GoodPeopleStories.com, First-Ever Community-Built Database Of Good People, Spreading Positivity By Recognizing Acts Of Kindness

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GoodPeopleStories.com, the newest brainchild of serial entrepreneur Evan Bailyn, has a unique goal: to become the largest community-built collection of stories about good people in the world.

GoodPeopleStories.com, the newest brainchild of serial entrepreneur Evan Bailyn, has a unique goal: to become the largest community-built collection of stories about good people in the world. Users simply log on to the website, type the name of a good person in their life, and write a few paragraphs about why they appreciate that person. Their story is then automatically entered into a fully-searchable database. The next time someone Googles that person’s name, the story will show up in the search results. The website’s stated goal is to have ten thousand entries by next year.

The technique of causing stories to show up in search engine results is also intended to motivate others to contribute. “When a person sees that someone took the time to write an uplifting story about them, they may feel inspired to spread some of that good karma by writing a story or two of their own. In that regard, the site has a built-in marketing strategy.”

Bailyn, who also owns the most recognized ghostwriting company in the country, says he thought of the idea while reading the newspaper one day. “I was reading a story about a website that asks women to submit the names of guys who have cheated on them. They were compiling a ‘Do Not Date’ list. I immediately recognized the potential of creating a database of people’s names – except with a positive slant. Then I realized the real implications of the idea: that writing about people you appreciate gets you to focus on the positive and creates inspirational reading for others. It’s an important service to provide, especially in this day and age, where everything we read is decidedly negative.”

With the help of the technical staff in his office, Bailyn had the website up and running within a week. He then made calls and sent out e-mails to everyone he knew. “In the beginning, I had some trouble finding people to contribute stories. People always prefer to give their time to a project that’s already off the ground. But once a few people added stories, the idea caught on really quickly.”

By the second weekend of the website’s existence, over 40 new stories had been added. “I checked the site and couldn’t believe my eyes” Bailyn explains. “I was overjoyed to see such an outpouring of love and gratitude. I can only hope it will continue.”

As for the future, Bailyn feels optimistic. “We already have a number of people who have offered to sponsor the site, which is very helpful because it’s not a for-profit endeavor. I think we’ll continue to grow until we reach our goal of 10,000 entries. And after that, there will be other goals. I have a far-reaching vision for this project. As idealistic as it sounds, I hope that this database of stories can contribute to a greater sense of unity in the world.”

For information: http://www.goodpeoplestories.com
Contact: eb @ pegr.com

Phone: 212-695-4074

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