Sunday, September 30, 2018

Rockman Gear Up - Update for Third Quarter

Here are some updates about what happened with the rockman-gearup.com forum over the last quarter, along with a look ahead to Q4.

There were 23 topics discussed on the forum during third quarter. I'd like to welcome the eleven new members that joined us. I'd also like to give a special shout out to Taylor Rhodes for his recent video demonstrations of the Rockman Distortion Generator. That particular amp simulator has certainly taken the back burner compared to the Sustainor, XPR series and the headphone amps. I'm glad to see it getting some long overdue exposure.

That being said, it’s time for the rockman-gearup.com quarterly fund raiser! Our forum exists because of loyal contributors like yourself. There are a lot of ways to contribute. Participation and advocacy are critical.

Another way is financial. Hosting web sites isn’t free. There are costs associated with server hosting, domain registration and purchasing encryption certificates for running a secure web site. Contributions are always welcome.

I'll suggest a $3 contribution. You can change that to a different amount. You might consider $5, $10 or $20.

The contributions help defray the cost of operating rockman-gearup.com. The idea is to keep the forum ad-free. Funds are used to pay for the operations, maintenance and promotion of the web site. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions. Tell a friend! Here’s the link:

https://paypal.me/rockmangearup/3

Thanks in advance for any and all contributions!

Lastly, thanks for following the rockman-gearup.com Blog. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Rockman Gear Up - Update for Second Quarter

Here are some updates about what happened with the rockman-gearup.com forum over the last quarter.

There were 25 topics discussed on the forum during second quarter. I'd like to welcome the  nine new members that joined us. I'd also to give a special shoutout to Taylor Rhodes and Mark Vinsick for their recent video demonstrations of Rockman gear. Those videos really help get the word out about Rockman gear's continuing relevance.

That being said, it’s time for the rockman-gearup.com quarterly fund raiser! Our forum exists because of loyal contributors like yourself. There are a lot of ways to contribute. Participation and advocacy are critical.

Another way is financial. Hosting web sites isn’t free. There are costs associated with server hosting, domain registration and purchasing encryption certificates for running a secure web site. Contributions are always welcome.

I'll suggest a $3 contribution. You can change that to a different amount. You might consider $5, $10 or $20.

The contributions help defray the cost of operating rockman-gearup.com. The idea is to keep the forum ad-free. Funds are used to pay for the operations, maintenance and promotion of the web site. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions. Tell a friend! Here’s the link:

https://paypal.me/rockmangearup/3

Thanks in advance for any and all contributions!

Monday, January 1, 2018

Happy New Years!

Happy New Years! I thought I’d pass on some updates about what happened with the rockman-gearup.com forum over the last year, along with a look ahead at the year to come. There were a total of 96,849 visits to rockman-gearup.com during 2017. This is an increase compared to 69,262 visits in 2016. December of 2017 was also busier than last year, with the forum receiving 10,288 visits, compared to 5,713 visits in December 2016. Additionally, there are now 1079 people who "like" the "Rockman Gear Up" page on Facebook. The forum now has 117 users. Member growth has been fairly slow but continues to move up. There are some pending technical changes in the forum software. I will be refreshing the forum, underlying operating system and web server software during first quarter. Additionally, it’s time for the rockman-gearup.com annual fund raiser! Our forum exists because of loyal contributors like yourself. There are a lot of ways to contribute. Participation and advocacy are critical. Another way is financial. Hosting web sites isn’t free. There are costs associated with server hosting, domain registration and purchasing encryption certificates for running a secure web site. Contributions are always welcome. I'll suggest a $3 contribution. You can change that to a different amount. You might consider $5, $10 or $20. I don’t have a 501(c)3 organization, so I can’t offer a tax write-off at this time. The contributions help defray the cost of operating rockman-gearup.com. The idea is to keep the forum ad-free. Funds are used to pay for the operations, maintenance and promotion of the web site. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions. Tell a friend! Here’s the link: https://paypal.me/rockmangearup/3 For those of you who have heard this pitch, I'm preaching to the choir. For new supporters, this is intended as some gentle encouragement. Thanks in advance for any and all contributions! Lastly, thanks for following rockman-gearup.com. Please let me know if you have any comments or questions.