Trip reports are a great way of showing your creativity and allowing you to express yourself in a way that feels comfortable to you. I haven't written a trip report for a few years now, but used to love putting them together for others to enjoy. The important thing is that you have to enjoy writing them yourself, and not look on them as something that has to live up to everyone's expectations. If you're worried about making them fit the format of what others have written, chances are that putting a TR
together will become more stressful than necessary.
There are of course things that people like to hear about, but again that varies from person to person. Generally people seem to like photos of the aircraft both inside and out, maybe a few shots of the terminal, probably a shot or two of any meal that you might be lucky enough to receive, and last but not least...the legroom shot!! Personally I like to see photos of where you have been and some details of your destination, but others seem to find that boring. We're all different, you can't please everyone, so just be yourself...some will enjoy reading what you've written, others won't, but that's life!
The only gripe I have these days is that there seems to be an emerging trend of writing TRs in chunks rather than waiting till your trip is over and writing everything up in one go. If that works for you, then fine, but try and make it obvious that you're splitting your report into sections and start a new post for each "part". It can sometimes get frustrating when you're enjoying reading a report that comes to an abrupt end with the promise of the next installment at a later date. Then when that "later date" comes, the next installment is presented as a reponse to the original trip report...I'm sorry but chances are that I will miss that section of the report as I don't generally tend to follow comments on a report unless I've commented myself!
Just my 2p's worth.
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb