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What Can Patch Do For You?

Did you know we can wish your child a "Happy Birthday" or your friends a "Happy Anniversary?"

Medfield Patch is your on-line gathering place, your own mini-website once you realize all the things you can do through the site.

Did you know we can help you wish your child a "Happy Birthday" or wish someone a "Happy Anniversary?"

You can tell also all your neighbors "It's a Girl!" or share special milestones -- like first birthdays (along with the obligatory messy cake photo, see attached), graduation, engagements, weddings, etc. -- through Patch. 

It's really quite easy. All you do is post an announcement and, voila!, it goes on-line for all to see -- just like that! 

But there's SO much more you can do with Medfield Patch, too!

A. To Get Patch News in Your Email Box

  1. Click this link and let us know how and what news you wanted delivered to your in-box.

B. To Comment on a Story

  1. Join the Patch community by clicking on this link.
  2. Once you've joined, and you are signed in, click on the story of your choice. Write your comment in the white "Leave a Comment" text box, and then hit "submit." Be sure you are following our Acceptable Use Policy or your comments may be removed, and you may risk suspension from the site.

C. To Post an Event

  1. Join the Patch community by clicking on this link or make sure you are signed in.
  2. Add your event by clicking this link.

D. To Post an Announcement

  1. Join the Patch community by clicking on this link or may sure you are signed in.
  2. Add your announcement by clicking on this link

E. To Add a Photo or Video to a Patch Story

  1. Join the Patch community by clicking on this link or may sure you are signed in.
  2. Click on the story to which you want to add media. There will be a button at the top of the story or under the images in a story that says "Upload Photos and Videos" in green lettering.
  3. Click on the button and select the image or images you wish to upload. Your name will be provided as the credit of the media you upload. Make sure you are the owner or have permission to use the images you share with us on in the site.

F. To Blog on Patch 

  1. Make sure you are a member of the Patch community.
  2. Contact Medfield@patch.com with your name, Medfield connection and topic you wish to write about.
  3. After your request to blog has been approved, you will receive an email with information on blogging.
  4. Go to Medfield.patch.com and log in. 
  5. At the top of the page you should see a button that says "Blog Central." Be sure you've filled out your biography and added a photograph first. To create your first post, click "Write a New Blog Post." Once you are finished, hit submit. You should receive an email when your post has been reviewed and is posted on the site.

G. To Claim My Free Business Listing on Patch

  1. Your business or organizations listing on Patch is totally free. Advantages include sharing your business events with the community, increasing your visibility on Google searches, adding your own photos to customize your business listing and your own personal space on the Internet (think of it as your own mini-website!) Plus, all events and announcements posted for your business or organization will show up on your listing page.
  2. Watch the video attached to this article for complete instructions.

H. To Advertise

Please contact ad manager Alexandra Piccirilli at alexandra.piccirilli@patch.com. She's incredible helpful, super-friendly, and able to answer any question you may have.

Different People Use PATCH Different Ways

Different people in the community have different needs when it comes to letting Medfield residents know what they're up to. This section will help you think creatively and direct you to the functions on the site that will best suit your needs as a Patch user.

For a Business Owner
If you are a business owner, make sure you have claimed your listing. (see G. above).

If there is a food special or a special sale you would like to share with the community, you may post it as an announcement (see D. above).

On occasions where your business is hosting an event such as live music or a social gathering you may post your event (see C. above). Please note advertisements including specials and promotions are advertising and are not permitted in our events section.

The more announcements and events you post, the more active your listing page that you have claimed will be.

For a Nonprofit

Make sure the appropriate person at your organization has claimed your listing. (see G. above).

If you are part of a nonprofit, you may want to consider blogging (see F. above). You can share events, solicit community input and let us know what you're up to in text and words.

You may also post events (see C. above) and announcements (see D. above).

For a Parent, Teacher or PTO Member

We are very interested in school news, but we need your help to make sure we can keep up on everything going on.

Blogging is the best way to provide content we can highlight on the site whether it's on recent achievements, stuff the kiddos are studying or an upcoming event you would to draw attention to. See F. above for blogging information. On blogs you can provide text and photos to share your school news with us..

You can also add an event to the calendar (see C. above) to get the word out on school events.

To Contribute Sports News

Blogging is the best way to share sports news and achievements on the site. See F. above for blogging information. On blogs you can provide text and photos to share your athletic prowess with us.

You can also add sporting events, including games and tryouts to our calendar (see C. above).

To Share a Cool, Random Photo 
Make sure you're a Patch user by joining the community. Click our Neighborhood Gallery and upload your photo.

To Share Your Thoughts on Medfield or You Want to Write About Medfield

Apply to be a blogger on Medfield Patch (See F. above). Our bloggers range from people interested in chicken wings, to music lovers and a nonprofit that works to help animals. If you are a Medfield resident or you are writing about Medfield without an advertising agenda, anything goes.

Blogs can be short or long. They can include photos or just be text. You can write once a year or you can write once each day. It's up to you.

You Want to Let People Know About Your Yard Sale
Post your yard sale as an event (see C. above).

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To Connect on Facebook: Like us at Medfield Patch

Didn't find your answer, email us and we'll be glad to help.

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