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Round 8 New Members

Written by Tyme White on January 18, 2009

Below you’ll find the list of new members from Round 8. We will not be releasing statistics on how many sites submitted, the percentage of sites accepted vs. submitted, etc. This moment is about those sites that were accepted without the drain of analytical observations.

I’ll be talking about blog/site improvement later (you might want to follow my Twitter if you’re interested in that topic), so let’s get to the list shall we? I will be contacting new members this week to get them processed. I will make a separate entry to let everyone know once the emails have been sent.

On with the list…Congrats to the new members. I look forward to working with you. :)

http://abundance-blog.marelisa-online.com
http://athertonbartelby.wordpress.com
http://www.autumnatoakhollow.com
http://www.billmuehlenberg.com
http://www.billshrink.com/blog
http://blogsessive.com
http://www.breakingmurphyslaw.com/
http://buildingbrowsergames.com
http://bygonebureau.com
http://chrisberryonthe.net
http://www.eatingwellanywhere.com
http://www.elysekufeldt.com
http://freebies4mom.com
http://insightsandingenuity.com
http://lifeforbeginners.com/
http://mom-blog.com/
http://mythology.ourgardenpath.com/
http://www.neonesoft.com/blog/blogs/cmullins/default.aspx
http://www.noobcook.com
http://www.onsimplicity.net
http://www.pharmastrategyblog.com
http://www.psdrockstar.com
http://www.semanticallydriven.com
http://www.subversiveinfluence.com/wordpress/
http://therestofmylifesofar.blogspot.com
http://thinksimplenow.com

  1. jen Says:

    Wow, I made it. Congratulations to everyone else too.

  2. Elyse Says:

    Wow. My jaw dropped and my heart skipped a beat. I seriously did not remotely see this coming. Thanks so much!

  3. Sally Church Says:

    Oh wow, I am thrilled, honoured and surprised to make the list, thank you!

  4. Chris Berry Says:

    This looks like a great bunch of blogs, and I’m proud to be part of it.

  5. OpenSourceHunter Says:

    What i didn’t make it :( , hope to know why i didn’t make it.

  6. Marelisa Says:

    Thank you, I’m very happy to be part of the 9Rules Blog Network.

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  8. Heather Rast Says:

    Congratulations to everyone on the list–I’m sure you’re as tickled and excited as I am!

    Thanks to 9rules for the review, consideration, and nod. As a relatively new blogger, I definitely appreciate the recognition. It means a lot.

    Heather Rast

  9. Lee Potts Says:

    Thank you very much Tyme.I’m honored and I’m looking forward to working with you.

  10. Muhammad Siyab Says:

    Welcome to the club, folks :)

  11. Luke Says:

    Wow, I made it! I have to say, when I first submitted Building Browsergames it was more on a whim than anything else; I wasn’t expecting for it to get this far.

    Congratulations to everyone else who made it as well!

  12. Tim Brownson Says:

    Bummer! Thought I’d done everything I was asked.

    Congrats to those that made it, I guess it’s back to the drawing board for me.

  13. soo Says:

    I’d really be interested in hearing the reasons why my blog didn’t make it. Not defensive at all, I’d really really appreciate getting some honest feedback. I included my email for this comment.

    Thanks!

  14. Tracy Rosen Says:

    Sorry to see I’m not on the list and congratulations to all of you who were accepted. That’s it for me folks. I’m not wanting to go through this again. I like my blog a lot and if it’s not 9 rules-worthy as it is now, it ain’t ever gonna be.

    Congratulations once again.
    Tracy

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  17. Alex (Blogsessive) Says:

    Tyme, thank you for the time you took to get through (most probably) an enormous amount of blog and to come up with such an amazing list of additions to the 9rules list of bloggers.

    I’m honored to be one of the chosen and I too look forward to working with you.

    Sincere congratulations to each and every one on this list!

    Alex

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  19. Peter Says:

    I would’ve loved to be in the selection, but I didn’t make it. I know what kind of work it is to go through all sites, so thank you very much for at least taking a look at my site.

    I might submit again in the future, but first I’m going to add some more great content :)

  20. AstroNerdBoy Says:

    @Tim Brownson — like everything, what someone thinks is worthy, someone else sees as “Meh!” That’s just how it is — subjective.

    Take my anime blog as an example. 9rules has never said squat to me about improving it or anything (and to be fair, I’ve never bothered them in this regard) but it isn’t worthy of entry into the 9rules system by their standards. That said, a big blog-rating place contacts me out of the blue, having reviewed my site. My blog has the highest score of all anime blogs listed there, beating out more popular anime blogs also listed here. What does that tell you?

    Now, if someone has a suggestion on what they think will make a better blog, I’m all ears. My own blog recently went through a face-lift to make it more appealing. Content-wise, I’m drawing more and more people in each month, so I must be doing at least a little something right. ^_~

    Still, to those who were accepted, congrats and I hope you get increased traffic

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  23. Dennis Bjørn Petersen Says:

    Congratulations to the select few ;)

    I’ll give it another go at the next round (9)

  24. Tyme White Says:

    Congrats to the new members! You really demonstrated the ability to keep the quality of your site up during the holidays – which is always a challenge.

    @AstroNerdBoy – You want to know what it tells me? Wait…let me find this:

    http://blog.9rules.com/2008/11/round-7-site-feedback/

    What is #2 on the list for common reasons why sites aren’t accepted?

    We do not accept Blogger/Blogspot sites that have the navigation banner at the top. Those “next” links can lead to anything. We do have members that have Blogger/Blogspot sites WITHOUT the banner.

    We’ve NEVER done it. We’ve said it on the site. I’ve said it in feedback to current members who cared enough about their site to ASK WHY. We’ve said it in streams where people WATCHED US say “Blogspot banner” and skip over it.

    So let me be very clear on what you did:

    1. You submitted a site we publicly stated we don’t accept – and never have with the banner at the top.
    2. Never bothered to ask WHY your site wasn’t accepted.
    3. And spent time (instead of asking why) dropping attitude on our site.

    I clicked on the banner that is on the top of your site this morning 5 times. 3 sites were not in English and 2 were soft porn.

    And you’re asking what that tells me? What does that tell you?

    To others that weren’t accepted: I don’t like saying no. I really don’t but I have a responsibility to our readers who expect the highest standard. Every round we get receive criticism for not being tough enough. I always point to this comment about one of our members because, unless the site is top notch, this is what could happen to you:

    http://chawlk.com/the%20rulers/notes/1544/

    Odds are, if not getting into 9rules bothers you, this type of criticism would bother you too.

    So let’s have a discussion. Can YOU take that type of criticism about your site? Does your site live up to that type of criticism? What would your reaction be if your site received that type of criticism?

  25. Heather Says:

    Thank you so much for accepting my site. It’s an honor to be included with such a great group of writers!

  26. SATISH -- Technotip.org Says:

    No issues… My blog couldn’t make the list :(

    But would be open to hear some good feedback from anyone here, so that I can improve and submit to 9rules again…

    Congrats to all those who made to the list…I am sure you will have a great relation with 9Rules and its readers.

    Take Care. And please give me some feedback…please

  27. soo Says:

    Please, I welcome any type of criticism at all. I’d really value criticism coming from the 9rules folks, again, my email is included in this comment. Hold back no punches, Thanks!

  28. Tyme White Says:

    I’ll be giving feedback once I finish processing the new members. Please send me an email to 9rulesTyme@gmail.com and please don’t forget your site URL. :)

  29. Atherton Bartelby Says:

    Thank you for deeming my content worthy of inclusion in 9 Rules; I feel both flattered and honored, but mostly honored. I am definitely looking forward to being an active 9 Rules member.

  30. Kimberlee Ferrell Says:

    Congrats to all the new bloggers!

    I hadn’t heard about this before hand, but I will keep my eye open for the next round.

    ~Kimberlee

  31. Marco Says:

    Congratulations on getting selected people! Well done – Now let’s add some blog URL’s to that RSS reader :) .

  32. Donace Says:

    Congrats to all the people selected, alas I was not, but will be looking forward to the feedback, as that is always welcome!

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  35. ginabad Says:

    Woohoo! I made it! Thank you so much, I’m very excited.

  36. noobcook Says:

    Thank you very much =)

  37. Johnson Koh Says:

    Sorta disappointed that I’m not included after the long wait… but still congratulations to all the new 9rules members!

    Cheers~

  38. Damien Says:

    This 9Rules site brings to mind far more questions than answers.

    Tyme please drop me an email when you get a chance, I have requested an overview of my denial through the email you put up.

    I know if I do reapply next round and get accepted I will decidedly NOT gush “I am so honored” etc. as most all the new members are in this thread.

    There are just too many variables when judging blogs. Respectfully, there are far more than 9.

    Best wishes with 9Rules contuinued vision. I wish I could see it more clearly. Maybe you can help me.

  39. Kari Rippetoe Says:

    Loads of congrats to everyone who made it – you deserve it!

    Tyme, I’d really like some feedback on my blog. I’ve submitted the last two rounds, and I still haven’t been selected. I’d really like to know how I can improve and I’m open to any and all feedback. I’ve sent you an email asking for feedback as well.

    Thanks for your consideration!

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  41. Steve Foress Says:

    Didn’t make it :(

    Oh well…

  42. Norhafidz Says:

    I didn’t make it ;/

    But above all, congratulations to all accepted new members :)

  43. G-V Says:

    Hi, I sent you an email. Please respond. Thanks

  44. Michael Aulia Says:

    Aww.. my blog is not in the list :( I guess I’ll wait for the next round and try again. Wish they accept more blogs in one go

  45. Nancy Says:

    Are the feedback requests still being answered?

    I emailed 9rulesTyme@gmail.com in mid-January, but haven’t yet heard back…should I keep waiting, or send a follow-up?

    Thanks!

  46. Tyme White Says:

    @Nancy – Yes, I just got to mid-January so you’ll probably hear from me this week.

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  49. devin Says:

    God job to all. Will look forward to seeing more of your work soon.
    devin

  50. Luke Alexander Says:

    Cool! Congratulations to the new members. Hope I can find time and join on the next event.

  51. Creative Bus Says:

    posible to add site to this list..if i have web service? or only news blogs?

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