Wow, I've been a slacker.
But I've found a GREAT reason to post: Punchtab.
You will notice the red ribbon on the upper left corner. It is part of a plugin to REWARD you for interacting with this site. So far, I gotta say, I'm impressed with it.
I've seen the idea elsewhere, but nowhere has done it with such FREEMIUM enthusiasm.
The integration is pretty much seemless and is improving by the second. I put it on the site this week and have already seen multiple changes (all great improvements!).
What is even more impressive: the folks behind it. See them here. In asking questions and getting responses, I've already interacted with Ben and Mehdi. And they were RESPONSIVE. Mind you, this the early phase so I'm sure it'll get harder, but they raised some money to help with that.
As more and more of online is becoming about gamification, it is nice to see a product REALLY do it in such a simple and positive manner.
Being an "early adopter" means you have go with the flow with a startup like Punchtab, but they have made it easy to be a guinea pig.
I'll post a reviewy review soon after some more playing around with it, but if you are a blogger or company looking at getting more interaction with your website- get Punchtab and start playing with it.