I’m so excited to have Renezmai Rude on the blog today! Thanks for sharing this awesome post with my readers!
This is Renezmai from Renereviews.com. I write reviews on movies, TV shows, books, and video games. Kate thought it would be awesome if I came over here and showed you guys how to write a killer awesome review. So, if you want to start your own blog, this guide could definitely give you some information.
So, what are you writing about?
A lot of bloggers forget to talk about what it is they are reviewing. In all the thoughts and feelings about the product, what the product actually is sometimes gets forgotten. It’s extremely important to talk about what the product is, what it’s used for, who should be using it, and so on. Let’s say you run a review site like I do, and review items from makeup to movies to books, and you only say the title of a book but never mention that it’s a book. You go on to talk about the story and how great it was, that you totally recommend it and everyone should buy it, but you never once say the author or that it’s a novel. This can be confusing for your audience as you review both movies and books; they could easily go look in the movie section for the book you just reviewed. And in result, your review helped no one.
Don’t just say your feelings.
While telling the audience if you liked it or not is a great way of making the review more personal and hold more impact, don’t over emotionalize it. There needs to be more than just “I like this product.” You need to talk about the good, the bad, and the ugly. Talk about how well it works, what you like about it, what you don’t like about it, what you want fixed, what’s perfect, and any other thing you think is important to mention. I can easily tell you that the best romance movie of all time is ‘When Harry Met Sally,’ but that doesn’t explain why, that doesn’t give you a reason to go out and watch it, that only gives you my word for it. What makes me so special that you should just take my word for it? Nothing–that’s why when you write a review. You need to really dig deep and get into details.Want to start writing reviews? Here's your go-to guide for starting TODAY! Click To Tweet
Personalize it a little.
This goes for every aspect of writing, blogging, and life in general. You need to make it yours. If you reviewed a comic book and posted it on your blog and I google reviews of that specific comic book why should I read yours and not someone else’s?
Find something unique that you can add to the review. This can be a character analysis, or comparing one comic book to the other, or a individual issue to the entire series. Make your work unique and something a reader would want to read.
Keep it Structured!
I am still learning to keep my structure in check as well. It’s important to make sure everything flows together and you’re not bouncing around too much. Personally, having a section for the about, the review, and the overall has helped me a ton to keep the review structured.When writing reviews, find something uniquely YOU to add to it! Click To Tweet
And most importantly, BE HONEST!
Honesty is an extremely important factor in reviewing products. When you lie in your review for whatever reason, you lie to your audience. This gives the audience no reason to trust you and ruins whatever connection you could have with them. Connecting with your audience is an extremely important part of blogging, so remember to be honest to them.
As a final note, I would like to give Kate a BIG thank you for letting me guest post on her blog, and a big thank you for all the people who read it! And If you want to see this kick-ass guide to writing a review in action go, check out my blog as well!