Some of you may have noticed that, for the last month or so, the Buzz has had a slightly new look. No, our content and logo haven’t changed, but our website is now better laid out for viewing on mobile devices (more than half our subscribers now read our content on phones and tablets).
Also, our new template gives us the ability to roll out several new features we think our readers will love…and we’ll be pointing them out to you as they debut.
First up, today, is the new ability for you, our readers, to post your own events to our community calendar, which is always visible in the lower-right-hand corner of our site (on desktop screens), or near the bottom of the stacked scroll (if you’re reading on a phone or other smaller screen).
If you – or your organization, school, or business – have an event coming up that you’d like to publicize, just click the new “Add Your Event” link at the top of the calendar – on either the front page calendar (see image above), or the full page caldendar (at right) – and follow the instructions from there. In addition to the name, location, date and time of your event, you will be able to add a detailed description, ticket information, contact info and more. (Please note, though, that the entry page does not allow photo attachments. If you do have a photo (.jpg format preferred) or flier .pdf that you’d like to include, you can send it to firstname.lastname@example.org, with a request that it be added to your entry – and we’ll be happy to oblige!)
When you submit an event for the calendar, it will go into a moderation queue (just like when you submit a comment on one of our news stories), and we will review and then publish the entry. We will also contact you, before publication, if we have any questions about the entry.
Our goal is for our calendar to become the up-to-the-minute, go-to place for area events, for both organizers and potential attendees. You can include happenings large or small…educational, civic or fun…and for all ages (just be sure to specify any age limitations in your entry).
So…ready…set…let us know what you’ve got going on!