I have writing experience, so I have no problem encouraging others to write. Maybe people feel that I am too generous with the "useful," "awesome," and "interesting". This is all we have to work with. If you get my attention, and your work is interesting, why shouldn't I tell you why I like it? Why shouldn't I give you a vote up? But that's me. Sometimes people will answer me with a "Thank you for being kind." No, I'm not being kind. If I like what I read, I usually bookmark it and give thanks where thanks is due. I am hoping, by doing this, the writer will be encouraged to write more articles. Simple as that. I can't speak for the others.