Seeking Pure and Unadulterated MindManager Reviews

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April 22, 2005

Growing up, my parents taught me that it was tasteless to share opinions on a variety of topics with others at the dinner table. Sharing ideas and opinions was a recipe for annihilating a guest’s appetite. And so in an effort to have a peaceful eating experience, we refrained from discussing anything controversial. You can just imagine how quiet…and boring our dinner table was.

Thank goodness for blogging. Reading blogs is a liberating experience for me. A feast full of ideas and opinions that attract both exhibitionists and voyeurs. I still have a healthy appetite for traditional media: TV, newspapers, radio and magazines, but reading blogs provides a way for me to consume unadulterated opinions and ideas.

Have you read the article about MindManager in the NYTimes?I wonder, would the journalist write what he wrote in the way he wrote it if he were writing it on a blog? He wouldn’t have to write to deadline or seek approval from an editor. Did he select the topic on his own or did his editor feed it to him? Don’t get me wrong, I loved the article, but still wonder what an unadulterated MindManager review would be like.

>So here’s my simple request:

Seeking new and experienced MindManager users to post pure and unadulterated reviews on CNET’s download.com. Interested parties please share your ideas and opinions about MindManager on CNET.

Thank you,

Anna

Marketing Programs Manager

3 Responses to “Seeking Pure and Unadulterated MindManager Reviews”

  1. Hobart Swan

    Anna,
    I would beg to differ with you on the how journalists work. I think there are some key differences between journalists and bloggers (and there clearly are exceptions to this general rule). Bloogers (and I count myself among them) tend, I think, to write about whatever is of interest to them at any given moment.

    If it happens to be a piece of software, they just sit down and write their impressions of the technology. Journalists, such as the person who wrote the recent New York Times review, represent not just themselves but a larger entity. As such, and I can tell you this from years of experience, they expend a great deal of time and energy to make sure they have the story and the details correct. When they finally sit down to write, it is rarely just off the cuff.

    As far as the role of the editor goes, I think it is a bit more refined that you portray it to be. Having written for both CBS Radio and many national magazines myself, I can assure you that most journalists really appreciate the role of a good editor. Not only can an editor help make your final work better than it might have been otherwise, but he or she invariably raises questions the writer hadn’t thought of, or brings wholly different perspective to bear that can make the story more complete and well rounded.

    I think that the fact of the matter is that there are no “unregulated” stories out there. Whether we are reviewed by a blogger with one visitor per month or by one of the nation’s top journalists, we should expect that the writer will put their personal stamp on the story. We are ready and willing to hear all points of view!

  2. Anna Johnson

    Nope, not willing to pay for reviews. Just looking for honest feedback on MindManager. Thanks!
    Anna

  3. peter caputa

    Are you willing to pay? I have a panel of bloggers that are willing to write reviews for payment, like an online focus group. Email me if you are interested in employing them.