Would you like to post events, announcements and blogs to the East Hampton-Portland Patch? Keep this article handy each time there is something you'd like to share with our community.
To post events to the site for free: navigate to the Events page and click “Add an Event” on the right side of the page. Tell us all the details about your upcoming event, then click “post my event” at the bottom of the page.
That puts the event directly on our calendar. The end result is the same as if I had posted it for you. The only difference is, when you post it, it goes up right away. If you send it to me, you might have to wait.
To post announcements to the site for free: simply click the Announcement option under the news tab on the homepage. On the right side of the screen you’ll see the button “Add an Announcement.” This will take you to Patch’s announcement form. Once there, tell the community all about your child's sports league victory or your civic club’s new members. When you’re ready, click “publish my announcement” and it will go live to the site immediately.
With just a few clicks, you can tell the town when you get married, have a baby, graduate or make the Dean's List. Have you been promoted have a milestone abbiversary coming up? Share it and upload a photo, too!
You can also write a public thank-you, provide details about your group's upcoming event, publish a political news release or ask for volunteers.
To blog: Simply click the "Want to start a blog" button on our homepage, click "post on Patch," and fill out the required fields. When done, hit "save and preview" and then submit it to us. At the chance you receive an error message, ("oops!" is one we see from time to time), just email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if I can view the blog on our end. More likely than not, we'll see it in our queue and will be able to click "approve."
Bookmark this page as a reference, and email me if you have any questions!