Observation 1 about the survey is that people like beginner posts and love the original content. So what blogger am I? And in thinking about it a while ago, I want to be an “A to Z” blogger. I started doing complete guides and infographics for this reason.
It makes sense, how can anyone understand a complex routing rules post if they don’t at all understand how to even get the miles. Therefore I wanted to start creating “resource” content. I know that it’s typical to blog about the same thing a year later, but my goal is not to spend all my time writing to beginners but to have on-site resources. Kind of like, “before you can follow my train of thought here, hop on the train back at the beginning”.
So there are a ton of things that are just confusing starting out, or even when learning a new type of thing. For example, even if you’ve been doing this a long time, if you go for airline status for the first time, it’s a new beast.
What are the new beasts you’re trying to figure out?
Think of it from my point of view with trying to create resources. In this case the questions that feel like “dumb” questions are exactly what I want! “When does Hyatt status end or begin if I get it now?” is exactly the kind of thing that’s a concept that if you’re struggling with, I guarantee a lot of other people are too.
What’s going to happen is I’m going to look for what seems to be a “frequently asked question” in concepts. Honestly, once I hear it, I’ll probably remember wondering the same thing years ago.
Then I’ll make posts based on some of the questions. This will be a kind of series right now. But then I’ll also create an “FAQ” category to browse. Beginners will be able to see that, but best of all I’ll be able to link from my complicated posts to these FAQs. This will allow me to teach the concept without spending half of every complicated post explaining something.
Hopefully this will create lot of resource content and less sensationalist seeming content. Again, I want my site to be full of “resources” and concepts and not “right now” “buy miles half off”. There’s a need for that, and that need is being met.
Help me create resources by asking your most embarrasing questions. Everyone’s thinking it, so be the one to ask, even if you have to create an alias. 😀
What are your frequent flyer mile questions?