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Independent Content Sites

When is the last time you sent a site owner a note and complimented him/her/them for a helpful site, a nice design, a good article, or some positive comment? I don’t know of one single person on this earth who doesn’t appreciate hearing something nice, and it also spreads good will.

Positive notes are so appreciated, especially when they’re about one of my independent content sites. This kind note landed in my email today from a visitor to my site: is absolutely, positively the BEST resource I’ve found for website info. I’ve searched for a year while putting together our company’s website. My search has ended. Keep up the GREAT work!

karend@. . . . .

Independent content sites like are truly labors of love. We produce sites like this because we want to, even though we don’t get paid, we pour countless hours into them, and may lose sleep working on them after our client work for the day.

I don’t know about anyone else, but for me getting such nice notes adds even more fuel to the fire already burning. It’s so great to hear that someone else finds it helpful and useful, as that’s the whole point of that site. That makes my day.

And by the way, next time you’re out, stop by the flower shop on your way home.

01:31 pm, pst26 March, 2002 Comments, Trackbacks ·

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