#Workshop - Nov. 30th @7pm: "Writer's block" and "Follow-ups - any gravy left in that toy?"

Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
How has writer's block right now on reviews?
I'm doing pretty well on my We-Vibe 3 review now that I've gotten started, but I was really hung up for a while---I wanted to be able to compare it with the We-Vibe II, but I don't have one.

Any advice for when that happens in the future? Wanting to have information (about relative strength, for example), but not having it?
11/30/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
How has writer's block right now on reviews?
I have the writer's block!
11/30/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
i dont necessarily have writer's block at the moment, but i'm procrastinating on a few. the hitachi, for one. it's just so MUCH to write about. there's so much one can say about that thing. and the necessity to include everything can ... More
I second this. Sometimes I just know what to write for things I get right away and I start typing and cant stop. Other times its like ......
11/30/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
Do you use condoms?
Haven't for 15 years.
11/30/2011
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
How has writer's block right now on reviews?
For once actually not me, I have submitted 6 reviews this week. I did four alone monday. It is more the follow ups that get me. I do not want to be like.....

The item was great and still is.


Or something simple like that.
11/30/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
Haven't for 15 years.
no harm in asking!
11/30/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
I need to do one on the eden wipes. I don't have anything else to review right now.
well, since they're super useful it shouldn't be too hard.

i like to include other uses than the intended on a review, if possible.

for example, i put a pack o wipes on the back of the toilet and use them after going to the potty. and i even used them recently to wipe down my dashboard and console in my truck. multi-purpose for sure.


i also find it helps alot to read all the other reviews of folks who've written on the same product.
11/30/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I have the writer's block!
For the amount of reviews you put out, if you have writer's block my problem must be that I'm dead.
11/30/2011
wrmbreze wrmbreze
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Originally posted by Beck
For once actually not me, I have submitted 6 reviews this week. I did four alone monday. It is more the follow ups that get me. I do not want to be like.....

The item was great and still is.


Or something simple like that.
Should I wait a month or 2 before doing the follow up?
11/30/2011
Brusselsbrat Brusselsbrat
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
What are you blogs btw? We have a blog directory you know, if you want other edeners to check it out.
Oh wow Really?? I didnt know that! My main one is about coupon, deal, Freebies. TKCQ And then I Co-write at A Women and Her Wand! i bet you can guess what thats about! lol

U need to give me the link to the directory!
11/30/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Kindred
For the amount of reviews you put out, if you have writer's block my problem must be that I'm dead.
HA!
11/30/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Jul!a
I have the writer's block!
some tips i like to give students are to...

Write reviews with the product in sight. It’s good to be able to pick it up, feel it, turn it if possible, and examine it to get ideas about what to write. It’s also much easier than plucking from memory the best/worst features of the toy, as well as the little nuances you may otherwise miss.


If unsure how to begin, I like to fill out the tags for each section of the Extended review. Always use the Extended version when writing reviews. Maybe after 50 reviews you’ll have it down pat and be able to completely write a review without the prompts, however for now it’s best to use Extended version.


The tags will help you think about the features of the toy and get you ready for writing about them. Also find other products which are similar, that you might recommend, whether or not you’ve tried them, and add 4 of them to the ‘similar product’ tab at the bottom. You’ll need the product code for this, found to the left of the product photo on the profile page of the product, or by clicking the ‘i’ for quick info in a search, in which case you’ll find it at the bottom of the product info.


It’s also helpful to read over other reviews, if any, on the same product. This way you get ideas on what not to repeat, what to add, and some inspiration on what to write.
11/30/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
Should I wait a month or 2 before doing the follow up?
It's totally up to you when you feel it's appropriate to do a follow-up. Sometimes it's very soon, sometimes it's months later.
11/30/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by Antipova
I'm doing pretty well on my We-Vibe 3 review now that I've gotten started, but I was really hung up for a while---I wanted to be able to compare it with the We-Vibe II, but I don't have one.

Any advice for when that happens in the ... More
what do you mean exactly? relative strength.. info you dont have? can you be more specific? i cornfused.
11/30/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Brusselsbrat
Oh wow Really?? I didnt know that! My main one is about coupon, deal, Freebies. TKCQ And then I Co-write at A Women and Her Wand! i bet you can guess what thats about! lol

U need to give me the link to the directory! ... More
link
11/30/2011
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
Should I wait a month or 2 before doing the follow up?
Yes or longer, because sometimes at 3 months or 6 the item stop working or has issues.

I kind of wish there was two follow ups.
11/30/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
what do you mean exactly? relative strength.. info you dont have? can you be more specific? i cornfused.
Well like, the new We-Vibe claims to be 40% more powerful than the old one. And I didn't have an old one to compare it with. So I feel like my review won't be as useful as it could be if I could compare them.
11/30/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
Should I wait a month or 2 before doing the follow up?
It really depends on the product.

Follow ups aren't required. Sometimes you don't even need to do one.

Basically, they're good for helping people figure out if they'll still be using it in 6 months or if it broke after 3 months. Things like that.

If you find yourself going "Well, it still works." Maybe a follow-up isn't needed?
11/30/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by aliceinthehole
what do you mean exactly? relative strength.. info you dont have? can you be more specific? i cornfused.
I think they said the We-vibe 3 was 40% stronger than the 2 and she doesn't have the 2 to compare it with.
11/30/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Kindred
For the amount of reviews you put out, if you have writer's block my problem must be that I'm dead.
Lol, I go in spurts I've noticed. I'll bang out a whole bunch, then not feel like writing any for a while. Although after more than 400, I think it's ok if I take a break every now and then lol.
11/30/2011
aliceinthehole aliceinthehole
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Originally posted by wrmbreze
Should I wait a month or 2 before doing the follow up?
it's best to do that. i sometimes dont because i'm impatient... and if i've had to return the product, or sold it on Ebay because i just didnt like it. then the amount of time after the fact doesn't apply.


but i know you're supposed to wait 2 months.
11/30/2011
Starkiller87 Starkiller87
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Originally posted by Jul!a
Lol, I go in spurts I've noticed. I'll bang out a whole bunch, then not feel like writing any for a while. Although after more than 400, I think it's ok if I take a break every now and then lol.
No break till you hit the big 5 0 0
11/30/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by Beck
Yes or longer, because sometimes at 3 months or 6 the item stop working or has issues.

I kind of wish there was two follow ups.
I wish wishing there were two follow-ups too. For lots of mine, I *do* have more to say (I have some follow-ups that are like 7 months past the original review date now), but I don't want to "use up" the follow-up slot in case it breaks sometime in the future, or something.
11/30/2011
Kindred Kindred
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Originally posted by Antipova
Well like, the new We-Vibe claims to be 40% more powerful than the old one. And I didn't have an old one to compare it with. So I feel like my review won't be as useful as it could be if I could compare them.
But I'm guessing that most people interested don't have it either. I have the We Vibe II so I'm not interested in the 3, even if it is more powerful.
11/30/2011
Brusselsbrat Brusselsbrat
Quick Q:

I just started reviews and I love doing Video Reviews. Im better talking then I am typing. I have did a review for the Hitachi but it was a video, Can that Count as one of my First 2 reviews? I would love to request to get Reviews
11/30/2011
Antipova Antipova
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
It really depends on the product.

Follow ups aren't required. Sometimes you don't even need to do one.

Basically, they're good for helping people figure out if they'll still be using it in 6 months or if it broke after ... More
But I want all my reviews to be in order *obsessive-compulsive pout*
11/30/2011
Jul!a Jul!a
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Originally posted by Starkiller87
No break till you hit the big 5 0 0
LOL. Give me like, 6 months. My goal that I set for myself was to hit 100 every 6 months. So far I'm ahead of schedule, since I hit 200 about this time last year.
11/30/2011
Beck Beck
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Originally posted by Antipova
I wish wishing there were two follow-ups too. For lots of mine, I *do* have more to say (I have some follow-ups that are like 7 months past the original review date now), but I don't want to "use up" the follow-up slot in case it breaks ... More
I have a few items that I have thrown out from issues with them and I have to type in the comments what happened and hope someone reads it.
11/30/2011
Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama Hot 'N Sexy TexasMama
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Originally posted by Brusselsbrat
Quick Q:

I just started reviews and I love doing Video Reviews. Im better talking then I am typing. I have did a review for the Hitachi but it was a video, Can that Count as one of my First 2 reviews? I would love to request to get Reviews
You must contact Carrie Ann and get permission to do video reviews and they can usually only be on products that don't have a video review on them already.
11/30/2011
El-Jaro El-Jaro
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Originally posted by Brusselsbrat
Quick Q:

I just started reviews and I love doing Video Reviews. Im better talking then I am typing. I have did a review for the Hitachi but it was a video, Can that Count as one of my First 2 reviews? I would love to request to get Reviews
Not exactly. The two reviews thing for students only count for written reviews...for now.
11/30/2011
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