Follow-up reviews length

AliMc AliMc
Is there a certain length that your follow-up reviews should be? I usually just write 2 or 3 sentences.
05/21/2013
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Ansley Ansley
That's about all I put down as well. Depends on how much has changed since the original review.
05/21/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
Same here. It's not often that a follow up requires more than that.
05/21/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
I totally agree. I write a follow up review when I have something to say, and it depends on the length! If all I need to convey is that 6 months later it's still my favorite toy ever, that's all I write, but if I have some complicated story about how it kept breaking and needing to be replaced sometimes it takes a few paragraphs!
05/21/2013
PeaceToTheMiddleEast PeaceToTheMiddleEast
I do about 2 or 3 sentences as well. I think there is a limit though I know I have wrote one before and since I did not have enough words it would not go thru.
05/21/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
I agree with those who had said that it depends on what has changed - if my attitudes changed completely about something or it broke quickly, I may have more to say about it than if everything's going swimmingly or if it was something dreadful that I haven't touched again.
05/21/2013
js250 js250
It depends a lot on the item type and what has happened between buying it and when I decide do the follow up. There are times when I cannot think of anything else to say that has not been covered in the review and others...well, those can be minutely detailed. I do try not to be too wordy--the reviews are long enough!!
05/22/2013
kendra30752 kendra30752
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Originally posted by AliMc
Is there a certain length that your follow-up reviews should be? I usually just write 2 or 3 sentences.
It doesn't have to be really long like the actual review. In fact, most of us only have a couple sentences to a small paragraph to say in a follow-up. I've had to use that section for extra space for my actual review though & it allowed me to type quite a bit. But no, a few sentences is acceptable for a follow-up.
05/22/2013
FieryRed FieryRed
Good topic--I always feel a little guilty when I can't find much more to say about an item than what I've already said. I always try to at least say how much use it's getting, whether my opinion has changed, and whether I've discovered any new features or new possible uses.
05/22/2013
charmedtomeetyou charmedtomeetyou
I think if you still use it and like it, then a simple note on how it's holding up or if it's showing signs on wear is enough.

In general, with only a few exceptions, it makes me nuts when people do a follow up a few days after the original review.
05/22/2013
Experiment Experiment
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Originally posted by Ansley
That's about all I put down as well. Depends on how much has changed since the original review.
I feel a lot better now that I only do the same amount as Stormy!
05/22/2013
surreptitious surreptitious
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Originally posted by charmedtomeetyou
I think if you still use it and like it, then a simple note on how it's holding up or if it's showing signs on wear is enough.

In general, with only a few exceptions, it makes me nuts when people do a follow up a few days after the ... More
I agree with that - unless something has broken or you've discovered the solution to a problem that you were having with a product and your entire opinion has changed, then doing a follow-up review within a few days doesn't make a lot of sense to me. (There may be a few other situations where it makes sense, but basically, if nothing worth noting has changed, you probably don't need to be doing a follow-up review until you can say how something holds up over time.)
05/22/2013
Heartthrob Heartthrob
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Originally posted by AliMc
Is there a certain length that your follow-up reviews should be? I usually just write 2 or 3 sentences.
I think it depends on the product. If a product really hasn't changed, I can't see why there would need to be a lot of text. Now, if the product has changed, then a description of that change is called for.
05/22/2013
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