Wanted: Bloggers For “The Patch Today”

You might have seen the news today. Forum Communications is launching a new website.

According to the Forum Communications Company blog,

“Thepatchtoday.com, which can be found at the Internet address of the same name, will serve as a general news website to the geographic area in western North Dakota and Eastern Montana that is collectively known as “The Oil Patch,” or “The Patch” for short. The site also aims to keep the residents of that quickly growing section of the country informed about local and state news, features, sports and entertainment. And finally, the site will delve deeply into reporting regarding the burgeoning oil industry that is centered in the region, thanks to new technology that has made tapping into The Bakken Oil Formation possible, company executives said.”

Read the full blog post.

To make the site even more valuable to readers in The Patch and around the world, we want to invite members of the community to participate by writing an Areavoices blog that could appear on The Patch Today.

We’d love to hear from those working in the oil industry as well as people living in communities in western North Dakota and eastern Montana. Schools, clubs, organizations, businesses, and individuals can share their news by starting their own Areavoices blog. It is absolutely FREE and provides a great way to share news and information.

Areavoices blogs are featured in our 36 news websites across North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin and are part of a network which reaches about 2 million readers a month. Our readership is growing by leaps and bounds every day (even before Marilyn Hagerty Mania!).

Sometimes, Areavoices blog content is  published in some of our paper’s print editions. Something we call “Reverse publishing.”

If you’d like to learn more about Areavoices blogging, you can watch any of the videos from this blog. There are overviews, tutorials and testimonials. I also have a section of “Frequently Asked Questions” you might want to read. And of course, you can email me with your questions: tracy.briggs@fccinteractive.com.

We’d love to bring more Areavoices bloggers to The Patch!