Keeping the 9 Rules

9 rulesToday 9Rules is down. I don’t know if it is gone, or just lost.

When my site was accepted in 2009 I was pretty happy. Even though the network had been backsliding awhile – there was hope for a fresh revamp. It didn’t quite seem to ever really happen though. I’m still part of 9Rules and I’m not giving up on it. But, I’m disappointed. Tonight, seeing it come up 404, I’m not feeling a lot of faith in it.

Just for inspiration, here are the original 9 rules:

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.

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