Jul 29, 2014

Please Welcome Young Kim & Lorin Smith, Our Newest Bloggers

Do you have an opinion, experience, or passion you'd like to share? We welcome you to blog about it on Patch through our Local Voices section.

Please Welcome Young Kim & Lorin Smith, Our Newest Bloggers

This week Renton Patch welcomed Young Kim and Lorin Smith as its newest bloggers.

Kim, an National Rifle Association-certified firearms instructor, sheds light on guns as a hobby in his first post, The Positive Side of Shooting Firearms.

"We almost all have hobbies we enjoy for many reasons that suite our individuality.  Like going golfing, boating, kite flying or enjoying music concerts and even knitting," he wrote. "I find shooting is a great hobby that is a useful set of skills to have and I enjoy sharing and going shooting."

Kim grew up shooting for hunting and for fun and now calls Renton Fish and Game Club his home range.

Our other new blogger, Lorin Smith, works for the U.S. Small Business Administration Seattle District Office as a public information and veteran business development officer.

He's already contributed two posts in the Renton Patch Local Voices section.

Facebook and Twitter are great resources for small business owners to drum up business and connect with customers; however, these digitals mediums can serve a greater purpose.

"While social media has become an essential information tool in the midst of a crisis for first responders, many business owners have yet to develop a social media plan to keep their clients and employees in the loop in the event of a disaster," Lorin wrote in his first post, Get Tips on Using Social Media for Disaster Recovery.

Lorin continues with a plug for "Social Media and Disaster Recovery," a free webinar from Agility CEO Bob Boyd on April 9.  Click here to register.

His second blog on Patch, SBA and AARP Celebrate National Encore Entrepreneur Mentor Month, aims to encourage people over 50 to consider an 'encore career.'

Want to blog on Patch, too?

Renton Patch is looking for bloggers who’d like to share their local knowledge, personal expertise, political opinions, or hobbies. We want bloggers who can have readers walk away feeling challenged, inspired, happy, sad or further educated on a particular subject. Photo and video blogs are also encouraged!

Keep in mind that this is not a reporting gig. There’s no need to be a published author or someone who needs to be told what to write about. We want you to write about what you want and when you want.

Blogging on Patch is just one more way you can get involved with your community and spark important discussion.

So,  start a blog on Renton Patch today! Have questions about blogging? Email Community Editor Jenny Manning at  jenny.manning@patch.com.

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