The Appreciation Factor

All things Appreciation: Things to Appreciate and the Ways we look at, Show and Think about Appreciation.

About The Appreciation Factor

Thank you for taking a moment to visit and/or follow my blog. I hope it will be both.

I’ve always been passionate about writing thank you notes.  Well that’s not quite true.  As a child, I didn’t enjoy writing them, not sure anyone enjoys writing to their grandparents thanking them for the gifts as a child.  It was always a chore and only the threat of “no more gifts” would make it happen, and then they weren’t the greatest letters.  However, it was a practice I’m glad I was taught and wish more parents would teach today.  As I grew older I came to appreciate how much the handwritten note meant, and the time and thought that went into writing one and sending it through the mail. For me a handwritten and/or thank you note shows respect and gratitude for anothers’ time and consideration.

When I thought about starting a blog back in 2012, I knew that I wanted it to be meaningful, authentic, and about a topic that was near and dear to me.  Thank you notes won out.  However, I knew that it would be challenging to find bi-weekly, let alone monthly ways to talk about thank you notes, but found that I was equally passionate about appreciation and how we express and show it to others.

I did research, finding a name and phrase not used* and created this blog to discuss appreciation in its many forms, whether it be appreciation of the small things in life, appreciating others both on a personal level or those we work with, or simply how you can show your appreciation.  I wanted to present my point of view on the subject. It’s less important whether my readers agree with me or not (yes I’d love for you to like what I have to say), but I write/post more so to provide a point of view that you may not have considered, or assistance if someone comes looking for insight on appreciation, gratitude and/or and thank you notes.

I cover lots of topics on appreciation, from thank you notes and why we say thank you, to why it’s important to show appreciation and kindness.  Sometimes I’ll even talk to inspiration – which while is a little different, I think is related in how I appreciate the things around me, because they inspire me.  Whenever possible, I’ll link to other relevant blogs and articles that either support or contrast my point of view.

Again, while you may not always agree with the point of view or topic I’ve presented, my hope is that you’ll see it as simply another way to look at something.

I’ll post as often as I can, especially when things grab my attention, but I always strive to have a meaningful post vs. posting for posting sake.  Please feel free to suggest topics or share your questions about appreciation.   So far my reader’s suggestions have been amazing and several have sparked other new ideas as well!

I hope you like what you see, you’ll share my posts with others, read topics from my archive, and that you’ll consider following my blog.  Better yet, you’ll start writing thank you notes!

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Please note:  While I am open to inquiries, so far, I have not partnered, nor have I been compensated to share my thoughts on any products, sites or services I’ve talked about in posts.  All thoughts and opinions are my own.

Thanks again for visiting!


* P.S. To clarify the URL.  This blog is NOT associated with The Appreciation (a Send Out Cards company) nor their companion Facebook page.  Unfortunately I waited to secure the TheAppreciationFactor URL when I started this blog in 2012 and another firm later purchased it and created a business site and FB page with the same name as mine. I am looking into options for a permanent URL that won’t take away from The Appreciation Factor’s name or purpose.

3 thoughts on “About The Appreciation Factor

  1. It’s nice to meet you,K! Your blog sounds wonderful!


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