When Paul Scrivens whispers, the blogging community takes notice.
Here’s a post from a 9rules Notes thread about 9rules Round 6 from the 9rules Head Honcho himself:
Round 6 has the “potential” to occur in April-May or maybe even March. Voting for this contest is open only to 9rules Members and will take place in the private forums.
Keen to get into the highest valued blog network (a cool $72m) as rated by the BlogNetworkList?
Check out 9rules profile here: 9rules Blog Network details.
If you’re keen on getting in, here’s what I think helped me land a place:
- Strong Content
Focusing on quality content that will have your readers coming back for more. If you’ve already developed a readership base and they find your information useful, you’re already on your path to going to the next level. Membership in a blog network helps accelerate that process.
Although a blog is a personal publishing platform, the key difference I see between a content website and a blog is the ease of conducting a dialogue with your readership base. Often the comments add value to the original post and provide opportunities for further discussion, possibly springboarding into more posts (which are relevant to your readers interests).
- Never Stop Learning
Way back in 2003, 9rules was founded on 9, er, rules.
Blogs like people, evolve over time, and as you check out many of the 9rules blogs, you’d notice them evolving over time as you get inspired and sometimes you inspire others in turn.
Here’s a tip for potential 9rules bloggers, update your blog regularly (That’s a tip from Boss Scrivs and Community Director Tyme White during their ScrivsTyme podcast #127).
The blogs which’ll make the cut are likely to be regularly updated and likely there’ll be a 1 week notice period when the round’s announced.