Dangit’ I had to Add another Widget

\This WordPress template has been very good to me, very good. Especially when it come to the sideboard. A clean, simple, economical sideboard without a lot of “stuff”. So it was a great move for me to get on WordPress.

When I did make this move I made a concerned effort that I would not have all those junk widgets on the sideboard, and there was a lot of junk on those sideboards.

Which brings me to the whole point of this post.

I’ve added another widget, and it’s not just any old widget. It’s a 9rules widget.

Rather than me try to poorly explain what 9rules is/does/stands for how about I just link you to a couple of pages over there and you can see for yourself what the gang at 9rules is trying to accomplish.

I just want to say; in the most simple way, that 9rules is a community that you have to earn your way onto by writing a blog that has good content. Those are my words, as I best understand it.

For and old guy like me to be accepted; well heck, I am pleased that those youngsters think I am providing good content on this here blog, coming to you through these internet tubes. I had kind of figured that I was on the right track based on the e-mail coming my way from readers of this blog.

This recognition is kind of neat and I hope I can continue to provide a place to educate, entertain and or amuse you for a few minutes of your day.

Okay, enough back-slapping.

The one thing I am not sure about is what community this blog should be listed on. I have looked around over there and just can’t figure it out. As far as I can tell I am breaking some new ground with a blog about Landscape Design from a professionals point of view.

I really do not think it is design because the list of design blogs mainly deals with internet/website issues.

If you are a 9rules member and are stopping by to check out this site I’d appreciate any feedback on where you think I should be listed.

Thanks again to the 9rules gang, especially Tyme(thanks) I look forward to being part of the 9rules.

If you’re not a member check out the site, go to the community listing and check out your favorite subject, there are some great writers over there(and now me) with really great info.

Now concerning widgets, I hope I am done but I’ve learned to never say never!

By Rick Anderson

The Whispering Crane Institute was originally formed to act as the umbrella organization for the Philosophy of Design Symposium, and other seminars and workshops given by Rick Anderson and Richard L. Dube’. In the year 2000 WCI became a sole proprietorship owned by Rick Anderson. Today the WCI provides design and consultation services for Landscape Contractors, acts as a Green Industry think tank, and provides training for others in the form of workshops, seminars, and individual consulting. The WCI also provides written material, opinions, case-studies and how-to articles for industry trade magazines.


  1. It’s really great to have you in 9rules, Rick.

    My mom is a hardcore landscape designer, gardener, and since 9rules started my ultimate (inner) goal was to find the best blog on that topic and add it to 9rules some day. I’ve been searching for 3 years, and you’re it! I guarantee she’ll be reading you every single day from now on.

    3 years! I am now humbled to a greater degree . . . I appreciate your kind comments and look forward to making your Mom’s day!

  2. I’m his mom and you definitely made my day! I write and read from upstate NY and I am thankful your site includes ideas I can dream of and use here.
    Thanks very much I appreciate the kind words. if you are in upstate NY you might enjoy a blog called Ellis

    Hollow, I think it’s ellishollow(dot)com. He’s a big time gardener, philosopher, and a funny guy-great stuff.

    Glad to pick up another reader and hope to hear more from you, thanks again.

  3. Rick you truly are a pioneer and I visit practically everyday. I’ve learned a lot! I looked at the 9rules categories and perhaps ‘Education’? Do you have to be in just one?

    Congratulations! (Bowing at your feet:))
    Thanks for the kind words Jeanette, they have put me in the “design” category-they are going to expand that category so it seems the best fit.

    Though I hate to be labeled 🙂

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