Tips for new reviewers?

chantalgiardina chantalgiardina
If you were asked for your best reviewing tip, what would it be?

I would have to say include photos and measurements. Take your time to fully review the product and not just a choppy summary.
05/31/2012
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Beck Beck
Sign up for the mentor program. I know that it might seem like something that takes a lot of time, but it's rewarding. If you find the right mentor for you, everything works out. The mentor can read your reviews prior to publishing them. Give you tips on what to include. It's really helpful. Just be sure to pick the best mentor for you.
05/31/2012
Kitka Kitka
I'm putting in another vote for utilizing the Mentor Program. It's really very helpful and also helps you get to know some of the "regulars" around here.
05/31/2012
sexykiss sexykiss
i really appreciate you posting this being im new at writing reviews and could use some help
05/31/2012
nanamondoute nanamondoute
My best advice is just write what you would want to read in a review. So, don't go on for miles and miles about the packaging -- short, concise reviews about specific parts of the item will be more than golden. Pictures and videos are always appreciated, since we are such visual animals. Remember, a picture is 1000 words.
05/31/2012
PassionateLover2 PassionateLover2
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Originally posted by Beck
Sign up for the mentor program. I know that it might seem like something that takes a lot of time, but it's rewarding. If you find the right mentor for you, everything works out. The mentor can read your reviews prior to publishing them. Give you ... More
I have to second this post. Another vote for utilizing the Mentor Program will be the best choice anyone can make.
05/31/2012
Ms. N Ms. N
Use proper grammar. As I have been on the editing rotation this time, I have come across way too many first timers who write their reviews in text speak - no capital letters, no punctuation, and too many emoticons and LOLs.
05/31/2012
asphyxia asphyxia
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Originally posted by Ms. N
Use proper grammar. As I have been on the editing rotation this time, I have come across way too many first timers who write their reviews in text speak - no capital letters, no punctuation, and too many emoticons and LOLs.
Bless you!
05/31/2012
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
Photos and measurements and videos are all extras and not required in any review.

Adding those things is totally not the advice I'd give a new person.

I'd tell them to give a written tour of the toy and to use and choose their words well. These are text reviews and should be well written, concise and should fully describe the product; not ten other products and how they compare, not 3 page resource manuals on the chemical breakdown of the ingredients, not a photo album full of pictures, but a good, thorough description of the product and how it worked FOR YOU.

That's my advice.
05/31/2012
js250 js250
Answer your own questions prior to receiving the item. And use the free mentor program!!
05/31/2012
Arch600 Arch600
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Originally posted by sexykiss
i really appreciate you posting this being im new at writing reviews and could use some help
I appreciate this post, too! I'm just about to try my hand at reviewing and this couldn't be better timing.

Thanks everyone for the tips! Keep 'em coming please.
05/31/2012
CuddleWhore CuddleWhore
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Originally posted by Carrie Ann
Photos and measurements and videos are all extras and not required in any review.

Adding those things is totally not the advice I'd give a new person.

I'd tell them to give a written tour of the toy and to use and choose their ... More
Great advice here!
06/01/2012
ksparkles16 ksparkles16
the Mentor program for sure! I've been through it a few times now and I have learned SO Much!
06/08/2012
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
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Originally posted by Beck
Sign up for the mentor program. I know that it might seem like something that takes a lot of time, but it's rewarding. If you find the right mentor for you, everything works out. The mentor can read your reviews prior to publishing them. Give you ... More
This!



Beck was my mentor and she helped me soooooo much.
06/16/2012
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
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Originally posted by chantalgiardina
If you were asked for your best reviewing tip, what would it be?

I would have to say include photos and measurements. Take your time to fully review the product and not just a choppy summary.
Definitely the mentor program. If you find a particular reviewer that is highly rated but not on the list of available mentors drop them a note and ask...sometimes they are willing but don't have a lot of time so they accept new students almost by appointment only. It couldn't hurt to ask, right?

I would also suggest writing about your experiences in ways that if your best friend found out that it was written by you, that you'd be proud to say, "Yep I wrote that!" I still shudder when I think about the days when we would get reviews like: "U'll love this dildo shoved up your snatch so far u'll taste it! I used it and cummed and cummed! It'll make you cumm so hard u'll be dizzy for days!"

Be creative and be yourself. Answer the questions you might ask about the product and then share whatever you feel comfortable sharing about the product in use. If there is an ingredient that is way out there unpronounceable and YOU might have some questions about then feel free to satisfy your curiosity. If there's something that is easier shown than described consider adding a picture and a short description of what and why. Use the 'other' stuff to illustrate a point you are making not as the meat and bones of the review. That would be my #1 advice beyond checking into the mentor program.
06/16/2012
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