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Written by Scrivs on April 20, 2005

When is the next round of submissions?

The next round of submissions probably won’t be for some time. The reason for this is because we want to make sure we help the current members as much as possible before adding anymore sites to the network. Over the next couple of weeks we will be announcing the new sites as they get integrated into the network.

We could allow for a perpetual submission process so that you could submit your site to the network at any time, but that defeats the purpose of what the network is about. We are looking to find quality content blogs and help them reach a larger audience. Accepting anything and everything does not allow us to stick to the gameplan.

Is there a homepage planned?

Well of course there is. We are looking to do some innovative things with the homepage involving RSS and voodoo. The homepage will be along when it’s done. Man, now I sound like one of those videogame publishers.

Who is on the 9rules team?

I will let them introduce themselves in their own entries, but I guess I can let you know a little bit about myself.

My name is Paul Scrivens and I am a 24 year old geek living in Tampa. I started blogging 2 years ago with Whitespace and haven’t looked back. From there I created many more sites (check the homepage for links) and have ended up here.

I got lucky and found a Masters degree in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida (one of the top 20 largest universities in the nation). In my other life I am a partner of Business Logs where I get to work on blogs along with some really cool clients.

My personal blog will be launching soon so you can get a better feel for me there, but here you will get the business side of Scrivs (if I can find it).

Are you guys hippies?

Well excluding the vegetarian on the team, we aren’t really hippies. The reason the logo and the colors are the way they are can be seen in this entry by Mike Rundle. We are just really, really happy people.

Why WordPress?

In the words of the developer guru:

WordPress’ powerful theme architecture and plugin API gives us the ability to not only build a powerful blog, but to empower an entire Network – as you’ll soon see. WordPress is not just for blogs anymore. We’re utilizing some of the very latest features available in WordPress Strayhorn (1.5) to build the 9rules network – a platform which will drive blogging and Weblog networks to the next level.

Single? What’s your sign? Do you like redheads?

I think that is enough questions for right now. Welcome to the blog.

  1. Yannick L. Says:

    OMG!! This site is simply beautiful yet simple. Well done!

  2. Tom Says:

    The design looks really smooth, I can’t wait to see how this all turns out. I could be wrong, but you really seem to have this all planned out.

  3. Mike Rundle Says:

    Thanks Tom, let’s hope you’re not wrong!

  4. Prabhath Sirisena Says:

    I love this design: simple and elegant. The colours and the logo gives the site a very friendly personality.

    On the other hand, I can’t believe I missed the first round. Look forward to the next opportunity ;-)

  5. Eric Lorraine Says:

    Much better now that it scrolls properly Mike. Thank you for fixing that you usability guru you.

  6. Yannick L. Says:

    Yup I noticed the scrolling problem also. Thanks for fixing that.

  7. Jeff Werner Says:

    Wow, didn’t know you were only 24 years old. Inspiring considering how much you’ve accomplished. Love this design, btw.

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