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Political, Government & Public Safety Bloggers Wanted: Share Your Voice on Patch!

From neighborhood council members to firefighters and local politicians, Patch is home to bloggers from a huge variety of backgrounds. Join us and connect with your community today!

Do you work or volunteer with a local government organization or city department? Have news you’d like to share (press releases, calendar items, photos) with your community? You’re in luck.

At Patch, we offer a free blogging platform for you to post locally-relevant information, news and events—all while connecting with our established audience of readers close to home. You can even repurpose already-existing content from your own website, newsletter or blog.

Maybe you work with the area library and want to promote news of an upcoming author reading, are a politician who wants to connect with local constituents or have photos from a recent park district event you’d like to share.

We’re calling all: 

  • Politicians and political junkies

  • City Department/officials

  • Fire Departments/officials

  • Police Departments/officials  

  • Libraries

  • Parks

  • Neighborhood or City Councils

Blogging is an easy, fun way to communicate, engage and inform. Best of all, your blog is a place to share everything and anything you'd like (so long as it plays by our Terms of Use).

Think of it as your little corner of the digital universe. You can dress it up however you'd like, and post whenever and however you want. And, because your content is important to us, every post is highlighted on the homepage, in our daily newsletter and promoted on social media.

Ready to get started? Click on the blogs tab above and then on "Start your own blog" in the green box.

Questions? Email Community Editor Becca Whitnall at rebecca.whitnall@patch.com for answers. Ask me, I'm here to help!

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