You - Yes, YOU - Can Post on Jamaica Plain Patch
Trying to get the word out about an event, or want to share your opinion with your neighbors? You can, on Jamaica Plain Patch!
We get a lot of questions each day about how to get information added to the site.
One of the best things about JP Patch is that you, the readers, have the power to use the site for all that it's worth (which is a lot more than what it costs! Har, har.)
Is your neighborhood association hosting a potluck? Are you looking to let people know that tickets are on sale for an upcoming show? Do you want to share your knowledge with other JP residents?
With just a few clicks, you can directly post your events, announcements, or blog on the site, all without having to go through the editor. If you post to the site directly, your post goes live immediately and voila! You have a shareable link. You can even upload your own photos and photo galleries.
Your posts will be seen by the thousands of Jamaica Plain residents who visit the site every day. We'll also make sure they are included in our daily newsletter, our Facebook page and our Twitter feed.
To post, click on the top of the home page where it says:
By clicking on these links, you can add an event happening in JP to the calendar directly, or add an announcement to our news section directly.
Check out some examples of recent events and announcements added by your neighbors:
- The Second Annual JP Music Festival
- JP Artists Association Summer Member Exhibition
- Local Nonprofit Community Servings Welcomes Registered Dietician Susanne Wakerly
If you're an individual, organization or business who is looking to have more a presence on the site, you can also take advantage of our blogging platform. If you follow this link, you can start a blog on a topic in the neighborhood to keep everyone else up to date.
Here are a couple blog posts to give you an idea:
- Help Preserve 161 S. Huntington Ave.
- MSPCA-Angell Pet of the Week - Harold the Cat!
- Marital Rehab Part II
So stop reading and start posting! The site can be as robust and full of local information as we all make it. If you've got news and information to share, do it on JP Patch and involve the whole community.
Chris and Sara
Chris Helms is editor of Jamaica Plain Patch
Sara Jacobi is editor of South End Patch and a senior local editor for Boston