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kittycatgirl kittycatgirl
So now that I've been here on Eden for about a week, I am starting to get the hang of things a bit more. I am now writing my first review with the help of some awesome mentors. I have submitted it and I am already reading back over it thinking how much it stinks. Which is fine, since it isn't published yet. But this got me thinking... what is everyone else going to think of it? So I started reading a lot of comments on reviews and I noticed that there are quite a bit of catty or rude comments. Maybe it's just the way I took it, I am not the best with criticism, and maybe it just seemed harsh to me. But it does kind of seem like there is a bit of a Mean Girls kind of thing going on. Not everywhere, and not most people.. but enough to be noticeable. Is it just me? I know I'm going to have to work on my sensitivity issues if I'm going to write reviews
02/24/2012
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Jul!a Jul!a
I don't think it's just you, but I don't think it's a huge issue either, although I admittedly don't spend that much time reading reviews anymore let alone the comments on the reviews. But if you're working with a mentor and you just give it your best shot that's good enough for me at least, and will be for a lot of other people as well.

My advice is to try not to worry about it too much. You should always strive to be your best, but you shouldn't let it get to you much or consume you if you have a few rough patches. After all, it is just the internet, lol.

Also, a preemptive congratulations on publishing your first review
02/24/2012
P'Gell P'Gell
Most comments from regulars on Eden actually are to help people write better reviews. Asking questions about things not mentioned in the review, wanting to know more than the review said, even asking about materials, batteries, size etc are all valid questions on review comments.

I think very few people here are "Mean Girls." This is a writing site, everyone wants to see well written reviews and many will often ask probing questions to help others see what might have been added to a less than stellar review so that a fantastic review can be written in the future. Also, very often people really do need to know answers to the questions they ask in review comments.

Congrats on your first review! Working with your mentor will be very helpful, but also I have found comments on my reviews have helped honed my writing skills a lot.

Good luck.
02/24/2012
kittycatgirl kittycatgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by Jul!a
I don't think it's just you, but I don't think it's a huge issue either, although I admittedly don't spend that much time reading reviews anymore let alone the comments on the reviews. But if you're working with a mentor and ...
Thank you!!
02/29/2012
kittycatgirl kittycatgirl
Quote:
Originally posted by P'Gell
Most comments from regulars on Eden actually are to help people write better reviews. Asking questions about things not mentioned in the review, wanting to know more than the review said, even asking about materials, batteries, size etc are all valid ...
Thanks for your advice. I'm sure it will help me deal with any comments I do get on reviews. I'll be looking at it in much more of a positive way now
02/29/2012
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