Sarah from Yes And Yes had this great idea of making 9 nice things in 9 days, and the first one is to write a yelp review for a small business you like.
Now that got me thinking.
You see, the thing is, I always want to write reviews. For this cute restaurant I’ve been to, a thank-you opinion about a doctor who helped me, a review on a small, family-run hotel I’ve been to in Crete… But the problem is, I rarely do it. I put it off until tomorrow, the day after tomorrow, next month and next year. First I exclaim: “Yes, great place! I totally need to help them grow by giving them a good score on the Internet” and then I just forget all about it.
Which is a shame because:
a) I rely a lot on other people’s opinion while choosing a hotel, a restaurant or even a doctor so it’s only fair I should repay with the same.
b) I believe the world is unfair enough as it is and it’s good to add some fairness to it by praising the nice guys and criticizing the bad ones :)
But ok, today we are concentrating on praising :)
Thanks to Sarah I finally got round to it and wrote several reviews! And if feels good. And I hope it will bring those places/people more customers/clients, and who knows, maybe even more smiles will appear?
If you know of a shop, a cafe, a hairdresser or anyone else that you really like, why not join Sarah her quest and spread the word? Doesn’t take much time and costs nothing, but leaves a trace of goodness in the world :)