We All Love A Good Rant. Right??? Wait….you don’t dig a good rant? Well you can kiss our grits because besides you, everyone does!
But why? Why are we all so enamored by those that can bitch and moan with eloquence and grace? Before today it was upon each of us to scour the interwebs to find these great rants. Not anymore.
We believe in fun and in the art of rant enough to create a space for the best rants to reside. This form of prose must be recognized, nurtured, and thrive in the brave new world of social media. We offer a “Social Soapbox” for quality rants that rule.
On October 3rd, 2012 we officially launched Rantitide!
Here are a few reasons why:
1. That’s “Exactly What I was Thinking!”
That was so what I was thinking…but I was too much of a chicken to write it because it is too opinionated and not Polically Correct (PC). Now we get the best of both worlds. When someone rants from the same place that we sit in silence it is almost as good as having written it ourselves. This sense of self expression is so rewarding that we pat ourselves on the back upon reading it. That needs to stop. Express your Rantitude. Send rants now!
2. Rantitude Loves Company
There is a certain sense of attitude that accommodates a good rant. We call it Rantitude and it loves company. We are convinced that some of the best rants are written by some of the most creative people with strong opinions and attitude . Hey…we are talking to you!!!
3. You Can Only Read So Many Posts About Warm And Fuzzy Social Media Behavior
The only thing worse than all of these unsubstantiated posts littered with Social Pixie Dust is the underwhelming and overused list blog. Dan wrote 2 last week, so he can speak from a place of experience. Heck Dan even founded and John even helped establish 12 Most (apologies people). But in all seriousness, people have become so politically correct that they no longer say anything that is even the slightest bit controversial. These “Safe Posts” are certainly low risk for the writer. They are also boring for the reader as they tend to lack any information that we don’t already know. Sounds like a rant in the making. “X Most Rantastic Reasons Why List Blogs Suck.” To be continued…
4. An Open Platform For Rants That Don’t Suck
Ranting is often mistaken for being an A-Hole Troll (see you get a new rhyme out of reading this too). They are not the same thing. Quality rants can be about anything. They are thought provoking sticky opinion pieces. Killer Rants challenge or defend the status quo in an artistic way many times driving the point home with humor. They are not mean and Ranters should not be mean people. Ranters that do it best add entertainment and endorphins to our days and leave us begging for more.
5. A “Purple Podium”
We don’t lean Red or Blue. We wanted a purple zone. Rantitude is your “Purple Podium” meaning all content is welcome. Only rule is no mean content or mean people.
6. Facebook and Twitter Suck for Ranting
Election 2012. Nuff said!!! Think of Rantitude as the first litter campaign for social media. Move rants off of Facebook and Twitter and onto Rantitude. No more lightweight political noise flooding your streams. Sound nice??? Yeahhhhhhh….it does….doesn’t it!
John has been reformed people!
7. Fun, fun, fun
Rants should be fun. Reading rants should be fun. And running a blog site should be fun for all involved. John and I are not doing this for profit…we are getting back to having fun with fab people in the “socialsphere” curating and amplifying ubertastic rants. We don’t have a crazy editorial schedule nor do we have a crazy editor to yell at everyone about deadlines. If you are looking for that we have a few recommendations for you but here we are about fun times filled with Rantitude.
At “Rantitude” we will bring to you the webs best bitchfests and we will serve them up cold for all the readers that dig that sort of thing. And of course YOU do right?
If you have something you want to rant about or seen a rant that rules more than San Dimas High School Football? Send it our way and we will spread it like the common cold.
Again a hearty welcome to Rantitude.
Daniel Newman & John Boyle
PS – A big shout out to our good friend Sean McGinnis at 312Digital.com for his help in setting up the Rantitude site. Sean rocks the house and of course we asked him to help out.