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October 15, 2009

9rules Round 9 Winners

Did you apply for the ninth 9rules round? Did you win? Do you want to know who did? There’s a list on the official 9rules blog, as usual. This is the first round since Splashpress Media acquired 9rules (disclosure: they own this site too) by the way.

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October 1, 2009

9rules opens up a new round; submit your blog now!

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After a month of transition, the new 9rules network has announced a new round of blog submissions. They will be accepting blogs for the next 24 hours. If your blog philosophy falls meets the criteria of the 9 Rules, by all means, submit.

1. Love what you do.
2. Never stop learning.
3. Form works with function.
4. Simple is beautiful.
5. Work hard, play hard.
6. You get what you pay for.
7. When you talk, we listen.
8. Must constantly improve.
9. Respect your inspiration.

This is the first round of submissions under the helm of Splashpress Media. The Blog Herald is a member of the Splashpress Media network.

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August 27, 2009

Splashpress Media Acquires 9rules

9rPaul Scrivens announced today at the 9rules blog that Tyme White, Mike Rundle and himself, AKA The Triad, have sold 9rules to Splashpress Media, who also run The Blog Herald.

According to the about page 9rules is a collection of blogs, showcasing the best content of the Independent web. 9rules was created in 2003, around 9 rules:

  1. Love what you do.
  2. Never stop learning.
  3. Form works with function.
  4. Simple is beautiful.
  5. Work hard, play hard.
  6. You get what you pay for.
  7. When you talk, we listen.
  8. Must constantly improve.
  9. Respect your inspiration.

You can read why The Triad decided to sell over at the 9rules blog. The Splashpress Media team looks forward to contribute to and work with the 9rules community.
Splashpress Media wishes @tyme, @mike9r and @scrivs the best and all luck with their next ventures.

Last but not least, if you want to send @scrivs the bottle of alcohol he invites you to in the last paragraph, but don’t want to create additional import fees because you’re UK based… feel free to send me that bottle. ;)

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April 14, 2009

Paul Scrivens And The Pimp Book

Paul “Scrivs” Scrivens is perhaps best known for being one of the triad behind 9rules. If you thought that running the popular blog networks was all that the 9rulers did, you either didn’t pay attention, or you just don’t care. Either way, the guy known as Scrivs has plans, and they include an ebook on women as well as establishing brands online.

The ebook is called The Guidelines Vol. 1 and is released under the Forever : Pimp brand. While that might or might not excite you, the pre-ordering concept probably will. In true Radiohead manner, you pick your price. Or almost at least, you can pre-order the book, which will cost $29.95 on May 19, for as little as $5, or as much as $50 (which includes a t-shirt). I like this price structure, and naturally I got in touch with Scrivs to talk a little bit about his plans. read more

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January 19, 2009

26 New Sites Added to the 9rules Network in Round 8

Remember 9rules round 8? The “winners” are finally announced, and it is a mere 26 sites. I wonder if this means that there wasn’t as many submissions as usual, or if the ones that came in just wasn’t good enough? Tyme White says they won’t be releasing any statistics this time around, so we’ll never know.

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November 14, 2008

Blog Networks Roundtable: What Do the Network Heads Say?

There is no doubt that the current financial situation is hitting the web as well as the rest of the media industry. This is certainly one of the reasons why we’ve seen blog networks close, cut costs, or rationalize their portfolio. So is the blog network business model in trouble, and what does the established blog network hotshots thing about these things?

I decided to find out, in the first roundtable discussion here on the Blog Herald. That’s why I invited these fine blog network heavyweights to participate in the discussion.

  • Jeremy Wright, CEO of b5media
  • Collis Ta’eed, CEO of Envato
  • Mike Rundle, triad member of 9rules

So let’s get started and see what they have to say! read more

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November 5, 2008

9rules Round 8 is Now Open

9rules is now accepting submissions to round 8, which Tyme White wrote a few words on yesterday, and Scrivs announces – with traditional subtlety – today. If you want to be part of the 9rules blog network, submit your site and hope for the best.

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September 4, 2008

9rules Round 7 Winners

75 sites was accepted into 9rules Round 7, a surprisingly low number perhaps. I’m a bit curious why that is, and although the blog post tells me that a lot of sites were too young, or had focus issues, or whatever, I’m still curious to know how many that actually applied. How about it, 9rulers, what’s the acceptance ratio? Full list in the blog post.

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July 24, 2008

9rules Getting Ready for Round 7

9rules is getting ready for Round 7, where bloggers can attempt to get in the popular blog network by submitting their blogs for review. August 6 is the date you need to mark in your calendar if you want in. As they did the previous time, a special page will be available, open to submissions for 24 hours.

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