Since February 25th this year (when I first got on BoardingArea) the blog has grown incredibly quickly, faster than I had ever thought it could have. Due to the fantastic growth, there are quite a few things that I’m wanting to improve and optimise for all of you guys as readers.
Not only has the blog grown very well but the last 3 weeks have been insane with the amount of media attention. With this, it brings a lot of people who may be new to using miles and points and I want those who want to learn more, be given the ability to do so.
- Mailing list/newsletters.
This is one of the more minor things I want to improve but is beneficial. The majority of the people who read the blog don’t sit at home all day and do nothing. Most won’t check multiple times a day and that’s fine, this is where newsletters work wonders. I’m hoping to be able to send a newsletter at the end of every day with all of the day’s posts.
I’m also wanting to set up a list for when airlines have their miles on sale. There are a few carriers that sell points vigorously and the bonuses change all the time. This way, you won’t have to check the airline website every day to see if they’re on sale.
- More beginner tutorials
As I mentioned with the media attention, there’s a lot of new people wanting to learn, earn and burn. First of all, Welcome! There’s a lot to learn but it’s worth it. I’m going to be doing more beginner orientated posts as I feel that’s something the blog lacks and it can benefit readers.
- More hotel reviews
This is an exciting one, usually due to my age, most hotels won’t check me in but the more I research my options, I’m finding a lot of hotels that do In fact allow me to stay on my own. The majority of them are Hyatt’s, I’m also now a Globalist member with Hyatt so It’s making me stay at hotels a lot more.
- Increased posting both on weekdays and weekends
I’m not afraid to admit it, I’ve been quite lazy the few last weeks. I think this is due to a terrible sleeping schedule and my slight addiction to the TV series ‘Suits’ but I can’t keep making that excuse. I’m a terrible sleeper at home yet I can sleep excellent on a plane but that’s slowly improving and I’m getting better sleep which helps me to wake earlier and post in the morning. As a result, I’m going to aim for at least 4-5 posts a day which I find I can manage pretty well. As for weekends, I’d like to do 2-3 a day.
- Much more rigid schedule for posting
This ties into the previous point, with the better sleep, I’ll be able to get up early and post in the morning. I’m aiming to have at least 2 posts out by 10 am. I’ll also have another 2 out by 9 pm. If there’s more content I can cover, I’ll do more.
If you want to see any more improvements, please let me know!