Now You Can Vote For Your Favorite Stories

Please note that this is my 100th post on this site! I celebration of that feat, I am adding a new feature. Read on.

I have been publishing stupid stories on my web site since 2000. It started when I was in college doing web design at St. Thomas. I made a site on the St. Thomas server (It was iss.stthomas.edu/sauerw to be exact), and used Cold Fusion to post my thoughts for my friends. The only way you could get to the site was through my AOL Instant Messenger profile (sowcow50). People started reading my site for whatever reason, and I started to get a decent number of people who would email me/call me/talk to me at parties saying that they had read my web site and thought it was funny. So, I kept on posting, and it has gone from there. Some months I would post every day, but ever since I graduated college, my post frequency has declined to a high of 1-2 posts a month to a low of one post a quarter (with the exception of my travel diaries, which are often posted daily).

I guess I just created this site to write stuff. There was no commercial intent, no real reason for the site at all, other than to just write stuff when I was bored. Somehow it has caught on among people that I know and don’t know, and now I get thousands of visitors a month, and the number of visitors increases each and every month! I swear that I don’t even know that many people, but somehow people keep coming back.

Since people do keep coming back, and there are always new visitors each month, I thought I would implement a voting feature on the site where you can vote for your favorite posts in the history of js.com. Starting today, you can vote for each post on the site from a scale of 1 (sucks) to 5 (awesome). I put a sidebar on the right hand side of the screen that shows the top 10 rated stories on the site. This will allow you loyal readers who have supported me since the early 2000’s to reminisce about your favorite stories. It will also give good exposure to my new readers to see what this site is all about.

So please, take some time out of your day to vote for your favorite posts on jeffsauer.com. It will really make me feel special, and it will also make the site a little better for new visitors.

You can vote 1-5 for any post by simply clicking the star at the bottom of each post. Your vote will be automatically entered, and the sidebar will be updated. Thanks in advance!

Jeff

P.S. I am working on lining up a string of posts that will appear every Wednesday on this blog for the next several months. This will hopefully keep you interested in the site, since new content is awesome. I will even try to throw in posts on days other than Wednesday if people start to leave comments and I get people coming here more frequently.

About Jeff Sauer

I started blogging in the year 2000, and go in spurts of inspiration followed by long dormancy. I love writing, and your comments keep me going, so comment!

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Comments

  1. Awesome idea!!! I wish i could do all that jazz on Typepad, it is a really sweet feature!!