It’s great to be # 48, but wait…

12/10/08          Please read the updated comments for this blog.

keep on blogging1.jpgI have to say congrats the bloggers that made the top 100 blogs. There is an incredible amount of talent in this Blogosphere. Most of the blogs I read made the top 100, and I’m proud of all of you. Great work.

ssss.jpgBut I must say I’m confused. First off let me say that I blog for me. As I’ve said before, it’s my personal stress release. But I’d be lying if I said that I wasn’t all about the rankings.

I use them as my gauge.

 I’m not sure what happened, I have made the top 30 fan blogs (top 10 the last few lists) for almost the whole season. I had the Rockpile Rant pegged to come in around the top 20 or so.

Sure, coming in # 48 is respectable, but not acceptable to me. I’m not sure where to go from here. It just doesn’t make sense. I can count 25 blogs in front of me that are less than a few months old, or are blogs that haven’t had an entry in months, or blogs I’ve never even seen before. Props to those blogs really, I’m not bitch’n, I guess I don’t know how the system works?? I blog daily, and rank almost every time higher than 48.

                                  Some possible ideas for next Year

Best Blog Overall (with only MLBloggers allowed to vote on this one)

Hardest Working Blogger

Funniest Blog

Most Creative/Original Blog

Best New Blog, etc

Mark and the Crews Favorite Blog

the secret.jpgAlso, some final numbers would be cool. As I said, I’m not bitch’n, just offering ideas.

  MLBlogs can you please combine all of my blogs so I can have an accurate final ranking?  

It’s all the same blog. Hook a brotha up? If you want to give me the number secretly, I’m cool with that, it’s not a popularity thing for me, it’s a personal thing. PLEASE 

Below are my three blogs that are all really just this blog at different times of the season. I never changed my URL×82-thumb-55×41-thumb-55×41-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×29-thumb-40×28.jpg

                                  Rock Pile Rant…Colorado Rockies

Rockpile Rant…Postseason

Rockpile Rant

Crappy.gifThere was a rankings list that came out a while back, and I made the list twice.

Latest leaders Oct 30- Nov 6 

One with Rockpile Rant #20, and one with Rockpile Rant…Postseason #34. This has been a crappy week I wish I could forget, and I was waiting for this list to cheer my ash up. 

Guess that’s not going to happen. You guys and gals at are my hero’s, please tell me what happened?

An explanation would do wonders for me right now.

If the ranking numbers are the cumulation of all three of my blogs (the same blog), let me know and so be it. I’ll erase this entry.

soldier reading a map.jpgThe Ranter is lost, and I can damn sure read a map.

I’m not sure where I go from here. Maybe I’m just completely out of line…sometimes I tend to teeter on the edge of it….DThumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image for Thumbnail image



  1. juliasrants

    D- Don’t judge yourself by a “number”. You’re much more then that and you know it. Know that there are lots of us who look forward to reading your blog each day. You make us smile, laugh and think. And you give us a place to rant. Thanks for being here for us.


  2. iliveforthis

    If it’s worth anything, you’re in my “Blogs I Like” section on my blog page. And I’m definitely always impressed that you make your titles rhyme. And since I only have two “Blogs I Like” on my page, you’re ranked as number two (behind Zack Hample, I thought you would understand).

  3. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    It’s just the Holidays man. A lot of people are being taken over by Christmas cheer (2 weeks and counting) I would wager that after the Holidays you will go back up in the rankings.

  4. bally

    You have a great Blog its funny and you really know how to blog. i enjoy reading your blogs..and thanks for reading my blog.

    Bally star

  5. happyyoungster

    I agree. Some blogs haven’t been updated since April, yet they remain in the weekly top 50 and even worse…the top 100 of the year! I really don’t have an explanation for that.

    Don, As far as your blog is concerned, I check the Rant DAILY. One of the best!

    To: anybody reading this…add the “Rockpile Rant” to your favorites. You’ll be better for it (reading, learning and laughing keeps a guy young, you know?)

  6. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    To update this entry. Mark from contacted me today 12/12/08, and explained that my three blog titles were not combined, and it would be way too time consuming to do that for everyone.(which I understand).
    I was glad he took the time to explain it to me.
    He then commented again, and said I probably would have came in around 20ish…That means he did go back and tally them up for me…All is good in my world…Seriously, Thank you Mark…D

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