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My source of writing inspiration starts here!
dooyoo.co.uk in general
Member Name: MonsoonBaby
dooyoo.co.uk in general
Advantages: Source of writing inspiration, fun and engaging, a community feel
Disadvantages: Revenge raters, DooYoo seems a bit fishy about people sharing an IP address
I have always enjoyed writing in some aspect throughout my life. Poetry, story writing, reviews. The latter of these I can indulge in courtesy of DooYoo, a grand website where I can read hundreds of other people's opinions on a variety of different products, walks of life, and much more.
Now, I often hate those moments where you cannot think of anything to do. You know, the feeling of being "lost". Thankfully, DooYoo is here to give me something to do. If I feel like reading peoples reviews, and leaving my rating on their review, then I will by all means sit here and read away. I do like to read what people have to say, especially if it is about a product that I have tried. It is quite comforting to know that there are plenty of likeminded people out there that has hammered out an outstanding review that was a joy to read and rate.
As I previously mentioned at the beginning of this review, I really enjoy writing, in many different forms. As with many writers, I often suffer from writers block, which can be horribly frustrating at times. I often consult DooYoo for a bit of writing inspiration, and find that some of my best reviews, surprisingly, come in the times when I am suffering from a lack of creativity. From simply browsing through the variety of topics on offer, something often catches my eye, and I decide to give reviewing it a crack. Nine times out of ten it has at least pushed me back into writing for a period of time again, and gives me a bit of practice. I believe that there is no such thing as a perfect review, and so I strive to improve in each review I write.
I like the "crown" system in DooYoo, and have read many reviews on here that rightly deserve their crowns. Hopefully someday someone here will read one of my reviews and feel that I deserve one. This is what is good about DooYoo-incentives. I am striving to improve my writing, and writing towards a crown (maybe...someday?) really helps to power me on.
I have only ever had the odd problem with DooYoo. The first being the fact that I was banned from this site for a long period of time. The team behind DooYoo had emailed me to say that they think I have a duplicate acccount, where I am posting up reviews to earn double money. Turns out, they are refering to my fiance's account, and as we share an IP address, they automatically assumed I am cheating. This did annoy me at the time, because I have never been one to cheat anything, I feel too guilty if I even think about doing anything like that (which for the record, I never have). My fiance's account also got deleted, and we lost our reviews, unfortunately. Some of my best reviews were never recovered, and I lost the money I had saved up. At the time I was struggling through University on hardly any money, so I would have been greatful for any of the money I earnt through my love of writing on on here. However, after persistently explaining to DooYoo that we both have accounts and that just because we both share a computer and take turns on it doesn't mean we are the same person, DooYoo let us back. I started afresh, and finally made my way up to my first £50 cheque. Hooray!
The only other problem I have encountered is the revenge rating. Luckily, this has only happened once or twice, but I do find it extremely unfair when someone votes my review lower just because I have felt that their review had room for improvement. This is a place for constructive criticism, but I guess not everyone is willing to accept that.
Overall, I love it at DooYoo. It's given me a boost in money for starters (thank you!), it has given me writing inspiration on a number of occasions, and I love reading others reviews, and recieving feedback from those who are kind enough to take the time out to read my own reviews. Yes, sorry guys, I tend to write A LOT in my reviews, but hopefully none of it is waffle! It feels like a real community driven website, and I have added many people into my circle of friends who seem genuine, and support and avidly read my reviews. I hope I continue to have such a positive experience in DooYoo, as I plan to stick around for a long time yet!
Summary: DooYoo is addictive, fun and very informative. Give it a go and see what you think!
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