Top Tripadvisor Reviewer
I recently received an email from Tripadvisor congratulating me on being in the top 20% of the most popular Tripadvisor reviewers in Copenhagen. Yes ,yes I thought – that’s what I want to hear.
I was astonished and pleasantly surprised by the email as I’m a prolific Tripadvisor reviewer. I do what I do because I love the immediate impact that a review can have and the ripple effect it can create.
Well now I thought, let me see what I’m so good at (wink wink) so I took the time to re-read some of my reviews. I was unpleasantly surprised that there’s only a couple of reviews that are positive-ish. What’s up with that? Do I only take to the internet to write about the bad stuff? Is it only the negative crap that sticks and makes me want to shout about it? What does it say about me?
So what was it that made me take fingers to keyboard and actually find myself wanting and actually doing a review because I genuinely had a good time. Is it always the bad experience you remember? Was the holiday/date with the husband/day out with the family so bad?
NO I say, it wasn’t and that’s something that I forget and seem to have forgotten – I shouldn’t just want to review something because it was bad. I should want to write a review because I want the ripple effect, I want the immediate impact and I want people to get an all round picture of the place where I’ve been. I shouldn’t want them to only see the bad bits and if unfortunately they read my review too late I want them to see that there is a little positive mixed in there somewhere. And the same goes with the good reviews it can’t possibly be all good – we are only human and what makes us so irreproducible is that we are flawed.
Be human and be you – that should be the motto of a good review. See it from all sides without mishmashing too much of the mundane in between all the juicy details.
With the email that Tripadvisor sent me, they proved that every now and then when you share some praise instead of all that negativity something incredible happens that can change how you look at things – as every smile is contagious so is a good review.