It is staggering to me that on the 17th of next month it will be the one year anniversary of the launch of DeltaPoints! I will have lots of fun stats about the blog and it’s growth on that day and since I love to give stuff away, that day, and that day only, I will be giving away:
- AMEX gift cards of $25 & $50
- Marriott gift card of $50
- Restaurant.com gift cards totaling $500
and the grand prize for the day will be:
- Delta Air Lines Silver Medallion Status to a reader!
It should be a fun day and I sure hope you check out the blog on Nov. 17th for a chance to win these fun prizes and maybe a few more.
As I approach this milestone I want to think about the direction of the blog. Other blogs have fixed event “days” each day. I see the organization logic of that, but so much happens each day that I don’t think that is the right way to go for DeltaPoints. I love having Tamara’s travel insight every other Friday and plan to keep her as long as she is willing to contribute to the blog (Hugs to you “T”). But one thing I know I want to work on is writing more for Rookies reguarding Delta Air Lines and points in general. My idea is to block off just one day, each Wednesday, for this purpose. The morning post each Wednesday will be basic info and I will build up a nice bit of “how to” info that new ones, or even those in our families new to points and miles, can read about that is not so time sensitive. I can cover a wide range of topics from mileage runs to hotel status to medallion perks etc.! What do you all think about the idea?
Another idea I am kicking around is once a month having a guest blog post from readers who have amassed points and gone someplace fun. There would be requirements as I don’t want this to just be a “facebook vacation” post. I would want hard info like we collected points from this and that and here is how we booked and thought about booking. Here are the things we did not think about. Here is what worked via points and such. You see what I mean – I want this type of guest post to EDUCATE US so WE can then say: hummm… I will do this, or NOT do that, after what I just learned. So, are there readers who would want to contribute that way and also would you all like to see this type of post ONCE a month?
Lastly, as the readership is growing so fast, it is getting hard to keep up. I have gone to the step in my computer business of saying NO to new clients (after almost 20 years I have a big client list, but still) as I just cannot keep up with the blog and my work with both going full speed and both growing. I am humbled by the support from readers and have just been having a STUPID amount of fun with this. I am learning each day and hope I am sharing some bits that can help you too. I just want the next year of the blog to be a great mix of what I want to share and what you want to see.
Your friend – Rene