One Big Leaf

I’m happy to announce that Novelr is now a part of 9rules.

9rules is a blogging network that aggregates the best content from the blogosphere. It is many things to many people, but at its core 9rules has always been about quality. Finally seeing the 9rules badge on this site is – I must admit – a very fulfilling experience.9rules leaf

What Does This Mean For The Readers?

Becoming a part of 9rules is a milestone for any blog, and I promise you that Novelr will maintain the same level of quality that got it into the network in the first place. Updates will be slow in coming for the next few months, but whatever posts that make it through will be well thought-out, highly polished affairs. Novelr is and always will be for the promotion of Internet fiction. We’ve still got a long way to go on that one.

Being part of 9rules will not affect the way you interact with me or the site. The blog functions as before, only now Novelr’s content is aggregated on the 9rules homepage and writing community, and you get to see that cute little badge in the header of this blog. Writing, reading and commenting is business as usual.

If you’re new to Novelr: welcome. I hope you enjoy the thoughts I’ve collected over the past year, and I look forward to meeting you in the comments section of this site. Feel free to argue, to question, or to hit me over the head with an umbrella – you’ll find me mostly a reasonable person to clash with.

Special Thanks …

To the triad – the people behind 9rules: thank you for accepting Novelr. It’s been great knowing you, laughing with you, arguing with you.

To my friends in Chawlk: thanks for all the encouragement you’ve given me over the past year. I am particularly in debt to Norbert ‘Gnorb’ Cartagena – not too long ago he took the time to go over one of my short stories, and edited the whole thing almost word for word. That herculean effort is still fresh in my mind, and it’s a sterling example of the kind of passion and the kind of people you find in 9rules.

Most importantly, however – to the readers who have followed Novelr: thank you. You’re the guys who matter the most in the end – the blookers, the writers, the thinkers. We have much Internet storytelling to do, and only so much time to do it.


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  • Mike Rundle

    You’ve got such a fantastic blog here that it’s a “fulfilling experience” for us too. Very glad to have you aboard!

  • Sebatinsky

    Don’t really know much about 9rules, but congrats all the same!

  • Eli James

    @Mike: thanks, man.

    @Sebatinky: 9rules is one heck of a site to go to when you’re bored and you’re looking for good things to read. Go check it out! :)

  • Edrei

    The 3rd Malaysian to be on 9rules. Congratulations to that! Of course, I don’t even think of you as one seeing the way you blog has a life of its own. Glad to have you aboard 9rules, feels like this is just an official standing on what you already were before. :)

  • Eli James

    Thanks, Edrei! Yeah Novelr is more of a platform for blooking – I don’t rant here, nor do I let my personal stuff seep into the blog. Malaysianness is saved for the coffee shops! =)