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BLDRfly’s back

By Paul Hagey Jun 21 2019

We’ve been on a little hiatus obviously. In the few months since our pause, we’ve added three team members, my wife and I (pictured above) bought and moved into a North Boulder home (in need of some work) and we welcomed our first child.

Needless to say, it’s been a wild time.

But the vision for BLDRfly has not changed: a local publication with local ownership focused on harnessing and reflecting Boulder’s dynamic energy to help our great city evolve into the best version of itself.

We’ll do this with a mix of lifestyle features, hard news and regular, recurring topics we return to. We’ll launch a podcast, experiment with video and form partnerships with local organizations and people. Our working tagline (other than Boulder’s flyest publication): exploring the people, places and forces shaping Boulder’s future.

First up, a profile of one of Boulder’s coolest places: the Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art.

We’re completely bootstrapped. We have no venture funding, no corporate backing and no one pays for stories. Maybe that’s foolish, but I know if done well it will be profitable.

What we lack in big funds, we make up in passion for telling meaningful local stories, uncovering the so what of Boulder’s news and happenings and generally serving as an unbiased catalyst for Boulder and Boulderites living their best lives.

There will be ways our audience to contribute to the cause, but for now we will focus on creating great, meaningful content and earning some of your attention and deepening our relationship.

How + why?

You might ask how I can afford the time to do this. A lot of elbow grease and passion. My family’s not independently wealthy. I run a local media strategy + execution agency, HageyMedia and serve as executive editor at national strategy firm T3 Sixty.

Local media is a deep passion of mine and I feel deeply it needs to be better. This passion drew me to journalism (I have a master’s in journalism from the University of Missouri) and compels me to do BLDRfly.

Thanks for reading. We hope to earn your trust + participation.

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Paul Hagey

Paul Hagey is BLDRfly’s founder and editor. When not wrangling video, audio and words in the name of story, he’s riding his mountain bike, trail running and hanging with his awesome wife Jen and their young daughter. paul@bldrfly.com