To review or not to review

PW Pink HangerI’m sure like me if you do a little shopping on the Internet from time to time you are requested to add a review for a product or a service you’ve recently purchased. I have mixed views about this reviewing process. On the one side I definitely read what past customers say if I’m wavering on whether or not to buy one brand over another especially if it’s an important purchase. And, on the other side when I get a reminder to offer a review myself I think have I the time, can I be bothered?

As I type this I’m having fun working my way round an intermittent fault on my serenely antique monitor. I’m finding photoshopping any image at the moment has become a daily trial, me against the machine – unbelievable. Time, I think, to replace the failing device.

reviews old monitor
My old 3rd-hand monitor. Previously used by my daughter and before that originally bought and used by my father.

So, this is a thank you to all those folks who take the time to type out a review on a product or service – especially those people who’ve had a monitor for more than a year and have updated the world on how it’s still working or not (very useful information)!

And finally, as somebody who sells her work online a thank you to the lady who took the time to write this generous review for one of my scarves.

Etsy-review

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Author: agnesashe

Artisan, blogger and passionate East Anglian working from home.

8 thoughts on “To review or not to review”

  1. I give feedback for the individual businesses that rely on the good scores, but don’t review products. It worked out well for you though. Well done, I just hope the scarf didn’t get covered in gravy over Christmas dinner!

    1. Yes, I think you’re right about individual businesses especially very small businesses and sole traders – customers need to be assured of a shop’s authenticity when there’s only an online presence.

      Gravy on a scarf – no problem – real soap, warm water and a gentle agitation!

  2. I agree with the above Comment – I (sometimes) make an effort to review if it’s a small business. And good to see that nice Reviews do make a difference!

    1. Yes, reviews can be tiresome, but for a small business a genuine positive review is a real tonic. It might be business, but it does feel quite personal too. We all like our work to be appreciated don’t we? 🙂

  3. I will try to review when asked since I do make use of reviews myself when purchasing products or services. What a special review you received on your scarf – an obviously delighted customer.

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