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Not an addict by definition, but occasionally by behaviour!
Member Name: bamamo
Advantages: Addiction shows dedication to writing and reading reviews!
Disadvantages: Can be time consuming!
As I celebrated my one year Dooyoo anniversary last week (admittedly I didn't realise at the time), I decided I would belatedly celebrate by writing a Dooyoo-themed review. I also had somewhat of an epiphany when I found myself excitedly extolling the virtues of Boots cheapo pantyliners. Surely this is the behaviour of a madwoman? Or maybe just a Dooyoo addict?
I feel it necessary to point out that I have rather been off and on with my Dooyoo activities in the last few months. Sure, the ridiculous amount of holidays I treat myself to has helped distract me, as has my OU work, but I really feel the main reason was that I was getting so overwhelmed with returning read/rates. I was so concerned about offending the people who spent time reading and rating my reviews by not returning the favour that I barely had time to write my own. Does the fact I happily lived sans Dooyoo mean I'm not an addict then? Perhaps, but I do find it creeping into my everyday life all too often.
The Oxford English Dictionary describes an addict as one who "attaches or devotes oneself as a servant or adherent (to a person or cause)" or "devotes or applies habitually or compulsively (to a practice)". Do either of those apply to me personally? Not so much. I certainly wouldn't say I was devoted to Dooyoo. Compulsive, maybe. A compulsion is described as "an irresistible impulse to behave in a certain way, esp. despite one's conscious intent or wish". Okay, now we're on to something.
I admit that the draw right now is monetary. While I love getting nice comments and the feeling of community, I'm not out to be in the Dooyoo Hall of Fame. I realise the crowning system is somewhat mysterious, and I give up hoping to get one anymore. However I do find myself sitting at work (mostly very idle needing something to do) and thinking that I could be making myself the money I so desperately need for my impending move abroad. Yes, my reads per review have waned, but my overall makings haven't and if the newbie churners can do it, so can I, as a matter of pride ensuring that my standard doesn't slip. Not to mention that I genuinely enjoy writing.
So back to addiction. Clearly were I addicted to making money, Dooyoo is not the way to go about it! Dooyoo will not make you a millionaire. However, the fact I can get pretty opinionated about mundane products (yes, such as pantyliners) and find myself looking at everything thinking "did I review this yet?" means it is finding getting under my skin just a little. On a work day, I check the site constantly, at home at least twice a day.
As an aside, during writing this I got a crown for something I never expected! Ha! Only goes to show you never can tell.
Final thoughts, am I addicted? Not exactly, but I sure like Dooyoo a lot!
Summary: I'm not an addict as such, but it creeps into my thoughts a lot!