When you come home at the end of the day with a smile on your face, it’s infectious. No matter how your friends or family are doing, you’ll make them feel better. We think everyone should always be able to find news that can make them smile…Welcome to All Things Good, a one-of-a-kind service set out to find good things and share them with the world.
It’s all about choices when looking for news so we figured why not help feed people a diet rich in good news? You might ask yourself why– and that’s a great question. Smiles are contagious and our mission is to deliver them as much as possible. It’s just that simple.
Maybe you ask what kind of news can do that? We think its the kind of good news that feeds your soul. It can be as simple as a story about a man getting to vote for the first time after being held for decades on death row for a crime he didn’t commit. Or about a foster dad who adopted five siblings to keep them from being separated.
There’s always plenty of good news like that, but it’s difficult to find a steady supply. That’s where we come in…
Our team works tirelessly to find feel-good stories in obscure subreddits and other online forums, and helps amplify the message and get it into your feed to deliver a feel good moment. It’s that simple. The only thing we ask in return is to put a smile on your face.
So as we grow All Things Good, the only metric we care about is how many smiles we generate. We don’t have a big picture business model. We have a big picture smile model. We aren’t trying to increase engagement; we are trying to create the chance for smiles to spread across every face that visits our Instagram account.
Right now, anyone can send us a story that they’d like to see on All Things Good, but chances are it’s hard to make the home page. But that’s going to change in Q1, 2020. We’ll be making it easier by launching a citizen journalist app that lets anyone document and quickly submit the kinds of stories we love to feature. Like the one we posted recently about two rescue dogs that fought off someone robbing their owner. First he saved their lives, and then they saved his. More than 240,000 people liked the post, and it’s easy to see why.
But we want to directly impact positivity, not just document it. That’s why we’ve started making a series of grants to projects that empower people to do good things in their community. For example, we’re sponsoring a man in inner city Chicago who’s stocking a fridge so that the hungry have something to eat. A hundred dollars may not seem like a lot of money, but in the right hands, it can have a significant impact on people’s lives.