More bloggers are starting to talk about reader appreciation. Maybe the RA Project is starting to be very effective on many levels. We are seeing more people look into it, and we are also seeing more people treat their readers with respective comments.
Should fake appreciation be as respected as real appreciation?
A question arises in my mind every day though: if I see obviously fake appreciation online, should I still respect it, the same way I would respect real appreciation from someone? Is replying to comments simply to fulfill an obligation and give an illusion of caring about the community the same as responding to comments because of wanting to and caring about the community because of a real feeling of care?
Do you care if businesses showed fake appreciation only to get your money?
Imagine going to a dentist where the receptionist thanks you for visiting the dentist that day, and you know it is fake for some various reason, like the receptionist saying that to everyone, verbatim, word for word and outside the office you see that same receptionist telling someone that the dentist office only cares about money.
Would you differentiate between the real and fake appreciation? Or would you be satisfied with appreciation even if it is fake?
Please let me know what you think. Thank you.