As we mentioned previously, J. Eric Smith has retired his Time Union based blog, but rather than set out all on his own, he’s invited a large and varied group of free-wheeling writers to join him at IndieAlbany.com. Here’s his initial manifesto and an update.
As he wrote to us in a note:
This initiative is designed to provide a non-commercial outlet for a collection of very-loosely-affiliated independent bloggers (me among them). There are 10 of us now, with plans to go to 16 and stay there for a while, to see how the model works at that level.
If you’ve enjoyed my piffle and tripe over the years at jericsmith.com, at Metroland, at my Times Union blog, at Shipmate, or any of the other places where I’ve blathered, then this is where that sort of stuff will reside for the foreseeable future, along with a lot of other good stuff written by others.
Cool beans, we say.