I hate to be a bitchy webmistress, but once this ring hit 80 sites, in March of 2000, I realized that I was getting sick of admitting sites that met the bare minimum requirements and had lousy HTML. Following 3/20/00, Mightier Than The Sword is going to be much pickier about site design and HTML than it has been before.
Your webring page must be no more than one - clearly labeled! - click away from your front page. Visitors don't want to hunt around for a webring they're navigating, and nor do I.
Your site should feature any or all of the below