Imaginary Reader: Hey, I just discovered the site. What’s the deal?
Me: We’re mainly focused on off-the-field stuff. I leave game recaps and roster stuff to the other fellows. We’re more interested in Keith Burgers, Mr. Met, crowd shots, the “You Own This Jersey” series where you send in random Mets jerseys, and Lee Mazzilli
Reader: Lee Mazzilli, the guy that works for the Yankees?
Me: watch it
Reader: who is this we?
Me: most stuff is me, but a guy who goes by Media Goon helps me out a lot. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org and is on twitter @mediagoon Goon is good with a camera, I’m not. He backs me up when I get busy. There are a few other guys that occasionally pitch in but they have been slackers in 2011 so I’m not mentioning them.
Reader: what about you? Are you on twitter?
Me: Sure. @metspolice I also have the catchy email@example.com email address
Reader: is there a Facebook Page or something I can follow?
Reader: I was thinking of advertising. Is the site popular? I own a large donuts franchise.
Me: I welcome advertising and would be happy to discuss. Drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
The site has had its three biggest months ever the last three months, with April 2011 already being the biggest. Is Mets Police as big as Mets Blog…not even close, but people do seem to dig it and the growth is quite noticeable. I leave it to others to determine if they like it or if it is “popular” but I like to think it is.
I also am frequently spotted at a famous donuts chain.
Reader: you write about uniforms a lot. Aren’t you just stealing from Uni Watch?
Me: it’s definitely an influence. Are the Beach Boys stealing from Chuck Berry? Isn’t Lady Gaga just doing Madonna’s act? I think the site is a mix of Mushnick/Uni Watch/Straight Cash Homey/Mets Blog/stealing from Ceetar/all the emails I used to send my dopey friends/and a little bit of “me”
Reader: how can I help?
Me: people really dig random photos from Citi Field. Take a picture of the shake shack line, or a cool jersey, or the beer you are drinking, or the crowd and email them to me email@example.com . I also love suggested topics and guest posts (we haven’t had one of those in a while.)
Reader: I’m going to click “like” now so this shows up on my Facebook page. I may even “share” it.