If you are reading this it means you’ve safely made the transition to TravelSkills. Thanks for coming along with me on this journey!
Here’s what you need to know about the new blog:
WHO: My voice will continue to dominate everything here on TravelSkills and in our social media streams like Facebook and Twitter, but as before, I’ll use contributors to help keep our content fresh and topped off. (About Me)
WHAT: The TravelSkills blog is written by business travelers for business travelers, featuring news, advice and analysis of trends affecting our trips. We have added some exciting additional features that I think you’ll like such as Wake Up Call, a compendium of the week’s most important business travel news; 5 New Hotels, an update on the newest business class hotels in major cities; and Biz Trip, my latest, greatest BBC business travel guides for about 25 cities around the world.
WHEN: On days that we post new stories, you’ll get an email in the late afternoon or evening with a link to them. For breaking news and tips, I suggest you follow our Facebook and Twitter feeds. Or via a reader using our RSS feed.
WHERE: I’ll frequently cover topics germane to travelers who live in my hometowns of Atlanta and San Francisco. If that’s the only type of information you want, see the ATL and SFO tabs at the top of the page. I’ve built those just for you. Also, speaking of WHERE, we are very excited to announce that TravelSkills becomes part of the popular Boarding Area network of blogs this week!
WHY: I created the TravelSkills blog to be the central source of my business travel content, which has been spread across various blogs, websites, magazines and TV stations over the last 25 years. The new blog will make it easier for you to follow along with what I’m saying, writing or broadcasting. Plus, by focusing on a single outlet, I’ll be able to provide you with better information.
HOW: I love the work I do on the blog, and hope to be compensated for it via advertising and sponsored content. You can help us out by clicking on ads and supporting our sponsors with your business. In the market for a new credit card? Then please get one via our links. Buying a plane ticket? Buy it via our links. You can also help by interacting with our posts via social media: Read a post that you like, then LIKE it on Facebook, share it on Twitter, or post it to your LinkedIn page! Social media stats are a great measure of our success, so please PLEASE interact.
Despite slaving over the new site over the past few weeks, I’m sure that there are still many bugs to fix. If you find something that seems off, or an important link that does not work, or any other weirdness, please email me and we’ll take care of it. (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Please stick with us through the transition…we are open to suggestions and will be making plenty of changes based on your feedback.
Now, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride!
PS: While we wait for Facebook to merge our pages, please go ahead and LIKE the TravelSkills Facebook page right now!