How many of you have a brain cramp when it comes to trying and reviewing a great product, then trying to write a review on another that doesn't come close?

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How many of you have a brain cramp when it comes to trying and reviewing a great product, then trying to write a review on another that doesn't come close?

markeagleone markeagleone
I was wondering how many of you had the issue I am now confronting. I was wondering if you have any feed-back to resolve the issue.
Answers (public voting - your screen name will appear in the results):
Yes, I have ran into the problem
wetone123 , Sebmissive , Waterfall , ❦Angel Of Music❦ , EvaChangeN , Crash , potstickers , Alan & Michele , KatPawz2003 , Tori Rebel , Lady Venus , P'Gell , Emma (Girl With Fire) , Misfit Momma , Persephone Nightmare , cherryredhead88 , Lolla Munz , padmeamidala , Kake aka PoeticErotica , PiratePrincess , Shellz31 , kendra30752 , Linga , lovemuscle n cookie , dezzydezire , MaryExy , wa2cee , lobstermanswife , leanright69 , Vanille , tA , Love Perpetua
32  (89%)
No, I haven't yet
Ivy Wilde , MissMori , Silverdrop
3  (8%)
I can easily bounce back and forth
viemoira
1  (3%)
Total votes: 36
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04/04/2011
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wetone123 wetone123
It always seems harder to review a product you do not like. I have had this problem. You just have to be honest and tell how rotten the product is! You are a great reviewer and I'm sure you will get thru this and find a great product to review next time around
04/04/2011
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
I approach most reviews the same. Tell the reader about the toy, kind of like a descriptive review. Then in the performance/experience section talk about the good or bad. I feel that the other sections (if I am using the extended format) are for telling about the product, so thats what I try to do.

I dislike when a person hates the toy and the review is all negative. It could work really good for someone else, so I feel the review still need all the good info about the toy.
04/04/2011
danellejohns danellejohns
I think this question is two-fold. One I would have a hard time if I came across a product I really, really didn't like and try to review it with some sort of positives to it. I mean it could be as simple as "it did turn on, which is a good thing".

But I can also see this in a different light. As having a toy that was spectacular and then doing one that "would have been" if it had been tried first. I think BBW had a close situation with her "Mimi" and I may just be dealing with it now, because of the True Love experience.

I am sure the greatness might fade in due time but until then I would guess it will be hard.
04/04/2011
wetone123 wetone123
Quote:
Originally posted by ToyTimeTim
I approach most reviews the same. Tell the reader about the toy, kind of like a descriptive review. Then in the performance/experience section talk about the good or bad. I feel that the other sections (if I am using the extended format) are for ...
Yes, tis true. Someone out there may really love a product that you do not, so it's best to consider other body types etc. while reviewing. Always put the good and the bad. Occasionally even the ugly
04/04/2011
Waterfall Waterfall
I feel like when I like something I have more things to say and more suggestions for use for others. If I don't like the toy as much I can still give details about the product, but I have less to in general about my different experiences using it.
04/04/2011
wetone123 wetone123
If I like a product, I always wind up using too many exclamation points!
04/04/2011
sexy19364 sexy19364
I second that. I tend to use too many adjectives when I like something.
04/04/2011
❦Angel Of Music❦ ❦Angel Of Music❦
I had that problem with my last assignment. I felt like I was writing horribly because the toy wasn't "amazing". I spent the better part of three weeks trying to finish it.
04/04/2011
hearts and hardons hearts and hardons
I am new to reviewing. But , when I have reviewed a product that hasn't been very inspiring, I pick away at the review process by writing notes on the review page about what I want to discuss; instead of diving in and writing an entire section about materials or what have you. That way I can leave it for a while and come back to expand on those points.
05/05/2011
Daniel & Brittany Daniel & Brittany
Quote:
Originally posted by markeagleone
I was wondering how many of you had the issue I am now confronting. I was wondering if you have any feed-back to resolve the issue.
I recently had an item I reviewed that I dodn't find to be that great. It took some time to figure out how to word it tactfully
05/05/2011
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
Quote:
Originally posted by markeagleone
I was wondering how many of you had the issue I am now confronting. I was wondering if you have any feed-back to resolve the issue.
It is a hell of a lot easier for me to pound out a review on a great product (great IMO,. could be different for someone else) in a few minutes flat, than it is to write a review on something I was disappointed with.

When I like something I am more apt to be passionate about it, and when I am more passionate I tend to write better.

I also tend to put off reviews on stuff that I just end up despising.
05/06/2011
Tuesday Tuesday
When a review is difficult to write, I do as Dwtim suggests - start by describing the product in detail. Once those sections are complete, the others seem easier. Whether you like a product or not its important to explain in detail what the experience was like for you when you used it.
05/06/2011
Shellz31 Shellz31
Most toys I choose work for me, but I have had the odd time where one toy just didn't work as great as another.
If it's gonna happen, it will be a review following a Lelo toy. I LOVESSSS Lelo!
05/06/2011
Ivy Wilde Ivy Wilde
I haven't written many reviews yet. Only two actually. But one was very negative and one was very positive. I wrote the negative one first, so my experience doesn't exactly fit this question. But for the record, I found writing both reviews to be about the same level of difficulty.

However... I do write book reviews for my friends sometimes, and strangely enough, I actually find it easier to write the negative reviews. When I dislike something, my brain really gets into figuring out exactly why I dislike it. But when I really like something, that part of my brain that does critical thinking (in both ways that phrase can be used) seems to just turn off. So I can be really specific about why I dislike something. But all I can say about something that I liked was "It's great! Really! It's great!" Which isn't very useful really.

I worried that I would have that problem when writing my very positive review for the Beaver. But I didn't. I was actually able to be very specific about why I loved it. Maybe because I've been using it for so many years.

But even when writing my review for the G Fun, which was no fun for me at all. I did find a way to say something positive about it. I'm of the belief that no matter how bad something is, you can usually find something positive to say about it. Don't lie. Just try to think about what someone else might actually like about it.
06/21/2011
lovemuscle n cookie lovemuscle n cookie
Whether we are reviewing a great product, or one that doesn't come close, I a lot of times have a brain cramp trying to put what I want into the review.

One thing I find helpful, is to put down what you can, then come back to it later on, maybe after you have had time to try the toy again, or to look at it and determine more to write.
06/21/2011
Eva Schwaltz Eva Schwaltz
I also find it difficult to write negative reviews so I have to keep reminding myself to stay objective. Reviews that require a lot of detail I struggle with as well because I want to make sure I include everything. I'm working on the Black Magic Kit and I definitely like it but there's a lot to cover.
06/26/2011
Silverdrop Silverdrop
I don't write reviews close enough together for the previous review to really affect the next one. I try to keep it to no more than once a week. I think I'd burnout if I reviewed more often than that.
12/30/2011
Love Perpetua Love Perpetua
When I write negative reviews (I think I've only written one so far), I find it easier to be objective then when I am writing a really positive review. It is easier to balance between my personally negative reaction and explaining whatever caused that, with the features that could be enjoyed. However, with things that I absolutely love, especially really high-quality products, I have a harder time explaining the negatives. Probably because I don't immediately see any.
01/08/2012
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