Blogs are some of THE most powerful, multipurpose tools created. And they are especially useful for communities where there are no media outlets or other means of sharing your neighborhood news. Let me share the top 3 reasons why someone in your community should be blogging.
Share Community News. Period.
If mainstream media isn’t covering stories and there are no community newspapers, the possibility of any news about neighborhood happenings are slim to none. More like none. Blogs make it easy to share this information.
These bonds can reach around the world. Remember, there is a reason why the Internet is called the World Wide Web. Once you put anything on a blog, it is available for everyone to read. You can possible gain worldwide support for a local issue.
Create an Online Community
Interaction on blogs allow for community building. Wouldn’t it be great if you actually got the people in your neighborhood to bond online? You can discuss how what’s happening with the city and state affects your community. You may even get enough support to change things you don’t like. Other topics worth mentioning include the lack of jobs and after school programs for young people; the absence of jobs for adults; the poor education of our children which is contributing to the school to prison pipeline; and how the residents can get together to try to make things better.
As I stated earlier, you should find out if there is a blogger covering news in your community. If there isn’t, this is the perfect opportunity for you to serve your community through blogging. If you want to start a blog and need help getting started, contact me. In the meantime, take the time to find out if there is a blogger covering news in your community, and come back to let us know their names and the names of their blogs. We would love to support them.