I am on the home stretch with reviewing the Guide to Cashing in On Shiny New Object Syndrome by Tiffany Dow. From what I’ve read so far (and I am almost done) she really, really wants us to be honest.
So I went back through and read my posts and I can’t believe how much of a rambling flake I sound like. But, I am not going to change it because I am trying to capture my thoughts down on paper as I think of them.
I am starting to suspect that is Tiffany’s point. Be completely honest with my readers and be honest with what I am thinking. That way, I can have a true, honest review.
By the way, I just had to pause the review because I forgot to put my Aweber information in the sidebar. Okay, so that took longer than I thought but I put my sign up form in the sidebar.
Check. It looks a little stupid but the blog is fairly new and isn’t winning any design awards anytime soon. I would like to get this review done today.
Where was I?
Right, so the next step is her “ten step” process. I am just reading it through now. I’ve had too much caffeine so I am hopping around with my brain darting in all kinds of different directions.
Time to focus.
Well, I just finished reading it and my brain hurts as do my eyes. I was reading it on my iPad and since I was trying to concentrate, I think I may have been squinting a little bit. I really need to give my eyes, head, and fingers a break but I want to type this all out while it’s still fresh.
My first thought after reading the ten steps? “Oh no, I haven’t followed the ten steps while reviewing this product. It’s all ruined. I’ll have to delete everything and start over.”
I don’t know why step by step plans and bulleted lists and anything of that nature makes me feel like I need to do them in order. Or at all. But that’s what happens in my head and could be why I’ve abandoned so many products and methods in the past.
And by the way, I am not deleting anything and I am not starting over. What I am going to do, however, is resolve to follow the ten step program for my next review.
I will leave you with this – my final thoughts.
I am so happy that I bought this product.
I’ve wanted to implement Tiffany Dow’s review style on my blog for a while now but I knew I had to start my blog over again so I put it off. I have a renewed sense of purpose. I am looking forward reviewing and implementing all these fun products and methods for making money online and through ghostwriting.
My one critique is that I found that the structure left me feeling a bit disorganized – but I don’t see how else she could have done it. The little glitch I had at the beginning where I didn’t start the review yet for Ghostwritng Cash and I wasn’t ready to deal with the banners yet left me feeling behind schedule.
I think it was almost silly of me to try to review the product before I knew how to do the reviews, so I am willing to accept that this scattered feeling is of my own doing.
I need to group the process in my mind. Choose a product. Review the product according to her steps. Show people my results. And above all, be honest.It’s the honesty thing that is the most endearing and makes me want to continually implement this method.
Guide to Cashing in on Shiny New Object Syndrome is ideal for people like me – the ones who flit from thing to thing and lack a sense of focus. I much prefer to merge several methods to suit my personal style but doing these reviews forces me to concentrate on one thing at a time. After I set up a few projects, I can take out of the product what I want and use it to develop things according to my own personality.