Wednesday, October 22, 2008

MSN Money and Me

*cross-posted on

Who knew that a simple comment could drive site traffic so high?

The other day I commented on the blog Student Scrooge. The post was in regards to tipping and the practices used by servers to increase their tips. I don't comment a lot but this was one post I felt I had the knowledge with which to back up my comment. What I didn't know was that this post would be used by Karen Datko on MSN Money in her post dated October 21st. Or that she would choose my comment to be included as part of her post.

The lesson? Words are forever. You never know how they will be used, good or bad, so think about what you say (or write) before it comes out of your mouth.

While I'm tickled to be included in this article, I'm also happy that what I wrote was not something that could come back to haunt me. Not to mention that I enjoy looking at my site meter to see where all of these visitors to my little site are from.


the mama bird diaries said...

very smart advice.

Nichole M said...

Wow! That's really cool! And upselling isn't an strategy that is unique to servers; I've heard the term used in several other situations. Like when I worked retail!

Shania said...

Wow! You're practically famous! Congrats on the link. and the fact that my words may come back to haunt me? Well, it haunts me.

miwise said...

Many restaurants suggest upselling. More money for them.

Congrats, famous lady!

Vanessa said...

Totally awesome! Enjoy the spotlight!

Vanessa said...

I'm always amazed at the anger brought out in some people by the mere mention of tipping. The guy who keeps on with the $5 per table is fair really gets my goat. Sure servers in WA state make $8 per hour plus tips, but they also pay $1000/mo for a tiny studio apartment plus $6/gallon for milk. They NEED that money and I lived there, I know!