We here in the Red County salt mines have been quietly toiling away at creating a newer, bigger, better version of the Red County media empire. Starting today, Red County/OC Blog has moved here.
The new website has a home page, home pages for each sub-blog, a blog portal page that will aggregate content from all of our sub-blogs, and pages related to the magazine. It will bring the various Red County blogs together under one roof, where readers can follow them all in a single feed or just their favorite, local blog. In the coming days, we will be rolling in all of our local blogs and adding new communities as well -- but at the moment it house just OC Blog.
This new version will also enable us to expand the type of content we can offer. And to simplify your search for news beyond our Red County blog coverage areas, we've included several national news feeds.
And that's for starters. We'll be adding more exciting new features during the next few weeks.
PLEASE ADJUST YOUR BOOKMARKS AND HOME PAGES TO THE RED COUNTY WEB ADDRESS (www.redcounty.com).
We apologize in advance for any bugs readers encounter as we roll out the new site...and please give us your feedback.
WHAT WILL HAPPEN TO OCBLOG.NET?
OC Blog (www.ocblog.net) will continue to be a live site. However, from this point forward the publishing of new posts will be suspended and advertising and functionality will be removed. The new site will contain every post and comment from January 1, 2007 onward, and OC Blog will serve as a searchable Orange County political archive.
Also, we're closing the comments to the 2007 archived posts here on OC Blog. All the 2007 posts are over at RedCounty.com, and we encourage readers to continue their conversation over there, rather than here.
Coincidentally, we just past the 6,000 posts mark. Since OC Blog was born on June 17, 2004, we've had 6,007 posts and 43,178 comments since November 2004 (when TypePad began tracking it).
I had no inkling OC Blog would wind up where it is when I launched it three-and-a-half years, and I'm excited about the changes we've made and features we've added to make Red County bigger and better.
I sincerely appreciate the support, the enthusiasm, and the editorial contributions so many of you have made over the years that has made this next step possible. Please contact me if you have any questions.
Online Editor, Red County