For a while now, I’ve considered doing away with trip reports completely. Why? Because I’ve been taking a look at what’s generating traffic and what content readers seem to enjoy most and trip reports don’t seem to fall into that category. At first this was a bit of a head scratcher because of all the content on my favorite blogs, I enjoy reading trip reports the most. Even if it’s the 100th review about Cathay Pacific First Class or the Park Hyatt Paris – I enjoy looking at the pictures and reading different perspectives about the same experience. But I also kind of hate writing trip reports, which I think comes through in my posts. So I’m considering doing away with trip reports completely.
Instead of writing trip reports, I would continue to share my travel experiences via social media. You can still follow along in real time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Snapchat. Like right now, I’m at the Nizuc Resort in Cancun. It’s incredibly tranquil, gorgeous, and giving me serious Bali vibes. My stay is almost over but if you want to see what I’ve been up to so far, you can do so on social media.
At some point I’ll revisit the idea of trip reports and maybe find a way to write them in a more interesting, digestible format. Right now, they take way too long to write, are over 1,000 words, and don’t seem to generate much interest. Posts where I share how I booked a trip with points and miles generally do very well. I’ll continue to write those and just include a few key photos to give you a better visual. Doing this will also make enjoying a trip easier since I won’t have to spend so much time taking photos, touching them up, etc. It all seems redundant anyway since I’m already sharing many of those same photos on Snapchat and Instagram.
If you have anything to share in this regard, I’d love your feedback: What changes do you want to see in how I format trip reports? Or should I do away with them completely?
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