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Written by Tyme White on September 15, 2008
I might not be processing the new members for the next couple of days. Ike did a job on my city and I’m at a library sending this. They are estimating a couple days until power is restored. No clue when it will be restored.
I am keeping track of those I processed and those left to be processed so please do not send another email. Once I am done processing people I will contact those left to be processed.
When will I be opening it up so that those that were not accepted can find out why? When I have processed the new people. I do not have an ETA at this time.
Just a quick update. Gotta take everything out of my refrigerator/freezers. If you have power…hug your computers for me. You’re lucky….appreciate it. 🙂
I’ll post an update when things are back to normal.
Written by Tyme White on September 9, 2008
Emails have been sent out to the new members that were listed the other day. If your domain is not on that list you will not receive an email from me today.
In the email there are specific instructions you need to follow so I can set up your site. It’s not hard but I need you to follow the instructions otherwise it delays the process in setting up your site. I will be processing them in batches as they come in.
If you did not receive an email from me, please let me know at 9rulesTyme@gmail.com (that’s the email address it was sent from). If you have any questions, you know what to do.
***Read this very carefully: if your blog was accepted but not on this list linked above you will get an email later. Do NOT email me saying you didn’t receive an email. It’s coming later…promise.***
Written by Tyme White on September 3, 2008
Well, it’s that time. Below you will see the accepted sites. You’ll notice the list is short. It will most likely expand over the next month. Once again we had sites that were too young to add now but we had a slew of sites that had good content but finding something on the site was ridiculously hard. Why? The person picked a bad theme and the theme doesn’t help the end user browse the site…enjoy the site. Everyone does this sooner or later. I’ve paid for themes that didn’t accomplish the job. It’s a learning experience. Suggestion: if you get spam look at some of the spam sites. See what theme they are using. If your theme matches theirs, stop using it.
The other major reason: the content lacked depth. If you are doing reviews the more thorough the review the more the reader benefits from it. This does not mean it should be book length, but it should be thorough. “I watched the Eureka premiere. This is what happened. OMG, he’s gone! Overall I liked it.” lacks depth. Stretching those sentences into paragraphs doesn’t give depth.
Scrivs and I were talking about doing a chat or stream so we could talk to multiple people on these types of issues. Point out why some sites made it and why some didn’t so it can be a true learning experience. Don’t feel bad if your name isn’t on the list…that doesn’t mean your site won’t sport the leaf. 🙂
Other reasons why sites weren’t accepted:
- The site was new: We require at least six months of consistent posting. Please resubmit your site in November so the guys and I can drool over them again. I cannot stress enough to resubmit.
- No focus: The author of the blog used their blog to randomly dump information. Every blogger has their own style but our readers are looking for more focused content where the blog has a clear direction on the content being published.
- Inconsistent posting: If you only write a couple of articles a month or write sporadically the content can be superb, but it would be lost on our site. Especially in the larger communities.
Those are the main reasons. For the sites we had questions on, I’ve already sent out the emails. I will be contacting the new members NEXT WEEK – NOT THIS WEEK – NEXT WEEK. Yes, that’s right, I said NEXT WEEK to get your sites set up. After I get everyone set up I’ll go back and open it up for those that weren’t accepted to find out specifically why, working with them. We always have sites that weren’t accepted get added – that’s one of the reasons why there is a gap between rounds. It gives me time to work with sites.
Ok…here’s the list…CONGRATS!!!!