It’s no secret that you, the people who read my blog, are full of excellent ideas. The comments you leave add great value to my articles, and I’ve been told so on many occasions.
Therefore, I’m going to start highlighting comments along the way. Those that deserve extra attention. Here’s the first batch (more to follow soon).
“To a client who once told me, ‘It shouldn’t take you more than 20 mins to do this, why are you charging so much for so little work?’ My response was ‘It only takes 20 mins because I have 20 years of knowledge and experience to back me up.’”
“Just by making a small shift in mindset, you begin to realize that you really are an expert, and not just a pen (or tablet and mouse) for hire.”
“All of you students who are saying it’s great experience to post in the SitePoint contests, I applaud your initiative. It’s great that you’re getting out there. However, if you’re willing to work for such little money, one suggestion is that you contact a small non-profit near you (and if you believe in their mission, so much the better) and inquire if there’s any work that they need done for very low pay. Many smaller organizations don’t have very much money, but could really use help with their web site, logo, publications, etc. They’d get better quality design than what they’re used to (typically a volunteer clip-arting away in Publisher or Microsoft Word) and you’d get some money, experience, and pieces for your portfolio.”
“Dove may be hypocritical for being under a parent company that owns it and Slim Fast, but how hypocritical are we, as people, if we watch the Dove commercials and agree with them, while drinking a Slim Fast? Should we really hold companies to greater responsibility than we hold ourselves?”
“People make almost instant judgments about others based on their site design, but when you’re so close to it, it’s difficult to be objective about what kind of impression you’re leaving with your visitors. So, it would be really nice to have input from others who could help us refine the look of our sites to accurately reflect our ‘image.’”
Thanks again for all the kind comments you’ve left here. The current comment count is 7,803, spread over 296 articles. That’s an average of 26 comments per blog post. The aim is to highlight as many different commenters as possible (a small thank you for your time and thoughts), so perhaps next time you’ll be the one featured?