Cathy Watson was one of the very first n0tice.com users to set up a noticeboard when we were still in beta – and she’s got on with it so well so now has two. We caught up with her to find out what’s happening near her…….
Firstly, what are you noticeboards called?
Tell us a little about yourself, what you do, your passions and interests?
My background is in journalism and while I now run a PR business I also have a popular news website in Uckfield at uckfieldnews.com.
Why did you set it up and who is involved?
I set up the Uckfield noticeboard because I was intrigued by the idea and wanted to see how it would work. I enjoy dipping in and out of other people’s noticeboards and seeing how they use the technology. I like the idea of other people contributing to the Uckfield board too. My updates have been sporadic because I wasn’t sure – and I’m still not sure – how best to use n0tice alongside UckfieldNews.com.
I started the Crowborough noticeboard because I often spot stories about the town, which is only ten minutes down the road from my home, and like having the opportunity of sharing them.
Tell us where it is and the three best things about that location.
Uckfield is a small town in East Sussex. It is pretty, the people are friendly and there’s a great community spirit about the place. Here’s a good example of that: http://www.uckfieldnews.com/
What do you hope to achieve with the noticeboard?
I hope to continue spreading news about Uckfield, linking between n0tice and my UckfieldNews.com website as I do already with the Uckfield News Facebook and Twitter pages. I look forward using more of the n0tice features, such as the crowdsourcing. I like the n0tice community too and the way it is possible to learn from each other.