In response to some comments left on the blog today (by readers), I wanted to share something – with the hope that it helps some people understand a little more about this blog.
The comments left earlier today centered around things like “Why can’t you write something positive and leave it at that?” and “You’re going to insult your readers with things like this” and so on…
To address this, it’s helpful to look at what a “blog” is – and, according to the dictionary, it’s:
…a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.
Dead, solid, perfect.
That’s what this blog is for me. It’s my analysis/findings and feelings/beliefs as a Yankees fan. That’s what it’s always been – and that’s what it still is today. This is why I have never added other authors to WasWatching.com – because I wanted it to be clear that there’s one voice here – expressing opinions, etc. – and it’s me.
Why do I do it? Well, about a year ago, I had to go into this – pretty much for the same reasons as I am now.
I do it for “me.” As I wrote about this last time:
[This blog is] 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.
I don’t write what I write here because I think it will make the reader happy. I would never portray my views to fit in line with those belonging to a certain crowd of Yankees fans with the hope of impressing them or making them feel good. What I write here are my true thoughts, etc.
And, if someone doesn’t like what I’m writing, or how I write it, or the pattern and/or frequency of my commentary, etc., then I suggest that they take a pass on it – rather than bellyache for something that’s not there.
Hey, if it’s not there, then it’s not what I’m finding, feeling, thinking, expressing, etc. – and, that’s that.
Again, a blog is “a Web site that contains an online personal journal with reflections, comments, and often hyperlinks provided by the writer.” This is my blog. There are many like it but this one is mine…yadda yadda.
Learn it. Know it. Live it.
And, now, let’s get on with the show.