On Saturday  we were selected as one of 111 blogs — out of 700 submissions — to be granted membership status in the 9Rules Network.

Nine Rules

What does this news mean to you?
If you are an Guest Author
it means you instantly have a whole new neural network of eyes and
minds attuned to your every word. You will be even more widely read and
your writing will be part of a fascinating neighborhood of high-quality
blogs where content, ideas, and design, matter.

If you are a Commenter
here you will soon have more company with our 9Rules alliance and that
makes all of us smarter and better with exposure to more good folk.
Here are the 9Rules of LIVING — not just of blogging — that founded the whole idea behind the community:

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.

I will be announcing a new project here soon for Guest Authors. I will help you build an article
for publication. You will need a camera as well as your words. It
doesn’t matter where in the world you are located. You will be able to
participate in the project. The challenge will to be to go beyond the
ordinary and into the extraordinary when you are pressed to publicly
honor your guiding passion and magnitude in the urban core.


  1. Hi Joe!
    Congrats on getting into 9Rules!
    I know it’s provisional right now — but we’re in if we want in — and we just have to agree to their terms. I can’t imagine anything that would preclude us from joining. I am certain we will own, and retain the rights to, our original content.

  2. Hi David,
    Do you know in which 9Rules community people will be able to find Urban Semiotic?
    I assume they haven’t added all of the new blogs yet.

  3. Hey Chris —
    I had no idea in which community we will sit. We have a lot of diverse topics.
    Finding our community should prove to be an interesting journey. It doesn’t look like they have an “urban core” community yet — perhaps we’ll be the first!
    I think it will take them awhile to get all the blogs processed, signed, sealed, described and then delivered to a community.

  4. Wow!!! ­čśÇ
    Congrats, David! I can’t wait….

  5. Hello my beloved Katha!
    Thank you for the kind thoughts!
    This blog is not just me — it is all of us and so, too, is this 9Rules success!

  6. David-
    Awesome! I have given up of BlogExplosion and other blog communities. I fully support 9rules and think that it is a vibrant community that will both benefit from and undoubtedly enrich UrbanSemiotic.

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