Listen, he was good for business. No, not your business, my business. I don’t care about your business. I’m all about me. I’m a blogger.
Now maybe not a traditional baseball blogger, as if the form has been around long enough for there to be such a thing, but still a blogger. One whose lifeblood comes from page views.
The dirty little secret about blogging is we’re all hit whores. Write something of real interest or controversial or a little out there, and the hits can pour in.
One of the more laughable comments a reporter always hears is, “Oh, you only wrote that story to sell newspapers.” A reporter barely knows what the annual circulation figures are for his newspaper, let alone what’s sold on a daily basis. And there’s no real way of quantifying the effect of one story in a print edition on sales over another.
Ah, but in the world of blogging, you can see every single day how many hits you received, how many each post generated. And I’m here to tell you, McCourt was good for business.