ups and downs as it fights to make the postseason.
Down the stretch they come! With fewer than 60 games to go, it's looking like the 2011 Milwaukee Brewers have a legitimate chance to win Major League Baseball's National League Central Division and return to the playoffs. Patch is looking to join in on Brewers fever with a blog about the team as it seeks its first trip to the World Series since 1982. Are you following the team through wins and losses? Do you like to write? Then a Patch Brewers blog may be just for you! Bloggers will share their views with thousands of daily Patch users and will have access to our sophisticated platform to make observations about the team, vent frustrations and celebrate victories. Mostly, though, they'll be able to lead local conversations about the …
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
What it really takes to blog for patch.
Things change fast at a new site like Fox Point-Bayside Patch. Up until now, we've primarily been a news operation, written by our staff and freelancers. But soon, very soon, we're hoping to add a new voice to the site: Yours. There are already plenty of ways to contribute to Patch—by leaving comments on our articles, by posting to our events calendar, by posting announcements and by taking part in our Q&A forum, among them. But now we're introducing a new site section, for community blogs. And we want you to be a part of it. Got something to say about life in Fox Point or Bayside or news to spread? Need a forum for your community group? Just eager to share your views? Then read on and see if a Fox Point-Bayside Patch blog is right for you…