Reciprocity . . . Thank you, no thank YOU, no, no, really THANK YOU!
I just love the word “reciprocity”. If it shorted easier I would have named a dog that:). Webster’s describes it as follows: the quality or state of being reciprocal: mutual dependence, action, or influence.
When I started writing this blog I guess I really didn’t know where it would take me or what I was supposed to write. It has just kind of, taken on a life of it’s own. Sometimes I can whip off a post in 15 minutes. However, occasionally I may be working on one post for several hours or more before it is complete. I don’t know why, but I just get the feeling that it is important that I expand upon a particular subject, and I know the time is passing, but I keep at it anyway. I have never regretted the extra time I have spent because I get those awesome thank you notes you guys have been posting in my comments section–I do appreciate all of you that have been sharing your words of praise. What you have written has been very kind and I feel very humbled when I tell you that I feel like I have a relationship with each of you, even though I have never met many of you in person.
So I am going to be completely honest, recently it has come to my attention that the direct sales on our website has dramatically increased since I have been writing this blog. Not that I needed justification for the time I have spent, but it appears that the hours I may spend typing to you at my computer, has resulted in many of you reciprocating my efforts by purchasing product directly from us at the clickerdogs.com website. That is really awesome, and I just wanted to let all of you know how very much I do appreciate it. Yes, I would still be blogging even if you hadn’t, but B.F. Skinner has proven to all of us how well positive reinforcement works to increases behaviour:). So now, if I get carried away obsessing about the details of a blog post, I can look at it as me reciprocating the efforts of the last person that checked out our new on line store to make that most recent purchase. For that I truly thank you.
Today I am grateful for all of you that have been letting me know that you find value in the dog training suggestions I have made on this blog. Even though I may not have time to answer each of you, I do read all of your notes and look at all of those video links you send me. I thank you for allowing me to be part of your journey.