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A Hard Habit To Break!
Member Name: kirstieksf
Date: 08/12/00, updated on 08/12/00 (100 review reads)
Advantages: feedback, improve writing skills, learn about products
I didn’t know it when I woke up that morning, but July 13th 2000 was to prove a momentous date in my life. It was the day when I found dooyoo, and welcomed all that is dooyoo into my life. I wasn’t looking for it, but somehow stumbled across the site, investigated and pondered for a while. I hadn’t really written anything for years, so although English was always my best and favourite subject at school the prospect of writing for the public to read was daunting. But having read some of the opinions that were already on the site I felt I should give it a go – after all, dooyoo is all about personal opinions, and reviewing what you know about – I could do that!
So I dipped my toe in the water, wrote a few opinions, and realised that people actually did read them. This was a revelation to me – I could write about anything and everything, get feedback on my writing, and get paid for it! I also loved the fact that I could be part of the community by reading, rating and commenting on other people’s opinions.
At first I visited dooyoo every day or two, but soon my visits became more frequent. I’d log in to the site quickly before work, and in my lunch hour as well. And much of my spare time in the evenings and on my days off was taken up with dooyoo. With unlimited internet access, I could take full advantage of dooyoo, and I did just that.
I tried to spread the word about dooyoo at work, and to my friends, but they didn’t take much notice. They just didn’t UNDERSTAND. Oh well, I figured it was their loss. I couldn’t force them into dooyoo if they weren’t interested, they had to do it for themselves, like I had.
I managed to convert my mum though, but her computer doesn’t have net access, so she had to use mine – and that meant she didn’t have much time available, because I was always online myself!
I spend anything up to 12 hour
s a day on dooyoo if I’ve got a day off – now you may say that I’m addicted, and guess what? You’d be right! See, I’m not in denial, I’ll happily admit I’m a dooyoo addict, and proud of it. It’s not even about the money – I’ve earned less than £100 since I started, and while it’s very handy for my upcoming Christmas shopping, it’s not the reason I really love dooyoo.
All in all, I think it’s a pretty harmless addiction – I’m learning more about lots of things, I’m improving my writing skills, and I’m having fun. If that’s what being addicted to dooyoo means, then where’s the harm in it?