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Around the Nine #6

Every Sunday, I showcase some of the great content produced by 9rules members in the last week. It’s a great way to keep up with what’s happening around the network and highlight some of the best authors on the web today. This week’s featured sites include Adam on Life, Donklephant, Footsteps in the Mirror,, Ask Patty, Influential Interactive Marketing, Eyes Turned Outward, and Maryland Media. Get Er’ Done!

  • Adam on Life: Want More to Read? Here’s Where to Start!

    Adam lists some of the great Coldfusion resources out there for developers to add to their feedreaders. “We all read occasionally, less than we’d like, and sort out our current problems at work as they come down the line, but the expansion into new areas sometimes lags behind. The hot topics remain unknown…”

  • Donklephant: Hillary Is Running For President?

    Justin takes a look at Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid and how he sees the 2008 presidential race turning out. He also wonders if voters will elect her as a way of bringing Bill back a “defacto 2nd President”.

  • Footsteps in the Mirror: Malaysia(ns) Start Suing Bloggers

    Kamigoroshi writes about two recent cases of Malaysian bloggers being sued for libel and defamation by certain newspapers and political parties. “What I will say though is that this is unprecedented and when this goes to court, the future of how bloggers blog in Malaysia will rest solely on how we play this publically and how Jeff and Ahirudin play their hand.” A great read and a serious issue to consider for many bloggers.

  • Why not store blog avatars locally?

    Olav considers ways to get around the recent downtime of Gravatars. “Storing avatars on a centralized server works well for a while, but with popularity comes great hosting costs, and in this case, without any significant form of revenue. But what if we stored avatars locally, on our own servers?”

  • Ask Patty: 51% of US Women Are San Spouses

    Jody comments on a recent New York Times article. “Just one more reason for single women to take control of their vehicle buying, maintenance and service needs and get education on the entire process.”

  • Influential Interactive Marketing: R-E-S-P-E-C-T: The Secret of Success for “24″

    Rohit describes how, through the “wrapping up” of story lines, airing an uninterrupted season, and not pandering to its audience, 24 is one of the best dramas on television today. “What is the marketing lesson in all this? Keeping customers is the same challenge as keeping viewers. Standing out from all other serial dramas is not just about great writing - the entire experience has to live up.”

  • Eyes Turned Outward: Does reputation really matter?

    Richard calls out those who worry about being seen with the “wrong” people and encourages Christians to become “friends of sinners”, a title he argues Jesus was proud to bear. A great read, even for the non-religious. “I think that amongst all the possible names, Son of God, Son of Man (two more for the collection) etc, friend of sinners might just be the one that means the most to Jesus himself.”

  • Maryland Media: Web Design Freelancers: The Psychology of your Rate

    Martin helps freelancers understand how much to charge their clients. “The simple fact is that most business people will assume they know how much they should be paying for your services, but have no idea how much time it takes you to do your magic.”

Thanks to everyone who contributes to this great network every week! See you all next time!

4 Responses to “Around the Nine #6”

  1. Gravatar Icon 1 Edrei Jan 22nd, 2007 at 2:35 am Quote

    Hey hey, thanks for taking notice of the situation in Malaysia. Without covering our asses, it’s hard to take freedom of speech seriously especially in a political tightrope like we have in the country.

  2. Gravatar Icon 2 Brian Gilham Jan 22nd, 2007 at 10:11 am Quote

    Edrei: It was a great article and showcased some of the problems with freedom of speech in Malaysia. I thoroughly enjoy your writing and this article was just another in a long line of great reads! :D

  3. Gravatar Icon 3 Jody DeVere Jan 22nd, 2007 at 7:02 pm Quote

    Brian: Thanks for including Ask Patty in your Sunday featured blogs on 9 Rules!

    I really enjoed the read on :

    Donklephant: Hillary Is Running For President?

    Jody DeVere

  4. Gravatar Icon 4 Brian Gilham Jan 22nd, 2007 at 7:04 pm Quote

    Jody: You’re very welcome! Thanks for writing such great content. :D

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