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? :)