I Hate Doing Reviews; The Future?

I Hate Doing Reviews; The Future?I hate doing reviews. Hate them.

Yet, they’re expected to be done — not by me, but by others who want to know how I feel about any given product.

Inevitably, you miss something in a review — or someone watching (or reading) expects you to cover something you didn’t think about or care to dive deeply into.

So it was my idea to trudge through a Samsung Galaxy S5 review last night after a few Russian Imperial Stouts. Great idea.

I also hate editing video. Hate.

So I tried to shoot something live-to-tape and (in my usual self-editing live style) I felt like I was just wasting my time with the “review” and wanted to quit. I decided to quit for the night, and went to bed.

I’m not quite sure I want to bother with doing a full-on Samsung Galaxy S5 review; I’ve tried coming up with a simple rubric to follow, but inevitably feel like I’m not doing it “right.”

When you force yourself to do something you hate, you actually hate it even more.

Perhaps if I do decide to publish reviews in the future, I don’t know if they’ll be done in video (certainly, not the way I’ve done it before). And, despite reviews being traffic drivers, I don’t know if I’ll be publishing any of my future reviews for the public to digest (perhaps making them viewable by patrons only).

It’s possible that with a production team around me, I’ll revisit the idea of doing reviews for the public in one way or another. Maybe I’ll just scribble out my thoughts and find a decent narrator, video editor person, or animator to superimpose those bits atop “epic” product visuals?

Maybe. Eventually.

Oh, and in case you were wondering: the S5 is a fine product that has been marred by Samsung’s sloppiness and apparent apathy in executing a cohesive user experience.

3 thoughts on “I Hate Doing Reviews; The Future?”

  1. I think a few words about it in your TLDRs would suffice, for me anyway. I’d rather you made content that you enjoy making, rather than forcing yourself to create content for view hits :)

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