Still alive at number five
Here are the Top 26 Fan Blogs from March 12-27
2. Julia’s Rants
3. Red State Blue State
4. The Future Blog of the Red Sox
5. Rockpile Rant
6. Plunking Gomez
7. Rays Renegade
8. A Diatribe from a Law Student: Baseball Edition
10. Phillies Phollowers
11. Baseball Cleats & Shoes
12. I’m Not A Headline Guy…
13. Life and Indians Baseball through the Eyes of a Clemson Girl
14. Eat, Sleep, Baseball
15. Baseball, The Yankees, and Life…
King of Cali
17. The ‘Burgh Blues
18. Pick Me Up Some Mets!
19. Unfinished Business
20. A Misplaced Astros Fan
21. The Yankees Baseball Whisperer
22. THE BOSTON RED SOX BLOG
23. Baseball Canadiana
24. Blogging Dodgers and Baseball
25. Baseball Bats
26. crzblue’s World
27. Bruce Markusen’s Cooperstown Confidential
So the Rant is in fifth place back one spot from the last rankings. No worries the # 4 blog is a good one. One of my goals is to plug the Rockies and by staying in the top five I figure somebody is out there reading about the Rockies? That makes me happy.
It’s a bit overdue but it’s time for:
Ranter’s Blog of the Week
Last week was Missy from “View from the Rockpile”. This week I’m going give the award to my “personal favorite blog”
THE HAPPY YOUNGSTER…BREW TOWN’S BALLHAWK
The majority of blogs here are about baseball, but only a select few blogs here are about snagging baseballs. I swear Happy if you weren’t a cop (please take no offence) we could be twins man.
Happy is for Miller Park and the Brewers what I wish I could be for Coors Field and the Rockies. They know him and they love him.
At times think the Rockies players are starting to know me, but they don’t “know” how hard I work to support them.
Happy/Nick is a family man, and I know his new baby is going to grow up loving some baseball. Nick I salute you, what you do, the way you do it, and the passion that is reflected in your writing.
Good luck in the Ballhawk Competition. I’m sure you’ll smoke me.
Congrats on # 40 brotha. I suspect that number will be a lot higher real quick as we’ll be doing our thing very soon.
Check out Happy’s blog, especially when the season starts.
I mentioned in my last entry that I had some ideas for MLBlogs.com. Before I tell you them I
would like to let the record state that I am not dissatisfied in any way
with the way things are at MLBlogs.com presently.
I am perfectly content.
(<—–Cast of the 70’s TV series Good Times)
These are merely suggestions from a guy with a lot of ideas. Look at them, laugh at them, dismiss them. It’s all good. I’m only trying to help in my own special way.
Great Idea # 1
I believe the front page of MLBlogs.com should should be split and instead of having a “Most Recent Activity” link box, have a a section of the screen with pictures of the five or ten most recent blogs with a little caption of how the blog begins. Something to attract the reader or not. It would use the picture you have posted your profile.
I think that would be a cool way to do it. Again plugging your own bloggers on your cover page is good good thing. Lets make this a permanent fixture.
Great Idea # 2
Give aways/incentives are always good. I’ve mentioned this one before but I really believe that MLBlogs could come up with some really cool/cheap stuff to give away. A hat would be a nice prize or maybe a subscription to MLB.TV? Pull a few strings and get the winner a press pass for one game. If I knew I had the possibility of winning a press pass for a day, I would seriously have to up my game.
How about Blog Entry of the Month?.
Most improved Blogger?
Best quote of the month ?
Best use of pictures, you get the picture.
Let MLBloggers vote on their choice for number one Blog of the month, then let the MLB.com staff vote on who they think was the best. It would be interesting to see the end results.
Then compare the results of both to the “Latest Leaders list”.
Too many ideas/stuff for one person to handle? How about appointing some OFFICERS to help with the trivial tasks. Delegate out a few things so more can be accomplished.
I’m not concerned about how much this community is growing, I’m more concerned about how we keep the good Blogs here who helped it grow in the first place. Quality not quantity. Throw us a bone once in a while, everybody is hungry here you’ll see.
Great Idea # 3
I would love the ability to change my background of the Rockpile Rant. I like what I have now but the options are severely limited. The creativity of each bloggers page would be worth the update to accomplish that.
Great Idea # 4
I’ve mentioned this one before but it’s my favorite. Let MLBloggers send you five seconds of video to say what they want about their team or blog and use those on the MLB channel or link it from the MLBlogs home page. For example, “Hi this is Don the Rockpile Ranter…Go Rockies” or whatever.
Personally I have a face and a smile that were made for television and that’s why I’d like to see this one happen :-)
The 1st submitted caption is from Eat, Sleep, MLB with:
“Always use protection”
The second submitted caption is from Scott over at I’m Not a Headline Guy with:
“It was either this or go to a Red Sox game with my wife“.
Being a Rockies fan I really like that one Scott, Thanks man. I’m going to give you mine it’s:
“Doctor I know you’re going to find this hard to believe”
The third caption is from R-Luv:
Female doctor to male doctor, “They’ve discovered the gene that makes people want to do this for a living”