-+*I spent 45 minutes on the phone with a customer service representative from one of our vendors. The rep did a terrific job; he listened patiently to my questions, showed me how to troubleshoot my problem, and removed a monthly surcharge that I didn’t need to be paying (that last one really made me happy).
He followed up our phone conversation with an email that referred me to several excellent tutorials on their website.
After this happy experience, I was feeling the love, so I posted a two-sentence rave about the vendor on the Blogging Bistro Facebook page. Of course, I linked to the vendor’s Facebook page so they could bask in the warm fuzzies. (I think that’s a mixed metaphor, but who cares?)
-+*I’d like to welcome Andrea Sharaf to the Blogging Bistro team.
Andrea is a freelance writer and editor based in San Francisco, CA. She studied English at Biola University and Oxford University, and she recently earned a certifcate in editing from the UC Berkeley Extension.
Andrea loves helping others communicate their ideas through words. In her spare time, Andrea enjoys trying new recipes, burying her head in a good book, and exploring San Francisco.
-+*The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society is a delightful novel, written entirely as a series of letters exchanged between Juliet Ashton and her new friends in Guernsey, immediately following World War II. When Julia introduces herself to the Society members, she writes: Since you should know something about me, I have asked the… Read more »
I am a news junkie. Reading the daily newspaper borders on an addiction for me.
Two years ago, I did the unthinkable (at least, in my mind). I canceled my subscription to the home-delivered print edition of my daily paper. Instead, I subscribed to the online versions of several newspapers.
As a freelance journalist myself, I felt as if I was somehow betraying my profession by canceling my subscription. But I must admit that opting out was one of the best decisions I’ve made. I now have an extra hour in my day to do things that are, frankly, more important than reading the paper…
-+*“I’m not very social,” confesses David Jones, owner of the Blazing Onion Burger Company. “But when it comes to my business, I’m an extrovert.” A year ago, Jones created a personal Facebook account and began following “the big guys” — Starbucks, Subway, McDonald’s, Red Mango, Five Guys Burgers and Fries, Red Robin. As he lurked… Read more »
-+*It’s easy to rant about poor customer service. But today, I want to shine the spotlight on several companies that have recently given me exceptional customer service: Dream Dinners My 17-year-old son and I got up early Saturday morning and headed to Dream Dinners’ Mill Creek, WA store to assemble 12 dinners for the upcoming… Read more »
-+*I stopped by my local florist to place an order. Whipped out my American Express card to pay. The clerk put my card on the counter, stared me in the eye, and asked, “Can you pay with cash or check? That way, we don’t have to pay expensive credit card fees.” Taken aback by this… Read more »
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