• MLBlogs Leaders For 2009

    Posted by on January 27th, 2010 · Comments (5)

    I’m not sure how Mark Newman runs the numbers, but, WasWatching.com ranked 5th, overall, on his lists in the category of “MLB PRO” blogs for 2009.

    I’m pretty sure that you have to take this in context – because I’ve seen some numbers that suggest these rankings would be different if some other sites were included. But, just to be in the Top 100 is an honor, as far as I am concerned.

    Related, a always, thanks to all for their interest in WasWatching.com!

    And, don’t forget – we have some exciting news about the blog coming in the next month or so. Stay tuned for more on that.

    Comments on MLBlogs Leaders For 2009

    1. clintfsu813
      January 27th, 2010 | 3:09 pm

      Top 3 in my book with Lohud and RAB

    2. Corey
      January 27th, 2010 | 3:25 pm

      clintfsu813 wrote:

      Top 3 in my book with Lohud and RAB

      My top 3 would be this, lohud and drunk jays fans.

    3. Pat F
      January 27th, 2010 | 3:29 pm

      congrats steve.

      am i missing something, or are Lohud and RAB not on there? that would be very surprising on both counts, two incredible sites.

    4. MJ
      January 27th, 2010 | 3:42 pm

      Congrats Steve!

      I actually find LoHud’s quality has deteriorated since PeteAbe took the Boston Globe job. I no longer read it. I’ll scan it on my Google Reader, however.

    5. January 27th, 2010 | 3:45 pm

      @ Pat F: I think it has something to do with being part of the MLBlog Network or not.

      Without knowing the exact numbers, I would estimate that RAB has 15 times the traffic that this blog gets – and LoHud, from what I was once told, is off the charts. It’s like one of the top 15,000 thousand websites, period, in the country…and that would have to make it one of the biggest baseball blogs out there…like MetsBlog.com.

      But, as I like to say, “There’s batting average and then there’s slugging percentage” – meaning it’s one thing to be read by EVERYBODY and it’s another thing to have CERTAIN people read your blog and say nice things about it. ;-)

      Plus, FWIW, a lot of the numbers for blogs are inflated by “Game Threads” and “Open Chats” where you have the same six people, posting every two minutes with things like “Com’on, Let’s go Yank-ees!” or “We need some runs!” over and over again…as they “watch the game together” in a comments section.

      Outside of a few post-season games this season, we really never, ever, had a “Game Thread” going where it was running crazy like that.

      Again, it’s batting average and slugging percentage.

      I’d rather see fewer comments here – as long as their quality and well thought out comments.

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