The Rockpile Rant you know has got to grow

3/30/09          Happy Birthday Mom !

Notice sign.JPGThanks a bunch for all of the responses to my “suggestions”. I wasn’t hinting at any big elaborate prize extravaganza, just tossing a bone out every now and then to spark interest. 

Let me take you deep for a second. If you think about it we’re all using MLBlogs in one way or another get what we want. You may not think you personally do, but sit back and relax and let me further dissect this for you. 

Most Bloggers has a reason/purpose for which they blog. Whether it’s to vent  anger, promote your team, talk about current issues, maybe you do it to pay the bills.  

Some people blog because they’re aspiring writers and MLBlogs is their testing grounds for bigger and better things. Using this place as their online resume.

topdawg.jpgSome blog for the sole purpose of being the top dog and gaining attention and a mild degree of respect from their peers. 

Some blog because they enjoy when people respond to their thought/ideas. Folks are motivated by different reasons and that is what makes this place neat and extremely diverse.

evolve.jpgMe I’m an evolving reality blogger.

I’m a step ahead of most but that’s because I walk fast. Let it be known I never mind slowing down for a friend or cohort.

 I have big ideas for the future of blogging but the format/system we on blog on here has it’s limitations.

I will always keep an active blog here on with fresh content because this place rocks. But after this season this entire blog will migrating over to WWW.ROCKPILERANT.COM .

Right now WWW.ROCKPILERANT.COM  is just a cover page with a link back to this blog. Shortly it will be under construction and my friend and Webmaster/Webmistress?  Betsy will transform it into something really special.

The new improved ROCKPILERANT.COM site have a live chat and discussion forum.

A RPR picture page with game specific pictures and video.

A fan profile page for Die Hard Rockies fans and also a Rockies Rhymes page where Rockies fans can submit poems and try to out Rhyme me…(props to R-Luv)

A blog section which will be a very close mirror of this blog.

Hagg’n page to explain the workings of the “new sport” and track participants weekly point totals. 

A Sports Memorabilia page with my autograph collection with the stories (and usually pictures) of how each piece was acquired and personally autographed.

RPR Sports Mem Card.jpgAt some point I may sell some of my duplicate pieces to help pay for the family to make the yearly trip to Tucson for spring training but that’s still up in the air. 

I will also be taking on advertisers to help pay the cost of keeping a site like this active.

Something else I’m going to do is bring on board a few aspiring Rockies writers, probably two to start with. I know I’m not a top-notch writer, but I’m decent and I’m great at capturing the moment. I think if I added a couple of writers who’s opinions differed from each other in addition to the way I roll a tight blog, it could make for some interesting/diverse coverage of Rockies home games.

So to summize my initial point, I too am using I’m using them to create a Rockies site that fans, players and readers can enjoy. Something the Rockies will be proud of.

Photo dudes.jpgI’m like that guy/gal at the game who takes your picture for the “teams” website and then gives you a card to access the picture later.

Only I wont charge you for the picture and I’ll even send you a copy if you’d like. 

In my future I see every fan/player checking the Rant after home games to see if I captured a good picture of them.

I’d like to have a place where fans can vent when they’re upset about a trade, or express their happiness about a new acquisition. 

I want to build a Rockies community that I actively have a part in. Am I crazy?..maybe but I’m telling you I’m the right guy for the job.

Am I a blogging visionary? F’kin Aye, but you can be the judge of that.

Why am I telling you this? I plan to have this website up and functional in a few months and if I don’t tell you about it how will you know?

It’s hard for me to talk specifics of Rockies baseball right now because it’s so damn close. Dan was over at the house today and I had a chance to see what the Rockies season tickets looked like. If I had a camera I’d have taken a picture of them, they’re sweet. They came in a spiral bound booklet, with a different picture on each ticket. I was reminded of old school baseball cards, that’s a nice touch for a sporting event ticket.

What do you think about my expansion? I’m going to do it and I’ll tell you why. I never thought anyone would take the Rockpile Rant serious and people actually do.

 My thanks to you for making this blog just popular enough that my wife encourages me instead of discourages me.

BTW-If I win against Clemson Girl in Max Madness I’ll have to go against Rays Renegade or Diatribe of a Law Student. Both blogs I highly respect and both are found on my sidebar.

                   Good luck my friends, I only wish I could write as well as both of you.
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                                       Peace, and happy baseball to ya…D
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  1. rockieluv

    Hey D,
    WOW! That sounds so cool! Exactly the kind of Rockies fansite we’ve been missing around here. I’m looking forward to the first one. (And you know I’ll have rhymes to submit)

  2. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    JULIA-Thanks, that’s a really cool thing to say.
    R-LUV-Thanks for noticing, those things are missing. That’s what I’m here for…D

  3. "D" The Rockpile Ranter

    JEN- Thanks, I always appreciate your comments and your blog.
    ELLIE-Thank you, I thought it was a nice touch with the song lyrics very original…D

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