I've had person after person ask me why I "check in" via yelp or why I review or why I don't do these things (ie: review) for a living.
I really don't have an answer for that, except for...I'm pretty sure it won't pay me what I want, but if money weren't an object, I'd probably do it for a living. I mean, why not? How about that for a roundabout answer? Hmm? Hmmm?
I review places because I, quite frankly, have an opinion, and would like the public to know. Why wouldn't I warn people of a restaurant where the cook sneezes into her hands and then puts those same hands in a bowl of noodles? Ewww. Why wouldn't I want people to know that there's a restaurant that has great service, great food, and great prices, or that there's a venue that's absolutely magical and my friends, who were looking for such a place, should get married there? Why would I NOT share that information? With everyone?
We get out a lot, I admit that - to restaurants, bars, events at different venues. Each one, in my humble opinion, has a little bit o' something that needs to be shared with the general public (that would be YOU).
So yeah, that's why I review. That and I get to go to some pretty cool events where there's food, booze, shwag, great people (watching), plus networking...for free. All so I can write my tiny little opinion about it later in hopes that it generates some business (or not).
Does this make you want to write reviews? If even a little bit? :)
I'm a caretaker. Just like it says in the title. That is what I am. There's a reason why people call me "Mother". It has nothing to do with the CIA. At all. Turns out.
I watch out for everyone. I can't help that. I can't stand seeing my friends upset or hurt because oddly enough, I physically feel their pain. I can't handle it when an employee is having a meltdown and everyone else is standing around with their mouths open, wondering what to do - I have to do something about it. I shed a tear when I see an animal that's been abused (humane society ads be damned!). I am very passionate about things that have nothing to do with me.
I want to make the world safer for my family, my friends, my friends' families, their pets (yes, cats included). I wish there was more I could do.
But I am one person. And I can only do so much.
So why am I in the position I'm in now?
I do not know.
I should be a counselor, a nurse, an EMT, a therapist.