Perhaps that’s the million-dollar question for yourself. Being a reviewer could be fun, it could open doors, it could offer other benefits. On purpose I write “could be” because you don’t need a gift to write in-depth or comprehensive reviews, but you need other skills to succeed in being a respected reviewer.
Can you learn that passion or is this something you must have?
Let’s put it like this …. if you have a passion to be a successful reviewer is something you and I don’t know in advance, but it could help a lot when you can think and write as simmers do. And not to forget … enthusiasm is also an important factor. Oops, what does that mean?
Place yourself in the person of a dummy X-Plane simmer. Sounds weird isn’t it? Imagine, somebody who has just started with X-Plane and doesn’t know anything like how to install packages or perhaps who has no idea how to configure X-Plane. But you could also think of how to add add-ons or perhaps who has not many flying skills. It sounds silly, but when you’re able to think in this way, at least I do, you can write from that perspective. The result is that you won’t quickly forget important issues to write down. And yes, I know what you’re thinking right now “but then the review becomes cluttered with a lot of things I know already, so why should I read this review and/or impression”?
Believe me, people will read these reviews/impressions and not only those who are just new, but also experienced simmers. And now, still interested in writing reviews and/or impressions? Give it a chance, see for yourself if you’re critical enough to be able to write an objective piece of text. It’s not easy, but the end result could be reworded by others.