If the World Wide Web has been making your
head spin then perhaps you simply need to downsize.
your sublunary sphere of activity! Think globally but
surf locally, because there truly is a lot of wisdom in the old
"there's no page like home."
This is especially true here in beautiful Southern Oregon, and
ever so much more so when your home pages are built on the
rock solid foundation of the Rogue Planet Network!
From our humble beginnings on the now-defunct Geocities in
1996, we weren't quite the Rogue Valley's first
community oriented online environment, but we've grown a lot
since then, and anyone who has clicked their way around the block
a time or two can attest we've been steadily among the best and brightest
of Southern Oregon's Internet Destinations — admittedly an
uncontentious field where the second-string has been rather come-and-go —
but we've kept growing, through good times and less-so, adding more content,
polishing our presentation, crawling our way determinedly to the top
of the major search engines, and holding every inch of hard won Google-ground.
Besides having added some true local presence to local search results,
along the way we've attracted a respectable stream of local traffic, including
substantial return traffic, so we know what we're doing is being appreciated
by others — and we feel pretty good about it ourselves. Now that we're
interactive, however, we're becoming ever bigger and better at
an alarmingly exponential rate! Perhaps we're giving away too much stuff
for free...? I don't know, but you'd better hop on board quick, before we
come to our senses!
so much of the following is
still in the works, but as a virtual-cardholding member of The Rogue Planet Network
soon you'll not only be able to post your personal profile & resumé,
but also upload photographs,
then arrange them in galleries, albums & slideshows. You'll get to
build and maintain a full-featured blog along with templated and (if you're crafty) fully
custom web pages about whatever suits your fancy (although we might occasionally
offer suggestions, special templates for such, and maybe other incentives...) You may then link
all your content together into a personal web suite (much like a web
site, but with 'u' in the middle!) including a homepage and index.
Share your art,
poetry, and recipes; show us your favorite swimming
holes and hiking trails; write reviews of books,
movies, local restaurants and businesses! You'll also
be allowed to post publicly viewable comments to our featured content, as well
as to content posted by other Rogue Planet members like yourself. And of
course you can reply to comments, to replies to comments, to replies to replies,
and so on ad infinitum.
Feeling bored, and maybe a bit lonely? Besides the usual chat-room and
discussion-forum fare, our proprietary "Interplanetary" cross-domain social-networking platform allows
you to connect with other like-minded individuals right here
in the Rogue Valley, making new friends and re-connecting
with old as you click your way through our various virtual
come on in! Register and get started; the benefits are
positively priceless, but because the directors of our board are all out to lunch, and until such time
(if ever) that they should happen to regain their senses, membership and all its many associated benefits are ABSOLUTELY FREE!
~ John Granacki
Rogue Planet Webmaster
Grants Pass, Oregon