To review, or not to review, that is the question; Sorry, Shakespeare!

Mr. John Mr. John
To review, or not to review, that is the question; Sorry, Shakespeare!

Snowminx asked me this question regarding a recent forum post I had made. The specific’s regarding the post isn’t important, but I think her question was valid. “If you own so many why don't you make reviews on any of them?”.

My answer is as follows:
You have a valid question. First, let me say that I have the utmost respect for those who submit reviews. I love to pour over them, be it here at Eden, Amazon, or many other .com sites. But, it takes a special sort of person who is motivated to do so. Some here, I believe are motivated to solely accrue points. Some people are truly altruistic with purely wanting to help others. And, some other reviewers are a combination of both. So, what category would I place myself in you might ask. I am admittedly uninterested in point gathering, so you might suppose that I could be altruistic. In many cases that would be true. However, my big problem, if I took the altruistic approach would be review content. I feel I happen to lack the restraint and clarity for writing a good review. You and other readers would likely end up with a novel, rather than a review. It’s in my DNA to be too thorough. That is not conducive for writing a good review. If you look at this response alone, it should become perfectly clear to you as to why I don’t write reviews.

Okay, so you now have my opinion as to why I’m not a reviewer, whether you agree with me or not. But, I am now interested in hearing your perspective. So, my question is simply why or why not do you write reviews?
05/17/2013
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MrWill MrWill
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. John
To review, or not to review, that is the question; Sorry, Shakespeare!

Snowminx asked me this question regarding a recent forum post I had made. The specific’s regarding the post isn’t important, but I think her question was valid. “If you own ... More
It gives me a break from my "real" life, and gives me a chance to walk my literary legs looking for better ways to term things or explain them... Well, that and the fact that I love having new toys. lol
05/17/2013
Edeneve Edeneve
it helps me get back into writing & it's helping me improve my writing skills. besides, I love doing the research.
05/17/2013
rosythorn rosythorn
I am trying to hone my writing skills a little more since I left college I have become rusty. So I figure this is good practice
05/17/2013
js250 js250
There are a few reasons why I write reviews. The most important one is to help others make an informed decision prior to pending hard earned money or points on an item. Next, I love to write!!! Last, I am giving back to a site that as been very generous to me and has provided me with the means to enjoy and discover new items and luxury toys.
05/17/2013
Mr. John Mr. John
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. John
To review, or not to review, that is the question; Sorry, Shakespeare!

Snowminx asked me this question regarding a recent forum post I had made. The specific’s regarding the post isn’t important, but I think her question was valid. “If you own ... More
I thought I should give readers further evidence of why I am not good reviewer material. Just take a look at my use of the word "pour". That's fine for milk over cereal. But, when one is reading, it is "pore" over.

Dear MrWill,
Your previous post is a fine example of what it takes to do a review. The post you did was simple and eloquent.
05/17/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I write because I like to help people before they make a purchase. I recently, a couple of years ago just got into reading reviews before I purchase anything from anywhere. I have purchased things in the past to only have it fall apart on me after getting it and not having it for so long. I also want to brush up on writing skills, doing a lot of stuff online I got lazy and started using internet language. I can say Eden is the only site that I will write a thorough review. On Amazon I give a little but not as much as I give here. I enjoy getting to try out products that I would not even be able to afford let alone get for doing stuff to contribute for a honest review.
05/17/2013
Woman China Woman China
I love comparing similar things and discussing how and why they work. And I was tired of buying products (not just from here)where people would rave about how wonderful this thing was, so I bought it, got it home... utter flop.

So now I write reviews of anything I order online so other people can compare, get a honest answer to many questions and also to call out companies for saying one thing and doing another.

One day... I hope there is a standard for words like "intensity", "power" in the sex toy industry. Because really... subjectivity doesn't always work in a review unless it is explained and compared.
05/17/2013
gsfanatic gsfanatic
I do respect the people who write reviews, and I keep meaning to, but things keep getting in the way
05/18/2013
evie.amor evie.amor
First and foremost, I review because, as you mentioned, I myself pour over reviews of any product I'm thinking about purchasing. So, I feel good being able to give back and help out others make well informed decisions. If everyone was too lazy to review than no one would get the benefit of them, so I try to get off my lazy butt and contribute!

And yes, while would love to say I review only out of the altruism of my heart, the points are a little extra motivational boost because of the amount of time it takes me to write an "Eden worthy" review.

In conclusion, I love this site and I'd review even if there weren't points. However, the points motivate me to take the 8+ hours to write a thorough review and read and re-read it to make sure it's up to par and EU.
05/18/2013
GONE! GONE!
I'm an okay writer so I really have no reason not to write one other than not feeling like it or not having strong feelings on a product.
05/19/2013
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
I have so many items that i haevent reviewed. I just don't want to.
05/19/2013
ViVix ViVix
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. John
To review, or not to review, that is the question; Sorry, Shakespeare!

Snowminx asked me this question regarding a recent forum post I had made. The specific’s regarding the post isn’t important, but I think her question was valid. “If you own ... More
I do review, but I don't review every single item that I get. I also lack motivation at times.
05/19/2013
stacylyn stacylyn
Quote:
Originally posted by Mr. John
To review, or not to review, that is the question; Sorry, Shakespeare!

Snowminx asked me this question regarding a recent forum post I had made. The specific’s regarding the post isn’t important, but I think her question was valid. “If you own ... More
I do not do it
05/19/2013
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