As a new mom time is like a rare jewel. When I get a spare moment do you know what I like to do? I like to watch an old movie, or paint my nails, or read. You know what I don’t like to do? Search online for someone to come fix my broken cabinet hinge. Which I need by the way, can you fix it?
Whenever I’ve needed to find a new “guy” (I call all my vendors my “guys”, yep even the ladies) I’ve always turned to Yelp. Yelp has served me well over the years. But lately I’ve started to question the star review system. A few ill-gotten 1’s can really screw up a rating and I won’t even LOOK at anything with lower than a 4. And you know what, most of these people don’t even know what I like or value in a “guy.”
So, MrBurritoLover345 you booked an appointment with Ginger the hairstylist and she didn’t know how to do your signature buzz cut? Well that doesn’t matter to me because I’m looking for some Bettie bangs and color. See what I mean?
Nowadays I have even less time for MrBurritoLover345 and his 1 star reviews. When I became pregnant I found a great new doctor and pediatrician but not without a lot of searching.
But you know what I need now? A cabinet guy to fix our broken hinge. Remember? So do I go back to Yelp and Google? Nope! I’ve totally got this whole finding a “guy” thing sorted now. I met GemShare and now I want you to meet them too! Then you can get back to enjoying a glass of wine with your free time.
GemShare is a handy little app on your phone that you can go to and find all your new “guys”. You join groups and ask for recommendations, or “gems” and you can share your own. You have to share, otherwise it’s not fair, see. I know we all love to keep our hairdresser a secret in case they get overrun and you can’t get an appointment but sharing is caring.
Groups are made up of people you know or you can join some new groups and meet new people. Look new “guys” and new friends all in one app! Amazing!
The best part is that you can ask for exactly what you need. If MrBurritoLover345 had used GemShare instead of typing "hair stylist" into Yelp he could have asked his friends and groups for "a hairstylist that rules at buzz cuts" and he would have gotten just that!
To prove how easy it is to use the app here are some screenshots of my account.
And because I love you all I even created a Housewifery group so that we can share our “guys” with each other. So, let’s sip a cocktail and share some Gems!
GemShare is currently available for iOS with an android version coming soon!