The personal website of Chris Coyier

It’s really easy…

… to make someone feel good. Say hi. Give them a real compliment. I know because I feel great when people do that to me.

It’s also really easy to to make someone feel bad. One little comment can make someone feel terrible. I know because I feel terrible when people do that to me.

The funny thing is the fine line between the two, especially on the internet. Sometimes I’m drafting a comment on someone else’s blog, and I reread it and it feels like I’m being a little bitchy or rude. I stop and rewrite it and find that I can explain what I wanted to say just as well or better when I add a compliment in there and make the tone nicer.

I promise to work on that a lot more if you will.