You’ve got a new website you’re coming out with as well, Bill James online. What will be the nature of that site—a think tank for research analysis, a blog, a reference site, something else? Will you be the only contributor or will there be others?
The basic idea for the site is that I wanted to have a place where I could communicate directly with my readers, to publish articles and get feedback from the audience in real time. It isn’t a blog, as I understand the term, because I think blogs are essentially opinion-driven, as opposed to research-driven. Not trying to limit what you can do in a blog; I’m sure there are blogs of all types. Anyway, what I do is, I find a question, I do research, I write it up, which is what I have always done; I don’t really traffic in opinion very much. I do write some “columns,” as opposed to articles, and columns are opinion pieces.
But a site, to be most useful to a reader, to really become a part of the reader’s life, needs something new all the time, something happening every day. To create that “something happening all the time,” we have created a lot of “information packages” that of course will be automatically updated.
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