When my kids were young I read a few books on parenting and psychology. There I learnt that you are supposed to praise your child nine times for every one time you tell them off!
No-one does this; but I started making an effort. Instead of just taking it for granted that they would sit quietly reading a book, for example, I started saying, “You’re sitting there very quietly. Well done!” Or, “Thank you for helping me take the dishes out.” It definitely made a difference to the child; instead of only being reprimanded; to also be praised.
I do this to my dogs now, especially Little Monkey, oh she of little brain. I have taught her not to come charging into the house like a whirlwind, but rather to enter calmly and sit down on her mat straight away. Even after eight years, I still praise her when she does this, and say, “On your mat! Good girl!”
In similar vein, I have to say to Word.press, “Well done!” It seems you have listened to us; the bloggers.
I have noticed that your new Stats page is no longer one long scroll down, but the information is now presented side by side.
I have noticed that you have added a lot more information to the stats, to make it more in line with the old stats page.
I have noticed further, that your new notifications, that got such a bad rap when launched, has improved ten fold. It now indicates when we have replied to a comment, and more recently, a bar has appeared at the top that we can click on to select individually: “All, Unread, Follows, Comments and Likes.”
Since I have complained in the past about things on Word.press, it is only fair that I also now praise WP for a job well done. Thank You. Three Cheers for WP.
And it still costs me nothing!