Archive | November, 2007

RA Project Screenshot of Comments Section

How to Implement the RA Project Comment Section

Reader DJ Slim asks: I absolutely love the layout of your comments section, with the pictures off to the side. I have never seen anything quite like it. Would you be willing to share your code along with the css stuff so i could implement it on my blog? Well Slim, I will absolutely share […]

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5 Stereotypes of Blogger Appreciation

As I always say, “Stereotypes are everywhere.” There are stereotypes in both reader appreciation and blogger appreciation. Today I would like to tell you about 5 stereotypes many bloggers have when it comes to blogger appreciation that stems from readers towards the bloggers. These 5 points can either make or break relationships that one may […]

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Sand Mandala

Is Money A Motivator? Just Tell Me How Much

It has been noticed that when it comes to employees, salary is not a motivator. No matter how big it is, it’s a matter of months until the employee gets used to it, and treats it like a given, regardless the passion and commitment for the job. This is why employers who want to keep […]

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What is Reader Appreciation? Giving up in winning arguments

Among many other sources, online disagreements can stem from commentors, readers, e-mailers, instant messenger buddies, and also from other bloggers in the form of direct disagreeing posts. Many disagreements come from the passion that a person may feel towards a certain topic. Usually, many people stand their ground in disagreements or avoid them altogether. Different […]

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Grand Piano in Living Room

The Four-Star Treatment

This week I had the privilege of staying in my first 4-Star hotel. Four-Stars are supposed to be somewhat luxurious in appearance and have great service. But man was I in culture shock. When I walked into the lobby, someone was playing on a grand piano with numerous suits-and-ties watching with interest. I showed up […]

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Happy Thanksgiving From RA Project

As a member of RA Project, I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving. I’d like to take this time to express various thanks to readers/users of this site. Thank You Plugin Users Thank you to the 10,000+ people who have downloaded Ajax Edit Comments. The amount of support people have shown me behind this […]

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Butterfly effect

If You Were To Start Again, What Would You Change?

Have you ever heard of the “butterfly effect“? Theory says that the flap of a butterfly’s wings in Brazil can set off a tornado in Texas. Believe it or not, very small changes in the initial conditions (e.g. in your past) can lead to huge differences in the present. These being said, I’ve always been […]

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6.5 Ways to Irritate Your Readers

One of the things I routinely write about here at the project is how reader appreciation is basically customer service on the Internet. For example, when you lose a reader, you lose a customer. I’ve also compared a blog to a store and mentioned some items every blog out there has to sell. Adding onto […]

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Gravatar: Reader appreciation after a site is sold

Today I would like to ask you a simple question: what happens to reader appreciation when you a sell a site that has readers? Does the old site owner have any obligation to those readers? Does the new site owner have any obligation to those readers? Should the readers themselves expect anything from such a […]

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Goodbye, my dear R – aka Ex C

From: Bes Z To: R, aka Ex “C” Dear R, How are you doing? I hope you are doing better, and I hope you are feeling better too. The last few times I have seen you around, things have been hectic. I have been busy with a lot of things, and I am sorry I […]

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