• Special Message To Select WasWatching.com Readers

    Posted by on May 10th, 2011 · Comments (12)

    Looking at the first 118 responses to our recent reader survey, I’m able to tally the following:

    • 65% of those who responded like me, and/or this blog, and find what I offer here to be enjoyable or useful
    • 30% of those who responded dislike or hate me, and/or this blog, and find what I have to offer here to be annoying and of little use
    • 5% of those who responded really don’t have an opinion on the matter

    I’m not surprised to see that the majority, close to two-thirds, like what I am doing at WasWatching.com. After all, most who responded saw the survey because they read and enjoy this blog. (And, my thanks to those who had nice things to say about me via their votes and comments in that survey.)

    However, the fact that close to one-third of those who responded – and perhaps one-third of those who read this blog – dislike or hate me and/or this blog is bothersome to me.

    There’s too much hate and displeasure in the world, period, as it is today. And, I don’t want to be the cause to add to any of that bad stuff.

    So, I have a favor to ask.

    Actually, strike that. And, make it “I have a plea to beg.”

    If you are someone who doesn’t like me, or what I do at this blog, please stop reading it (and what I write here). Please put an end to exposing yourself to what I write – if what I have to say and share leads to you being upset and having ugly thoughts towards me and/or this blog. There’s no need for you to read this blog. Take it – and me – off your radar.

    I’ll be honest. There are some other bloggers (and the like) out there who I think are F.O.S Asshats. Related, I stopped reading their blogs/sites and never went back to them. There’s enough on the internet that there’s no need for me to go out and read stuff that I don’t enjoy or find useful. It’s a waste of time to be concerned with things that you’re better off avoiding.

    Again, please consider my request – one that’s made with all sincerity and good intentions. If you don’t like me, or what I am doing at this blog, please do yourself some good and stop visiting this site – now and forever.

    Regardless of how you feel about me and my work here, I do not want to be the source of any irritation in your life. And, you have the power to put an end to any displeasure I may be causing you. This is why I ask you: Please stop visiting and reading this blog.

    Comments on Special Message To Select WasWatching.com Readers

    1. jgueli
      May 10th, 2011 | 4:44 pm

      Amen to that Steve. I understand constructive arguments and differences in opinions, that’s what makes this site, and life, interesting. I just never understood people who say they “hate” something/someone and keep coming back for more.

    2. Raf
      May 10th, 2011 | 5:22 pm

      Some people like to be outraged, I suppose.

    3. jgueli
      May 10th, 2011 | 5:31 pm

      Sounds like my girlfriend haha

    4. mrwhite29
      May 10th, 2011 | 5:45 pm

      for me personally its stuff like this post that I don’t like about this blog..Stick to baseball, not whether people like you, not posts about how fat people are, not posts about what you thought of some movie. Leave that crap for your facebook page.

    5. Corey Italiano
      May 10th, 2011 | 6:27 pm

      @ mrwhite29:
      In all fairness, Steve can and should write about whatever he wants. It’s his blog. He’s not a beat writer; he doesn’t get paid for this. This is how he (and most of us here) get to vent. If you don’t like a post type, skip it. And if that doesn’t work, as the post mentions perhaps you should skip this entirely.

    6. Evan3457
      May 10th, 2011 | 9:50 pm

      Corey Italiano wrote:

      @ mrwhite29:
      In all fairness, Steve can and should write about whatever he wants. It’s his blog. He’s not a beat writer; he doesn’t get paid for this. This is how he (and most of us here) get to vent. If you don’t like a post type, skip it. And if that doesn’t work, as the post mentions perhaps you should skip this entirely.

      Finger on the Pulse Post of the Week Award Winner. This blog isn’t a public utilty.

      The Way Things Work

      1. Steve writes about whatever he feels like.
      2. If I agree with what he (or anyone else) writes, I reply.
      3. If I disagree, I reply, and I try to give good reasons why.
      4. Occasionally, I’ll just make a joke reply to Steve or someone.
      5. If a thread interests me, but I have nothing original to say, I read it, but don’t post a reply.
      6. If a thread doesn’t interest me, I don’t read it.

      I don’t know why this should be difficult to follow.

    7. KPOcala
      May 10th, 2011 | 10:50 pm

      @ mrwhite29:
      The Horror, The Horror…

    8. redbug
      May 11th, 2011 | 5:41 am

      “If you don’t like me, or what I am doing at this blog, please do yourself some good and stop visiting this site – now and forever”

      Actually, you’d be doing all us some good. Reading the personal insults from people who comment is the only thing I dislike about this site. Disagree w/o being disagreeable please.

    9. Scout
      May 11th, 2011 | 7:07 am

      @ redbug:
      Amen.

    10. Raf
      May 11th, 2011 | 8:26 am

      mrwhite29 wrote:

      for me personally its stuff like this post that I don’t like about this blog..

      So?

    11. clintfsu813
      May 11th, 2011 | 8:59 am

      Are the negative posts frustrating? Sure. But what makes this Blog good is the debate that these posts cause. As Steve said there are PLENTY of sites that are 90% Yankee spin. IMO, its good to have a site like this that creates logical debate. I used to love the game recaps but understand they’re time consuming. I plan on continuing to come back as long as this site is here.

    12. agsf
      May 11th, 2011 | 6:49 pm

      Good lord steve, you’re so transparent. Anyone with an ounce of intelligence knows that among their readership is a group of readers that doesn’t like them. Every. single. semi-popular blog is like that.

      Your poll was ridiculous. It was was the equivalent of a pretty girl in 8th grade asking if we think she’s pretty. And then she asks anyone that says no not to be her friend. It sounds like you just wanted to get a few things off your chest. You could have done that without the silly poll.

      “Actually, you’d be doing all us some good. Reading the personal insults from people who comment is the only thing I dislike about this site. Disagree w/o being disagreeable please.”

      There’s no proof that people who are insulting are the ones that even took the poll. You’re making a jump that follows no logic. Try again.

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