WhatcomTalk’s Community Social Network Creates Community Conversations

 

Social media sites aren’t just a great way to connect friends and family, they are also a great tool for linking neighbors to other people in their community.

On WhatcomTalk, we share positive stories about the people, businesses and organizations that make Whatcom County a great place to live, work and play.

Because we distribute all of our content via social media networks such as Facebook and Twitter, we create an inviting place where readers can easily like, share and comment on the articles and photos that we post.

After sharing this press release from the Bellingham Bay Swim Team, our readers rallied around Emma Carlton, cheering her on as she heads to the 2016 US Olympic Trials. ©WhatcomTalk.
After sharing this press release from the Bellingham Bay Swim Team, our readers rallied around swimmer Emma Carlton, cheering her on as she heads to the 2016 US Olympic Trials. ©WhatcomTalk.

As readers engage with our content, they generate comments, questions and — ultimately — conversations.

Here are a few ways that our content creates chatter among — and between — our readers:

  • A reader submitted photo might spark another reader’s interest in, and generate a conversation about, a new location.
  • An article about a farm stand might prompt a discussion about other local vendors selling fresh food and produce, spurring someone to shop with their neighborhood farmer.
  • An event post may inspire readers’ suggestions of similar events happening in the area or tips from readers who have visited the event before, ensuring a successful visit.
  • A historical article may stir a sentimental discussion about shared past experiences or connect friends long separated.
A post about some of Whatcom County's off-leash dog parks spurred spurred some discussion among our readers, including information about how the community can help raise funds for a new off-leash dog park in Fairhaven. ©WhatcomTalk.
A post about some of Whatcom County’s off-leash dog parks spurred discussion among our readers, including one post providing information about how the community could help raise funds for a new off-leash dog park in Fairhaven. ©WhatcomTalk.

Because we read all of the comments, questions and conversations by our readers, WhatcomTalk is also able to better understand the types of stories that our readers care about and ensure we create content our community is interested in.

So go ahead, comment on that scenic photo, share your favorite memory of an iconic place, tell us about an event we don’t know about, and let’s create some community chatter together.

WhatcomTalk is a digital media company sharing positive stories about people, places and businesses in Whatcom County. WhatcomTalk offers content marketing and online options to advertise across our community social network in Bellingham, Lynden, Ferndale and beyond. Advertise with WhatcomTalk to reach your target market, grow your brand, and measure results.

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