I don’t write reviews to stroke egos or kiss ass. I write them because I want people to know what they’re getting into before investing time (and sometimes money) in software that may or may not be worth the time. It pisses me off when reviewers make valid points for and against a product but feels compelled to ignore their own writing and give the product 4.5 out of 5 stars because, after all, the developer was nice enough to provide the software.
I want to be honest and open in my reviews. I don’t want to feel compelled write nonsensical bull resembling an endorsement solely for feeling honored to receive a product or invitation to demo a service. You will not get, “…in the end, it’s really up to you…” No shit it’s up to you! You have the choice to completely ignore my rants or to heed my warnings. It’s always up to you.
My view is simple. If a piece of software is not worth using, why lie and say it is? That’s my reason for reviewing (mostly) free titles. There will be occasions where I will review a title for which I paid. And on the off chance I’m given software to review, I’ll be transparent. But that won’t change how I write my review.
So here’s the deal, I will be honest with my reviews and I will also be as unbiased as possible. If you feel I’ve kept my end of the bargain, and if you like what you read, then you’ll share them with peeps in your social circles.
So do we have a deal?
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