People often ask why I don’t do video reviews of hotels. I guess the short answer is that if I did them they’d probably be about as palatable as a video of Gilbert Gottfried reading 50 Shades of Grey (not suitable for work/if you haven’t eaten today/if you plan on eating today — you’ve been warned!).
Based on feedback after my trip with my mom to Bali and trip with my dad to Europe, I know I have to take more trips with my parents, which I plan on doing anyway since they’re actually fun to travel with. And it might actually be fun if they appeared in videos.
But I’m just not totally sold with hotel videos, for example, because I tend to think there are three ways it can play out (in my opinion):
- You can do a tour of the hotel while standing silently behind the camera, which is just creepy
- You can do a tour of the hotel while standing behind the camera giving commentary, which I find usually just ends up sounding like an episode of “To Catch a Predator.”
- You can do a tour in front of the camera, which, well…
So I’m curious, do you guys think there’s any value in going beyond written communication on the blog?
Are there any circumstances under which videos would be interesting, be it of a hotel, an airline lounge, analysis, answering questions, or anything else? Are there other mediums that you think would add value?
Or should communication be limited to text and Sweet Brown memes?
Would be curious to hear what you guys think.