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Nov 29, 2011

Reviews of running gear...worth it?

Rest day today.  As I woke up to driving rain, I'm glad that I ran yesterday in anticipation of today's weather.  Sometimes it's just not fun to run outside.

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As you may have noticed, I have done numerous reviews on running related items.  I'm really curious why I get none or very few comments when I post those review.  Not that I require any but the reason I ask is that some of these reviews take me hours to put together.  Whenever I am purchasing something, I like to do research on it first and the internet usually has many reviews(good or bad).  It's very difficult to tell whether a product is good or bad based on a two sentence review on a website which is why I do an extensive review here.  Sometimes, I feel like people say something is bad on a quick review on websites just because they like the competitors product better even though they have not tried what they reviewed.  Maybe I'm crazy.  I do enjoy putting these together, not just to get free stuff(which is nice) or to give you free stuff but to let all of you know whether this is something you should spend your hard earned money on.  I know you are reading them.  I have numerous review that are read but not commented on.  I even have one that was looked at 1,000 times but only have a couple comments.  Of course, I don't even have 1,000 followers so others from the internet are reading my reviews as well.  I'd be curious to hear your thoughts.

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Have a great day and....Keep Running!!!!

15 comments:

  1. I definitely love reading reviews, I don't always comment though, but I do love the info and appreciate the effort that goes into it for an honest review.

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  2. I would imagine it is hard for the reader to comment on something they have no experience with or may not have a need for. For example, it is pointless for me to read reviews on winter gear because I live in Houston. Also keep the product in mind; people care more about a new shoe than a new jacket.

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  3. I read your reviews and enjoy them. I just take mental notes; never really thought much of commenting on a review.

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  4. I read the reviews, too and enjoy them. I just never really have anything to add that seems to warrant a comment.

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  5. Just like a Playboy magazine, I just look at the pictures............... HA

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  6. Just wanted to let you know that I read & appreciate your reviews. I tend to lurk & don't comment too much, but I still enjoy reading. :)

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  7. I read reviews and appreciate it very much! It's one of those things where you tuck away the info for a date when you need it...

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  8. I get a lot of good info from reading reviews on products. I dont always comment either,but love reading reviews.

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  9. Reviews are hard because they are so specific to a gender, sport, event, weather pattern, etc. I also don't get a lot of comments on my product reviews but I DO get questions about the products months later from friends who remember that I looked into it.

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  10. I also have enjoyed reading the reviews - but I usually limit comments on review posts unless I have a question - or if I own/use the product and have input to share as well.

    I love finding good indepth reviews when I am looking at picking something up however.

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  11. I love reading your reviews and have actually searched your site for a certain product I wondered about. Guilty as charged for reading and not commenting...sorry. :) Very much appreciate the info.

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  12. Sorry i came close to leaving a comment, but it was going to go something like this: Even through the worst storms the Cape has to offer I never run with even a shirt on... They bread us tough here in Africa!

    Keep testing gear we want to read about it.

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  13. I read the reviews. I enjoy the reviews. I'm in warm weather, so the cold stuff doesn't apply, but I do like learning about all kinds of stuff, so I still read. Thanks for doing them, please don't stop because we are all slackers :-)

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  14. i read a lot and rarely comment.. if i commented on every review... it would take so much longer to read them all... do you comment on all the ones you read about? It slows me down, but your reviews are worth it to people like me who use them

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  15. Thanks everyone. Just wanted to make sure you're reading! Haha! Eric - I see your point. And point taken!

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