Thinking Seriously of leaving CHick Advisor

on Jul 23, 2016 @ 08:14 pm

When I first came to this group I really enjoyed it. I have done lots of reviews and lots of edits on my earlier ones. I started n December and have received a couple products and have seen others receive over and over. I have lost my interest in doing reviews when the only time I am picked for a product is when there is a large number to be given. I even stopped coming to forum as much as usual. I won't be deleting my account just yet but maybe in the future.

I wish the rest of you all the best. I enjoy chatting with all of you and have even made some good friends from CA.  It's just not for me right now. 

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coultlee on Jul 23, 2016 @ 10:28 pm

I do understand how you feel. Most times I feel it's hopeless and not worth it too, but i keep trying and hoping.Try and keep happy and don't let it bother you.

. on Jul 23, 2016 @ 10:45 pm

I'd be very sad to see you go. I'm sure it's frustrating on your end to not receive as many products as you'd like, but I hope you don't give up just yet. You never know, some products may come along that were meant for you. Apart from that, your presence in the forum has been very appreciated and welcomed. All the best in whatever you end up deciding to do. <3

... on Jul 24, 2016 @ 12:04 am

I don't think it's just about being chosen to participate in campaigns. It's feeling part of a community and trying to enjoy, help other people and learn from them too. But if you don't feel good about being here, it's your choice.

. on Jul 24, 2016 @ 09:19 am

It would be sad to see you leave, coultlee. I really enjoy using the site to help me make purchasing decisions...I usually check the chick reviews before I buy a product. I have been selected for a few reviewing opportunities as well which is always exciting. And I really enjoy the forums too. Follow your heart, my friend.

Thinking on Jul 24, 2016 @ 07:56 pm

Coultlee,I know exactly where you are coming from and to tell the truth,I was thinking the same thing myself.I don't spend much time on my computer in the summer time because,I love outside a lot.I spend hours in my Garden,it's something I enjoy doing.As for the way I feel,I don't know when the last time I was picked to do a review,it has to be months, and months, and months ago.I do a nice few of reviews,when I do a review it takes me a long time because my reviews are very long,sometimes 16 to 17 hundred .When I speak on something I've tried,I don't know when to stop.I come to the forums every time I sign in.I don't know for sure yet what I'm going to do but I do know I also have a beautiful life with my Hubby.

. on Jul 24, 2016 @ 09:06 pm

I also haven't done a review in a long time. I have just lost my interest in doing them. It's a supportive group I agree, but not what I expected I guess. The group of ladies that were in forum when I started aren't here as much or at all. I guess it goes in spurts with everyone. Lots are in lots of groups. I am in others as well but not picked for any product which makes it very disappointing.'I try hard but why bother when the outcome isn't there. I am still up in the air with this my account is still intact but not sure for how long.

Thanks for all of your support it means so much. I wish all of you the best with Chick Advisor, I just don't have the spark right now. Hopefully it will come back some day

. on Jul 24, 2016 @ 11:38 pm

Not much I can say other than, that we'll miss you and you're welcome to come back anytime <3 Lot's of love!

. on Jul 25, 2016 @ 02:42 pm

It would be sad to see you go, I agree with what the other chicks have said. If you do decide to leave, you can just leave your account without deleting because maybe your reviews will get deleted too if you delete your account-- you never know, maybe your reviews will help someone when they are researching a certain product. I wish you all the best, you're welcome back anytime you decide to return! :) x

@coultlee on Jul 27, 2016 @ 01:55 am

You have arrived at frustration station!
What you need is a break. You're one of us regular posters and we enjoy interacting with you very much. I think leaving is a mistake imo. It's perfectly natural to feel frustrated when you put in so much effort (which is evident by the amount of points you have for being here less than a year!!!).
It's easy to become weary of doing so many reviews, especially if you put in the time and energy it takes to do quality reviews.
I have heard you state before that you're frustrated by not being selected for campaigns, especially ones we really would love to have. But CA is way more than just campaigns. It's a great community of like minded women who give each other support and lift each other up (like right now!). It's a place to add your opinions on products and have your voice heard. It's about reading others' reviews to make informed buying decisions.
I have been here less than a year as well and I think I've only been selected for two campaigns, including this awesome Vichy one. I'm so grateful that I've been selected at all because other sites I'm a part of make me feel the same way you're feeling now. I put in all this time consuming work for nothing. No campaigns, no recognition of my efforts, no friendship and feeling of belonging, and I'm not getting any joy from it. Therefore I lose the motivation and I put in less effort. And there it becomes a vicious cycle.
So sometimes you need to stand back from the situation and ask yourself "do I get joy from this and am I just a bit burned out" or "do I hate everything about this and it's a complete chore that gives me zero joy"?
If it's the latter, then you've got your answer. Anything that doesn't bring you joy isn't needed in your life. But if you've just got a bit of frustration and are feeling a bit bummed or burned out, then it makes sense to take a step back and take a short break. I bet if you do that and recharge then you'll come back refreshed with a more positive attitude because CA and the awesome chick community is a pretty great place to be!
I hope you end up staying. I will miss your contributions if you decide to leave. You add value to CA and we appreciate you. Plus, look at those points, girl! ANYONE would be burned out by putting in that much effort and time doing so many reviews in such a short period of time!!! We all have a life outside CA.
Don't make a decision right away - if you delete then you'll lose all those points you worked so hard for!
Do a little thinking and get out there and enjoy the summer! Inhale some fresh air, get some exercise, read a book, catch up with friends, and experience a bit of life to recharge your batteries, so to speak.
Whatever you chose to do, please know that I value you and your contributions to CA and the forums. I think you're a great lady who I am happy to call a friend :)
Hugs to you! xo

thinking of leaving chicadvisor on Jul 27, 2016 @ 08:37 am

I have been with ChicAdvisor for quite some time and have never recieved a product. I still enjoy seeing what everyone has to say and participating in reviews. I will not leave ChicAdvisor, but it would be nice to finally start getting something back.

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