Our initial buzz to build interest in MyRenton, our interactive Web site where the entire community can post news, photos and links by neighborhood, got the site off to a good start. But like most things it needs a regular feeding to keep it going.
The site is easy to use. Just go to rentonreporter.com, click on the MyRenton and get signed up to share your neighborhood with the rest of Renton.
The Renton Reporter staff is busy adding content, too, including links to Renton’s big cadre of bloggers. We view rentonreporter.com and MyRenton as a service available to anyone who has something to say about the city. Certainly, Renton’s bloggers are an important part of showcasing Renton.
In fact, while I am writing about blogging, why not start your own blog at MyRenton. You can write about your neighborhood or simply pick a favorite topic. Have fun with it and build a readership. To sign up, contact blogrequest@pnwlocalnewscom.
I want to encourage local sports fans to post news and photos about the many prep sports activities to MyRenton. Really that’s true of almost any school activity or any community activity for that matter.
We will continue to use MyRenton to help build stronger neighborhoods in the city – along with you.
Think of My Renton as your neighborhood’s home page.
Since I am writing about rentonreporter.com….
Don’t forget about our online calendar. It’s wide open to use for community events from all over Renton and, frankly, all over the Puget Sound region. We use the online calendar to build the calendar in the print edition. That’s why it’s REALLY important for all you publicity folks out there to make rentonreporter.com your first stop in letting the community know about your events.
While I am in the mood for asking…
Each year the Renton Reporter runs a list of all the non-profit charitable groups out there that are offering help to those in need during the holiday season – and the rest of the year, too.
Would you please e-mail information about your group and what it is offering, using this format.
Name of group, address, phone number location, what services you have to offer and what special events you have planned for the holiday season through Christmas. My e-mail address is email@example.com.
This effort has been very successful in the past and it’s our way to help connect the Renton community. Please take advantage of this. Our front-page story today about the need for food at the Salvation Army Renton Rotary Food Bank shows that the need is great in Renton for such basic necessities as food.