Producing a thriving community media channel for Essex residents and visitors is exciting beyond words, but sustaining and improving it depends upon your participation. Fortunately, getting involved is fun and easy, and there are many different ways to help out. Here are just a few ways to support Essex on Lake Champlain.
Become a Sponsor
We love researching, writing and curating the community blog for Essex, NY and keeping the community calendar up-to-date. But it takes many hours (and a fair share of loot to boot) to sustain an enticing, timely Essex media channel while ensuring a user friendly, bug-free media experience. If you have benefited, felt inspired, and/or want Essex on Lake Champlain to endure and grow, please consider helping underwrite the effort with a modest monthly (or one-time) sponsorship (you choose the amount).
You can send a check made out to “Essex Editions” to: PO Box 25, Essex, NY 12936 for any amount. Or make your contribution online with our Monthly Sponsorship or One-Time Annual Sponsorship options. Alternatively, you can contact us and we can email/mail you an invoice.
And there are other ways to get involved too…
Become an Ambassador
One of the most important and rewarding ways to participate is to read and share daily posts.
Unless you’re online 24×7 (as some of us admittedly are), subscribing to the daily and/or weekly Essex newsletter is the best way to keep track of new posts. And if you use social media, our Facebook page and Twitter stream will notify you whenever new content is available, literally moments after it is published. Pick your favorite media stream(s) and we will keep you up to date!
Please invest a few minutes each day to read and learn about Essex area happenings, heritage and history. And better yet? Forward the newsletter, “share” Facebook posts, and “retweet” Twitter messages. This is the power (and ease) of social media, helping you spread the word to new readers who you consider a good match.
Thanks for becoming an Essex ambassador! Now you’re ready to help create the content that our audience loves…
Become a Content Creator
Another exciting way to participate in the Essex blog is to contribute content.
Essex on Lake Champlain is your community blog, your media outlet, your opportunity to help tell the Essex story.
- Did you enjoy a delicious meal or watch a memorable concert in Essex? Submit a review!
- Do you have interesting historic images or artifacts that will transport viewers back in time to an earlier Essex? Let’s showcase them on the website so that people all around the world can enjoy them.
- Do you run a business in Essex or organize local events that are not yet represented on the website or calendar? Let us know and help us develop content to help residents and visitors learn more.
We host periodic workshops to teach community members how to contribute to the Essex blog and calendar. Watch the blog for more information or contact us and let us know you’d like to be notified when the dates and locations are set.
Remember, this is your community blog, your media outlet, your opportunity to help tell the Essex story. It’s easy and fun to create timely Essex content, and it provides virtually universal access to residents, visitors, travel planners, journalists, and social media influencers (who help amplify your story) so that our local enterprises can thrive. We’re stronger together!
If we’ve overlooked the perfect way for you to participate, please contact us and let us know.