The Mets Report Site Improvements

You may have noticed some changes to The Mets Report site over the past few days. I’ve been working very hard since I put this site up last month to make it the best possible source for Mets news and information. Thank you to everyone that has supported me by reading the posts and providing words of encouragement. I’d like to address some of the improvements that I’ve made recently:

  • New Page- I added a new page called “Ask A Question“. You can see it on the left side navigation menu. The intent of this is for readers to ask a question or make a comment that I can respond to in a post on the site. I hope that this leads to a higher level of engagement and interaction with the readers. It’s still okay to leave comments but you’ll get a response from me when you ask a question. Comments are for the reader community discussion.
  • PayPal Donation- Obviously, I have advertising on my site so it’s clear that this is a commercial entity. I use the funds generated from this site to pay for the upkeep of the site and the server host that I use. The PayPal donation is another forum to assist with this effort. I don’t host the site on my own and I pay for the server, database, and bandwidth that I use. The Mets Report is a part-time thing that I do because I enjoy it and Mets fans deserve the best site possible.
  • New Photos- I’m now utilizing photos from PicApp. They provide the highest quality Getty Images and other photos that are now used on The Mets Report site. I’m a firm believer that photos add greatly to the experience of a web site. Since I don’t have the budget (yet) for a team of photographers to scour the country covering every MLB team I have to look for alternative sources. Many of the blogs I see are grabbing copyrighted photos without attribution. I won’t engage in that practice. I believe that everyone has a right to get compensated for their hard work. That’s why you see a brief advertisement in each photo.

Thanks again to the loyal readers of this new Mets fan site and blog. I hope you enjoy the new improvements to the site and please feel free to comment or email me. You can find my email address on the About page.

Let’s go Mets!

Author: Dave Doyle

Although I don’t have a degree in journalism, I love writing about the New York Mets. I’m the typical writer without access. My only accessibility to the Mets is sitting in the stands (often the upper tank) and watching on TV like most fans. I’m not a member of the media, just a fan expressing opinions.