Saturday, April 20, 2013
Readers have shared their thoughts about resiliency and more, following the Boston Marathon explosions. Learn how you can, too.
A common complaint journalists hear is that we "only report the negative." Admittedly, when covering events of such horrific magnitude, it can be a struggle for uplifting stories to shine through in the face of tragedy. But you, our readers and contributors, have helped us find them, and you've inspired many. This week, you've shown that it's not only Boston residents that are resilient: we are, too. One of the ways you've shared is directly, through blogs you've published on Patch, following the Boston Marathon explosions. One such example is "Boston Will be Back (I Hope)," from Jon McGrath, whose touching words about his Marathon memories and the intent of his 11-year-old son, Conor, to run the Marathon one day, inspired many. "Boston …
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Got something to say? Patch.com offers a platform for local bloggers.
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
Since the beginning of May, Natick Patch has been making room for 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 our 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…
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
See the highlights from the latest Natick Patch blogs this week.
We have terrific people in town who blog on Natick Patch. Each week, we will highlight some of the posts from the past week in our "Best of Blogs" feature. Click on the links to be redirected to the blogs. This week, we welcomed Rep. David Linsky to our list of talented and passionate bloggers on Natick Patch. In his debut blog post, Linsky discusses legislation he has filed to restrict the height and illumination of the McDonald's signs along the Massachusetts Turnpike, which trouble neighbors who can see the lights from their homes: "Earlier this month legislation I filed to reduce the signs on the MassPike had a hearing before the Joint Committee on Transportation. Whenever I talk about this bill it without fail elicits some laughs …