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Purple Row Writer Search Preliminary Posting Schedule

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Alright, it seems we're just about ready to go onto the next phase of the search, which will allow us the opportunity to see your blogging skills in action, and you to see how this will work out for you during the regular season. For this phase, we're going to ask you to provide four fanposts over the span of one week, two Rockpiles, a game thread for a non-baseball team or sport that you're hopefully at least somewhat interested in, and a post-game wrap-up for the same. 

I've asked for all of those that were interested to e-mail me a schedule of their availability, and for those that did, I have come up with the following posting calendar:

 

Day Rockpile Game Thread Game Wrap
Friday 1/16

theoldgrizzlybear

baronbill

rockinthepile (Avs) Purple Rox (Avs)
Saturday 1/17

Jabberwocky

wolf213

Poseidon's Fist (CSU) theoldgrizzlybear (Utes)
Sunday 1/18

rockinthepile

Purple Rox

Jabberwocky (NFC title game) wolf213(TBD)
Monday 1/19

theoldgrizzlybear

Poseidon's Fist

baronbill (Nuggets) Sandlotkid8 (NFL recap)
Tuesday 1/20

baronbill

wolf213

theoldgrizzlybear (Jazz)

Poseidon's Fist (Nuggets)

Jabberwocky(CSU)

Wednesday 1/21

Sandlotkid8

rockinthepile

Purple Rox (Avs)

rockinthepile (Avs)

baronbill (Florida vs South Carolina)

Thursday 1/22

Purple Rox

Jabberwocky

Sandlotkid8(TBD)
Friday 1/23

Sandlotkid8

Poseidon's Fist

wolf213

For those listed, if you see some scheduling conflict, please let me know either in the comments to this thread or via e-mail so we can get it fixed. I'm putting this up a few days in advance so we could make changes if necessary.

For the three that haven't e-mailed me their schedule yet (Toonafeesh, roxintober and S.C.), we'll try and work you in, but please get those to me right away if you're still interested in the opportunity.

 

 

Now as for these posts, Russ and I aren't trying to find out who's the most popular or who can get their friends to stuff the most recs into their posts, we'll be grading these on a purely subjective basis. I'd be happy to offer feedback if you'd like (by e-mail probably, I won't rip you in the comments), hopefully Russ could do the same. We will be bumping these fanposts to the front page, so everybody will have an opportunity to add to the discussion.

For the Rockpile post, please include at least one outgoing link to a Rockies related media source or blog, more is preferable but not a necessity if the one link leads to a thoughtful post. The post should be up by around 8 a.m. MST, but blogging isn't a set in stone exercise, so if you're a little later than that don't think it's an automatic dismissal. Since I have scheduled two Rockpile posts a day, the way you're going to set yourself apart is by expressing an opinion or offering some analysis in addition to the link(s).

For the Gamethreads, we typically try to have them up one hour before the game begins, and frankly, I'm looking more for interaction in the comments than an in depth preview, particularly since going in depth on non-baseball sports might not tell me a whole lot. I'll try and follow the games via ESPN's gamecast and comment, hopefully Russ and other Row users could as well.

 

For the gamewrap, you should be able to find the game in the "Attach Event" menu on the right side of the fanpost construction box. Make sure you add it, but after that I'll leave everything up to you. It could be detailed, you could just do something humorous or brief, I don't know, surprise me. Don't spend a whole lot of time on it, for right now, these will be mostly extra credit in my book and are mainly just to give you an idea of how this would play out in your schedule during baseball season. The postgame wrap should typically be up no later than six hours after the game's over. For the Row, I have a feeling that it's going to be a thread for fans to celebrate or commiserate rather than a container of our deepest baseball thoughts, but if you have other ideas for how you'd like to do it should you be chosen that's fine too. I think Russ and I settled that we're not expecting there to be much uniformity in them come the regular season.

Please tag all of these fanposts with "purple row writer search", which will help us keep them all organized and make them easy to look up. If we have to go digging in a couple of weeks to find your post it might make us a little more surly. Okay, so there's what I've come up with. I encourage you to look around the add a new fanpost page so you could see what I'm referring to. If you have further questions feel free to ask them in the comments or via e-mail, as I'm sure that I've probably left some helpful information out. Thank you everybody once again for the interest, and once again, let me know if there are issues with the schedule.