From its launch, 1812Blockhouse has been about two things — first, sharing our own original writing and coverage of local news; and second, connecting our readers with stories from other local media.
That’s why WMFD, Richland Source, the Mansfield News Journal, and the Shelby Daily Globe links appear almost every single day on 1812Blockhouse, as well as links to Richland County-related stories from other online publications.
We’ve also run Richland Tweets since the beginning, a regularly updated collection of tweets from almost 100 area non-profit organizations, local governments, schools, and more.
Recently, we have taken increased notice of the fact that posts appear on social media that our readers might also find interesting. With that in mind, we have decided to integrate links to those posts in our main 1812Blockhouse site, as well as on our own Facebook Page. We have started doing so, and will be tweaking and improving it in the coming days.
At the outset, we are primarily doing this as a scrolling feature in our daily Richland News section. Not only is this in the first position on our main page, but it is very easy to find on mobile, just underneath our feature stories section.
While the location of the feature on 1812Blockhouse may change in the coming weeks, we are committed to giving this added feature a try.
On our Facebook Page, we are also highlighting posts from area sources each day.
The bottom line is that this is another way that 1812Blockhouse provides you with A New Kind of News. You don’t have to visit multiple sites a day — we provide a comprehensive collection of information about Richland County each day.
Continued thanks for being a reader!