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Rohdesign Weblog Chosen by the 9rules Network


I pulled my mobile phone from my pants at lunch today — it was my friend Jordan.

"So have you heard the news Mike?"

Before taking a last bit of a sloppy joe, I offered "Uh... what news is that Jordan?"

"You've been picked out of 700 submissions in the 9rules Network! you were one of the 111 chosen for the 4th round of submissions!" Jordan replied.


Well, indeed I was.

Here are all 111 chosen sites, including the Rohdesign Weblog. Sweet!

I've not yet received an official email on what the next steps are to agree to terms of the network, but I suspect that will come soon. I'll update this post when I'm an official member of the network and have their slick logo added to the blog.

For those not familiar with the 9rules Network, here's a tidbit from the About page:

The 9rules Network is a community of the best weblogs in the world on a variety of topics. We started 9rules to give passionate writers more exposure and to help readers find great blogs on their favorite subjects. It’s difficult to find sites worth returning to, so 9rules brings together the very best of the independent web all under one roof.

And here are the 9 rules they're founded on — I love 'em:

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.

Thanks 9rules Network! :-)

Reader Comments (10)

June 3, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJordan Arentsen
Thanks for letting me know Jordan! ;-)
June 3, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Congrats indeed. I just stumbled on your site from the list and it's no wonder why you eanred a coveted slot.
June 3, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterDerek Punsalan
Congrats Mike! You certainly deserve it.
June 4, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterAlex Bendiken
Derek and Alex � thanks guys! I'm honored and humbled.
June 4, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Congratulations Mike. A well-deserved award!
June 4, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterNeal Dench
Thanks Neal! :-)
June 5, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Way to be Mike!
June 6, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
I'm being Joe, I'm being! ;-)
June 6, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde
Update: Looks like it's now (mostly) official. Received an email from 9rules and agreed to their terms, and have added the 9rules logo to the site. Now I just wait to be added to their collection of sites and I'm an official member.

Thanks to everyone for the encouragement! :-)
June 12, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMike Rohde

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