Hey there! I didn't see your post until now. I really prefer the new one. Much more attractive to the eye, in travel blogs the important thing is to catch the eye. When i visit a travel blog, i want to see new things and get brief tips, directions...not read a lot of text, but ofc that's my opinion, hope it was useful!
I too prefer the new one, as the old one has way too much text in small print for me to read. I like the fact that the new one has some good quality pictures with good descriptions etc, as it goes straight to the point.
The new one is much more engaging, because the photos are in the actual post. The older one looks like a wall of text. Having photos embedded in the body of the post sucks you in, keeps you engaged. You can't really scan the post with photos because your eye keeps getting attracted to the photos and you want to read more about those photos if they are good photos.
Hmmm....after looking back at your website, the last two posts...actually that new york breakfast says its from Oct 18th, but its after the Dec 2nd.... I'd say looking at your last post, the best trips of 2012, I'd point out that there's no real stories there, just the links and a short 'tweet'. One of the delights about your blog is how detailed the information is. You should keep the same amount of writing, and pepper the pictures through it.
Hi! I think the formats work both ways. I like that you've listed the places that you love, it's great for sharing information. But I personally love the old post (the mallorca article) because it tells a story about your own experience when you visited the place. I read more about you, making me more connected to you. So, if your purpose for an article is simply to inform, the list format will do. But if you want to share your unique experience, the mallorca post format is great, too! :)
Thanks Diane, I'm working on it. I will keep with stories about my experiences in the places I visit but will be adding more pictures in the actual article not only at the end....I have had a great time in NYC, but it was hard to write articles about it, as I do not treat this place as a trip, I just go there, hang around for a week with friends and come back so I wanted to give my readers idea of what I like etc .....