Gig Harbor 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 most of them launched well before Gig Harbor. So we're playing catch-up, and we need your help.
But we think it's important, because over the 18 months 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.
Bragging rights not enough of an incentive to "Like" Gig Harbor 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. Gig Harbor 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 Gig Harbor 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.
And of course, "Like" us, and you'll earn the undying gratitude of your Gig Harbor Patch staff.