Who art thou Philly Review?
I am so excited to write this post right now. Honestly, I am hoping to find this in the archives years from now and do a fist pump or two. For years, I have benefited by creating many things including : Web Sites, Logos, illustrations, online training courses , writings and much more. My friend Vince, who is my partner and also small business owner has worked on a lot of projects as well such as Web Development , Domain Property Management and Marketing. One of the most important lessons we have received over the years is no matter what the “thing” is that is created its all about the people who consume it… its always about the people and the connections you have with them. We also have a couple key reviewers who are experts in their field like Anne Marie Scalies who is not only a theater aficionado but also Producing Director & Owner of Nightcap Cabaret which is a local Cabaret Company… she is super passionate and you can see that in her writing.
After creating so many things for other people we decided it was time to have something we could call our own. Since Vince owns hundreds of domain names I had the ability to literally cherry pick whichever property that we were to build our house on. It was really a no brainer for me…phillyreview.com . It embodies everything we envisioned for the writings and rants of some Philly suburb kids.
Before a pixel was placed we knew a few things about this site that we needed to make non-negotiables: First, it wasn’t solely about Philadelphia proper, plenty of people have that covered. As I said before, if you ask someone from any of the surrounding counties where they are from they will instinctively say “I am from Philly”. Philly is an attitude! We live and have lived in Delaware, Chester and Montgomery counties for most of our lives and including present day. While all of these counties are different they share some very familiar traits and it’s all Philly baby! Some may disagree with all of those places counting as Philly and demand a City of Philly publication… good news there are a ton out there. We might even go off the grid to places where Philadelphians go like “down the shore” or the Poconos.
Second, because of the broad scope of the domain name we agreed that we would review just about anything that made sense and that people may want to read about. While we have the site broken into categories that we feel cover a broad range we know that we experience all types of things on a daily basis. These may include products, services, feelings about a subject, rants or even just words of wisdom from past experiences.
Lastly, it’s all about honesty for us. If we eat at a restaurant and the food sucks, We will tell you it sucks. I may point out some positives but in the end of it sucks… it sucks. Obviously taste is subjective but our opinion will always hit the writing.
We hope you enjoy this publication and follow us on at least one of our social feeds. If you have any feedback or suggestions please drop us a line.
–C and V
Training & Development Director by day; Daddy, Husband and web junkie by night. For years I have benefited by creating many things including : Web Sites, Logos, illustrations, online training courses , writings and much more.