Even when you have been around as long as ExecuNet has (21 years and counting) and over that time have gotten more than your fair share of kudos for whatever, it still makes you feel good when they keep coming. If nothing else, it reminds the organization that consistency is critical.
I am happy to say that we were reminded of this yet once again when we got notice that we were once again a WEDDLE's User's Choice winner. What WEDDLE's does is to post a ballot of 114 sites (not counting write ins) and allows "users" roughly a year to vote for their favorites.
Scientific? Probably not, but when you end up on a list that includes scores of sites that spend beaucoup bucks on advertising it gives you a David vs. Goliath kind of feeling. Even more comforting is knowing that it probably isn't a fluke if your company has been there each and every year since the inception of the awards.
So, are we pleased? For sure. Are we aware that reputations are hard to earn? For sure. Are we aware that reputations can be easily lost? For sure. Are we incented to continue to merit this sort of recognition? You bet.