So what are you doing now?
I’ve heard that question more times than I care to recall, and each time it came with the kind of tone of concern for someone who has gone off the reservation. It’s understandable. For my colleagues and me at Weld, the last year has been, at times, agonizing. To close friends we’ve been able to say a little, but to the general public, we’ve only been able to speak in the kind of silly code language you might expect from a drug deal.
Now we get to talk out loud — no code, no just-around-the-corner silliness. We’ve been raising support for a new media venture. We call it Weld for Birmingham, and you can learn a lot more about it here.
The Second Front, which was started as a proof-of-concept blog for Weld, won’t be going away. To the contrary, this blog will be one of the cornerstones of Weld’s content. In the coming months, the Second Front will feature more writers, more perspective and more content. When Weld launches in late summer 2011, the Second Front will bring you up-to-the-minute updates on news and politics in Birmingham and Alabama.
We’re excited. We’re relieved. And most importantly, we’re ready to Weld.