What items do you find the hardest to write reviews for?

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What items do you find the hardest to write reviews for?

NuMe NuMe
I find things where there isn't a lot you could say about a product very difficult. I recently wrote one for a deck of cards which was very hard. How much can you really say about cards? Other ones I found a bit difficult were the lubes.
08/21/2010
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MuffysPinguLove MuffysPinguLove
Book and Dvd reviews because you have to convey so much information in so few words.
08/21/2010
Sir Sir
Lubricant and gag gifts.
08/21/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by NuMe
I find things where there isn't a lot you could say about a product very difficult. I recently wrote one for a deck of cards which was very hard. How much can you really say about cards? Other ones I found a bit difficult were the lubes.
Books. I LOVE books, but it's difficult not to say too much. You still need to give people enough data so they will want to read the book (if it's a good one) but not so much that you give the entire thing away.

The book review I just did (not posted yet) was the most difficult one I have done, yet. And, I review for Amazon all the time, but I review many genres of books, and it's a different audience, so it's different than reviewing books for Eden.
08/21/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
My hardest one so far was on a guys G string, this one. I just could not come up with enough words, even though it was a complete waste of money and time. I finally gave up.

Besides that, lingerie. The wife is not good at describing her feelings as far as how it fits, the feel of the fabric etc. I also find it hard to guess what types of body's it may also fit.
08/21/2010
B8trDude B8trDude
I'm going in circles trying to think what I might say in a cock ring review. . .
08/21/2010
ToyTimeTim ToyTimeTim
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Originally posted by B8trDude
I'm going in circles trying to think what I might say in a cock ring review. . .
HA HA
08/22/2010
Alegria Alegria
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Originally posted by B8trDude
I'm going in circles trying to think what I might say in a cock ring review. . .
HEY-OOO
08/22/2010
Envy Envy
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Originally posted by B8trDude
I'm going in circles trying to think what I might say in a cock ring review. . .
Oh you.
08/22/2010
Kayla Kayla
My worst one is condoms or other sexual protection items. I just never know what to say. "Well, I didn't get pregnant, so they're working." ?
08/22/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
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Originally posted by Kayla
My worst one is condoms or other sexual protection items. I just never know what to say. "Well, I didn't get pregnant, so they're working." ?
Ditto. I've only written one review of a condom (way back when I was just starting out on Eden) and that was all fun and good. But to write more than one? I'd feel like I was repeating myself over and over again. I don't know how some of our reviewers can write detailed reviews for so many different condoms without pulling out their hair!

Other things I have trouble with are products I didn't like and books/DVDs. I really try to like the stuff I review, and when a product just doesn't do it for me, I still try to give it the benefit of the doubt and find good things to say to balance out the bad. Otherwise, my gut-reaction review would be "AHHH THIS SUCKS WHY DOES IT EXIST?!" and that's not very useful to anyone.

With books and DVDs, I'm just going to agree with what MuffysPinguLove and P'Gell said
08/22/2010
Annemarie Annemarie
Honestly, I find it difficult to write reviews on stuff that I have that's similar and that I've already written reviews on. Like, glass dildos. They're not all the same, but it's hard to say how to clean glass a different way than the way you did before.
08/22/2010
P'Gell P'Gell
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Originally posted by Miss Cinnamon
Ditto. I've only written one review of a condom (way back when I was just starting out on Eden) and that was all fun and good. But to write more than one? I'd feel like I was repeating myself over and over again. I don't know how some of ...
Yeah, I just screwed up my book review! I wrote it, edited it, then evidently forgot to remove the stuff I moved, so I repeated the same things twice in some places! UG. It's SO hard with my vision to see that pink on pink, and I use Extended Template. So, I had to go back and redo it.

I am usually careful. I wasn't as careful this time.

I think I fixed it properly, though.

Book reviews are harder to do, I do think, though. It's really different than writing them for Amazon. Totally different expectations from the audience, I think.
08/23/2010
Rockin' Rockin'
I don't like having to write about all the features of a vibrator because I'd rather keep my reviews short and easy to read. But the vibrator's functions are important...so I end up trying to describe them concisely but accurately. Bleh. Dildos and other non-vibrating toys are so much easier to review.
08/23/2010
gone77 gone77
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Originally posted by MuffysPinguLove
Book and Dvd reviews because you have to convey so much information in so few words.
This. Yes. I do most of my editing on these types of reviews. I've taken out entire paragraphs because the review was just too long.
08/23/2010
Sera Sera
Gag toys....
08/28/2010
Alicia Alicia
Books and DVDs I find the hardest. I actually have a couple of DVDs that I've ordered from EF and just haven't reviewed because I find it hard to write reviews on porn. And books..I just never know what is giving enough without too much away about the book and don't know how to accurately and descriptively describe a book. So, I also have two books I've ordered that I haven't reviewed because when I try I just get stuck on what to write.
08/29/2010
joja joja
I actually do well with books and DVDs - I find lubes are definitely the hardest. I want to put all the information I can in there, but after 2-3 paragraphs I really don't have anything else to say. I avoid writing lube reviews now, because they tend to bring down my rating!
08/29/2010
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
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Originally posted by P'Gell
Yeah, I just screwed up my book review! I wrote it, edited it, then evidently forgot to remove the stuff I moved, so I repeated the same things twice in some places! UG. It's SO hard with my vision to see that pink on pink, and I use Extended ...
I've messed up before when moving blocks of text around before too... except it was for my programming class, not a review. The result: Total Failure! The computer was all "Um. I don't know what you're trying to say here." So messing that up in a review is less of a bungle as long as you catch it in time With longer reviews, I actually prefer typing them up in a word or notepad document first so I can see it all in one place instead of scrolling around inside text boxes. If I'm going to use Extended Template, I just save the headings to a separate document for reference. It makes it sooooo much easier to organize.
08/30/2010
sexysweetieshan sexysweetieshan
Yes, lubes are tough ones for me. I have not even published any lube reviews yet, because I've been working on them for too long, trying to find enough things to say about them.
08/30/2010
Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
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Originally posted by gone77
This. Yes. I do most of my editing on these types of reviews. I've taken out entire paragraphs because the review was just too long.
On my first DVD review I had about 2,000 words, way to much. Didn't know there was a limit until it told me, I had to trim I think 800 words. It was better though that I did. I might have sounded like a play by play announcer if I didn't
12/04/2010
namelesschaos namelesschaos
Porn reviews for me, which is why I've done so few and none for Eden. I tend to be detailed in my reviews, so it takes time to track down the name of the performers and such and I have to be in the right mood to review porn, and I like to take screen-shoots and included those and.... and let me put it this way I'm mouths overdue on a porn review for another company
12/04/2010
Darling Jen Darling Jen
I agree with everyone saying porn. Because I just did two for the Porn Club and I killed myself for weeks over them. How do you reveal enough without revealing all? And what's important to me about a porn might not be for everyone else. So it was difficult to balance!
12/04/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
I agree with everyone saying porn. Because I just did two for the Porn Club and I killed myself for weeks over them. How do you reveal enough without revealing all? And what's important to me about a porn might not be for everyone else. So it was ...
Ditto this, plus I had no basis of comparison, because this month's porn club stuff was my first real porn. I've led a bit of a sheltered life.
12/04/2010
Viktor Vysheslav Malkin Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
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Originally posted by Darling Jen
I agree with everyone saying porn. Because I just did two for the Porn Club and I killed myself for weeks over them. How do you reveal enough without revealing all? And what's important to me about a porn might not be for everyone else. So it was ...
I used to think maybe I shouldn't give away too much, but the major Hollywood reviewers they tend to have spoilers. So anymore I write it out and no longer worry as much as I did when I first started.
12/04/2010
joja joja
I actually love reviewing books and DVDs, even though I've only done it twice. The hardest review for me is usually lube or lingerie. I just never have enough to write.
12/04/2010
ToyGeek ToyGeek
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Originally posted by Viktor Vysheslav Malkin
I used to think maybe I shouldn't give away too much, but the major Hollywood reviewers they tend to have spoilers. So anymore I write it out and no longer worry as much as I did when I first started.
I've experienced too much fandom rage about "spoilers" involving ridiculous things like the fact that some actress changed her hairstyle between television seasons to ever be comfortable giving away too many details in a book or video review, I suspect.
12/04/2010
cherryredhead88 cherryredhead88
I have a harder time reviewing a) things I don't like, and b) things I've never reviewed before. Lube is a moe difficult one to do, I have written a few lube reviews but I still feel like they are meh. Fortunately for option (b) I get the hang of things pretty quick.

If I don't like a product I am not as enthusiastic about it. If I like something I can whip up a review in like 10 minutes flat, but if I don't like something I like the motivation to swoon over it to people.

My next review is on my now favorite-st ever thing in the world... I'm really putting some work into that one
12/04/2010
Shellz31 Shellz31
I find DVDs more difficult to write about. And same with toys I'm not so keen on.
The more features a toy has, the easier it is to write.
12/05/2010
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