Bonney Lake-Sumner Patch is on a mission: Get more than 1,000 "Likes" on our Facebook page.
Reaching 1,000 has become sort of a milestone among the 850-some Patch sites across the country — and we're getting close, with 785 fans to date! Let's keep the momentum going and get more residents involved.
We think it's important, because in the almost two years since our launch, it has become apparent that our community information site is a multi-layer platform. Many people reach our stories not through the home page at all, but rather through web searches and, increasingly, the social media such as Twitter and Facebook. (Don't forget to follow us on Twitter too)
Bragging rights not enough of an incentive to "Like" Bonney Lake-Sumner Patch on Facebook? Here are at least five reasons.
1) Real-time Updates About News
We regularly update the page with news and notes from the community that don't always make it to the Patch website. Stay in the know!
2) You Help Create the Conversation
Big or small stories generate important conversations in our communities. There is something about Facebook that makes it seem like you're sitting around talking with your friends. Bonney Lake-Sumner Patch’s Facebook page often has conversations that never make it onto the website—as well as news tips that do turn into important stories.
3) Keep Your Neighbors Informed
When folks have questions (like why is my power suddenly out), road closures and more, they turn to each other on our Facebook page for answers. Let's help keep each other informed.
4) Stay Connected With Neighbors and Readers
On Bonney Lake-Sumner Patch, it's not always about breaking news. Sometimes we just like a great conversation.
5) Extended Photo Galleries
When we want more ways to showcase events and gatherings in town, our Facebook page is a great place for the community to do that.
To get our push started, we're asking for a little help. With 4th of July and other summer fun approaching, we know you'll be snapping plenty of pictures. We're asking you to snap a picture and share it here on Patch. (Click the "Upload Photos and Videos" button next to the media gallery)
It could be of anything (appropriate of course). A picture of your friends playing a volleyball, a backyard family barbecue, your car after a nice wash-and-wax, anything. If it involves anything Bonney Lake and Sumner, we want to see it!
We'll choose a picture and use it as the banner of our Facebook page. The winner will also get a Patch goodies bag!
So c'mon, Bonney Lake and Sumner. Let's spread the word and post those pictures. This is your site, so let's build it up and show everyone how active you can get.