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Patch Blogging: No Dissertation Required

Blogs don't have to be novels - or even paragraphs. Check our favorite bloggers who stray from the standard perception

You probably know Patch has a blogging feature that’s open to EVERY person in EVERY Patch town.

And I bet you’ve thought to yourself, man. It would be cool to reach thousands of people in my town for free and tell them about my fundraiser, share my favorite recipes or give them my point-by-point analysis of the Browns defense (or lack thereof). Or the 2012 elections. Or that new development proposal in your neighborhood.

But, you think, I’m just not a writer.

Well, here’s a secret bloggers all over northeast Ohio have discovered: you don’t have to be a writer.

Check out our favorite blogs that challenge the traditional format, and if you are inspired to reach your neighbors, just click the green button on our homepage.

A Poem: Linda Jenkins of Cleveland Heights offers insight in her personal blog. She writes about neighborhood happenings, family issues, and, once, she posted a poem about the resurfacing of a busy road in her town.  

A How-To: Eric Curts of North Canton blogs about family. In this post, he uses a clever photo slideshow to show readers a (Hint: it involved post-its and a marker – with hilarious results!).

So you don’t write? Talk! Not tech-savvy? It’s just like a short radio show.

Cartoon: If drawing strikes your fancy, check out this creative blog by Martin Seigel in Stow.

Blurbs: Are you in charge of public relations or communications for a nonprofit, business, club or high school sports team? Our blog tool is an easy way to get out short blurbs about upcoming events or to post photos from your bake sale without pitching it to Patch editors. - he runs PR for the Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage and posts quick blurbs about their happenings.

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