Hello, LRSC Patch Readers!
As many of you are already aware, Kevin Haslam left Patch on Monday to pursue other opportunities. We're sorry to see him go, but we wish him well.
On a more personal note, I want to thank Kevin for the fantastic job he did with this site . I and spent much of those first six months just trying to get the Patch name known around town. When to work with several of the other Patch sites in Montgomery County, I admit to being a little bit nervous about who would take over. This site was my baby, and I'd invested a lot of time and energy in it.
I had nothing to worry about. Under Kevin's guidance, the site has nearly tripled in readership over the past year. More than 1,500 of you use our Facebook page. Thousands of you receive our e-mail newsletter each day. Limerick-Royersford-Spring City Patch has become a crucial local information resource. Many of you told Kevin this. I knew the site had made it when I started hearing about it from neighbors who were unaware of my early involvement.
So, what's going to happen now?
We are in the process of searching for a permanent editor to take over the site. In the short term, however, I'll be running the site again. You can call me at 610-462-8458 or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. I continue to live on the north side of Ridge Pike in Limerick. If news happens, I'll often be there within a few minutes, which is what I know you've come to expect from Patch.
One of the areas in which Kevin excelled was the degree to which he made it a point to be involved in the community. Kevin quickly built relationships with many of you, and you helped him make the site the amazing community hub it has become today.
I need your help to continue where Kevin left off. If there's news, I want to know about it. I'll sometimes use the Facebook page or Twitter to tell you where I'm having lunch or a cup of coffee--come say hello.
Keep using the site. I'm thrilled by how many of you are writing cool blogs on Patch. Keep them coming. And if you're not blogging already, give it a try. There's no better way to get something you want to say out in the community.
"The Patch" isn't going anywhere. On the contrary, it's never been better.
See you around town.