CHPN launched in August 2004. Since then we’ve put up over 6,500 posts and gotten more than 60,000 comments. The community has created a companion flickr group with right at 6,000 photos of the area.
After being a model for the growth of community blogs across Richmond, CHPN was part of the launch RVA News network of sites in 2008. We’ve contributed to that site for the past 5 years, and they have handled the advertising for us.
While this has been a great partnership, starting in January CHPN will no longer be a part of the network, and will again be operating independently.
What’s this mean going forward? Not much, really… The advertising will now be handled in house. A slight redesign because CHPN doesn’t have to match the other network sites any longer (at least the 5th facelift the site has gotten…).
If you’re not sweating the details, you’d likely not notice the switch. It feels like it needed an explanation, though.
As always, thanks for your support and participation, and keep sending in stuff that we need to know about.