One thing that is kinda cool about writing this blog is that I can monitor something called “blog stats,” which gives me an idea about which posts I write generate the most traffic from readers.
In following the stats over the last week (OK, who am I kidding? I refresh the blog stats page every seven seconds to see if I have any more “views”.), something jumped out at me: my posts about the Mitchell Report, I think, are going largely unnoticed.
At the risk of having my already puny ego chopped even further, I’m hopeful that is not an indictment of my writing ability. Instead, I wonder if it has to do with general apathy about performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.
I keep hearing that the general public doesn’t really care much about steroids, and that the continued coverage of things like the Mitchell Report is really mostly media driven rather than an incessant need of the public to know. I know I care a great deal about the issue, but I wonder if other sports fans feel the same way.
So I’m asking you, faithful reader (the 12 of you out there), to let me know what you think. This isn’t another “what should happen now” pieces about steroids in sports. I really want to know: do sports fans care? Do you want a columnist’s thoughts and news about PEDs in sports?
I’m wondering what the numbers will tell me. I’ll keep you updated.