I started this blog back in April of 2005. At the time, it was an outlet for me – a chance to “put down on paper” some of the Yankees-thoughts that I have each day. (Yes, I tend to think about the Yankees at least once a day. That’s what happens to us zealots.) Basically, that was it – in terms of my intent. Blogging was a release for me. A chance to document what I was thinking at a point in time, etc.
Then, a funny thing happened: This blog got some exposure. At first, 200 unique visitors per day (UVD) started showing up. Then, it was 1,600 UVD. Soon, it became 5,000 UVD. And, now, it’s reached the point where we have over 6,000 UVD. It’s an amazing increase in traffic over these past 28-months-and-change. It’s something that I never really expected – again, because getting a lot of readers was never my primary goal.
Don’t get me wrong, it’s nice to have a lot of readers. It’s flattering, for sure. But, at the end of the day, I would be still blogging here if I had just 200 readers today – and not several thousand. And, I’m not going to change the way that I write to try and make people happy – and try to keep readers (and/or gain more).
My attitude is: I write what I write because it’s what I want to write. If people like it, great. If they don’t, so be it.
However, as there are so many hot button topics in Yankeeland these days, I have noticed lately that some folks don’t always agree with what I write – and they have been leaving comments along those lines. This is fine. I have no issue with those comments – and, I’m always happy to agree to disagree.
However, recently, I’ve also been finding comments left at this blog where readers are attacking me, or insulting me, or making some demand from me…because of something that I wrote, or, didn’t write. And, I wanted to address that issue now.
If something that I wrote, or didn’t, bothers you, please, don’t attack or insult me in the comments section. That’s not the best use of your time or mine. If you find my writing displeasing, there’s a much simpler solution: Stop visiting the site and stop reading what I write.
As I’ve stated, it’s not going to bother me if people don’t read what I write – that’s not why I blog. Having people read what I write is just icing on the cake for me. But, it’s not like I need icing on my cake to enjoy it. So, again, please, if this site annoys you…don’t attack me about it…instead, just stop reading it. You’ll feel better – and, so will I (as well).