Analysis and Remarks: Feature Story – Constant Vacationers

Source: These are the secrets of constant holidaymakers

This particular post has its own plus points, but also some minor gaps to fill in.

First of all, this kind of posts of feature story will always be read by people, since it often involves tips on their common activities or routines. It tackles the subject of taking some time off, or vacations, which is a quite arguable topics to discuss.

Some people have dilemmas (usually those who work in companies as office workers) taking their time off. They are afraid that it may impinge their career. This post tries to give them tips based on experienced vacationers on how to take their vacations without jeopardizing their careers. That is why a lot of people will be interested in reading this article, considering the huge amount of office workers. One point for its topic selection.

Second of all, the variety of the sources. The author provides several different interviewees across the globe, even though the margin is still in English speaking country. They have their titles, and this will make the tips or comments more believable to readers. The last interviewee even provides a tip for those who are transitioning back into office.

Now, for the gaps. First, I personally don’t like the featured image. It portrays a woman taking a selfie with Sydney Opera House on the background. One thing that is relevant to this post is that both the image and the post have a sense of vacation in them, other than that, nothing. Who is that girl? Why Sydney when all the author talked about is in Europe or America? There is even no caption whatsoever as to explain the image. This is the first minor gap. But I get that someone put that image there only to represent the sense of vacation.

The second one is the remarks in quotation with its big font. They are placed on the left side of the article. These remarks are actually useful, it points out important key points for readers. But they are without owners, there are no names below them and it somehow makes the readers confused about who said those remarks. There is an exact same phrasing in the article, but readers have to find it themselves which is kind of annoying.

Overall, for some or wide range of readers, this post is useful and practical. The minor gaps don’t affect the quality content much.


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