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New Round Begins Midnight!

Written by Jayvee Fernandez on September 30, 2009

As announced, we’re opening a new round in the next few hours. We’re giving bloggers a 24 hour window to submit their sites starting midnight of October 1 2009. Stay tuned till then, and in the meantime, please tell everyone!


New Round in 6 Days!

Written by Jayvee Fernandez on September 25, 2009

Huzzah! We are opening up a new round on October 1 2009. Please tell your friends. Please spread the word. This will be the first round done under the supervision of the new team, so it should be exciting!

I’m aware that some people have submitted sites during the duration of the 9rules-SPM turnover. I’d like to gently request to have you submit these sites again. I’ll be sending an update as we approach October 1 ’09.


Gathering the fold (again!)

Written by Jayvee Fernandez on September 24, 2009

Just a quick one. We’re rebuilding the 9rules directory. The big picture is that we have bits and pieces of information about everybody scattered about the forums and in document attachments. But as we grow, we’re using the magic of Google Docs (I swear, it’s so much easier these days) to rebuild the directory (and it goes without saying that this will be held in strict confidence).

For more information, click here. For those who have already filled this up before, thank you so much!

Also, it has come to my attention that there may be some 9rules members that may not have access or have forgotten their access to the internal forums. If you belong to one of these categories, please send me an email at jayvee at splashpress dot com.

Oh, shirts!

Written by Jayvee Fernandez on September 22, 2009

9rules Shirts

Shirts have always been great for branding. So much more for community. There’s a big sense of “belonging” when you wear the shirt of your favorite team, and the same applies to a great community. So we’re in the process of stitching shirts and we’d love to hear what you have in mind.

We’ve got a few mock ups for the 9rules community in our internal forums. Check them out under the Canopy. These designs are by all means not final and we’d love to hear your suggestions. I’ve been thinking about artistically cramming the nine rules into one shirt, so let’s see how that one goes.

Eaton Web FREE for 9rules members

Written by Jayvee Fernandez on September 11, 2009

One of the objectives we saw with the 9rules and Splashpress synergy was to allow the community to enjoy the same benefits of SPM’s network of web properties. As the company grows to develop more products, we want the 9rules community to enjoy these benefits as well.

No doubt, traffic will always play an integral part in the blogging industry. The overall goal is to get the community ubiquitous on the Internet — from SERPS, directories, social media, and even mobile phone traffic. To start this off, we’ve opened up Eaton Web for free for all 9rules members.

Eaton Web is one of the longest running directories for blogs, also serving as a ranking tool for blog “strength” and “momentum.”

You can read more about the service here. We are giving sign ups for free for all members of the 9rules community — nothing like a good extra boost in traffic. If you’re a 9rules member, we’ve posted details within the forums on how to avail of this benefit.