Four years ago from today, I started writing this blog. And, if you would have told me, back then on ‘Day One,’ that WasWatching.com would be where it is, today, I never would have believed you.
It’s amazing what can happen over a period of 1,461 days.
To this day, over all that time, one of the greatest things that I receive from doing this blog is the feedback, from so many readers, where folks share how much they enjoy WasWatching.com. Hearing that never gets old.
Granted, I’ve also seen a few comments, here and elsewhere on the internet, where some have expressed that they do not enjoy this blog because they perceive me to be too critical of the Yankees organization and/or their players. And, when these comments are brought to my attention, it’s somewhat disheartening.
However, it’s only unsettling because the parties making these comments about my blogging have chosen to solely focus on some commentary where I may have expressed an opinion that differs from their own opinion (on a person and/or topic), ignoring all the other times where I may have written something that they may have found favorable, and then decided that I’m ‘terrible’ or a ‘hater’ because I’ve expressed something that doesn’t march in step with the tune that they prefer to play in their head.
I find it sad that some, when another party expresses an opinion different from theirs, will put on blinders and then feel compelled to attack a party who doesn’t hold the same beliefs as them.
But, that’s the nature of the beast, I suppose? The history of the world is full of examples of how this happens all the time. Why should the internet be any different? Heck, it’s even easier here – because you don’t have to show your face or share your real name.
Plus, I’ve found these negative comments to be tied to a small group of people, probably less than a dozen, who frequent several different websites, using several different ‘handles’ (or usernames). And, I know that those who enjoy this blog greatly outnumber those few with complaints about what I’m offering here. So, looking at the whole picture, I know what I’m doing here is valued by the vast majority of my readers. And, to those who are fans of WasWatching.com, I want to say “Thank you.” I appreciate your interest in my work. I expect ‘Year Five’ here to be much like it’s always been at this blog.
Hopefully, it will be a banner season for the Yankees in 2009 – where all the team’s wildest dreams come true. And, we can enjoy it, together, at WasWatching.com.