The concept for this blog began after I read a couple books on travel hacking and thought to myself, “I bet I could do a better job.” Except I tried to get started and found that writing a book is a lot more difficult than I thought. So I started a blog instead, figuring I could use that content to write a book. Except I found that writing a blog is a lot more difficult than I thought.
I usually think I could do a better job at a lot of things only to realize the reason people don’t do a better job in the first place is because it’s so hard.
But the time may have come to revisit the book idea. I recently promoted a new book by Matt Kepnes, which I think is better targeted to beginners who are really just starting out in this field. That’s not a knock against it. One thing I’ve learned through blogging is that it’s important to have a well-defined target audience. Matt’s book does a good job introducing concepts to beginners and rationalizing some of the crazy things we do.
I would prefer, however, to write something more advanced. It would draw upon more of the content I’ve written in the past 22 months and be updated to reflect devaluations and other program changes in the past year. I would also, at some point, have to write tutorials on ExpertFlyer and KVS Tool, which I have thus far avoided due to their complexity.
Back in August I promised four prizes of $100 each, plus four copies of “The $100 Startup” by Chris Guillebeau, another blogger who’s written a book on travel hacking (a different book.) It’s long past August now. So to hand out the final prize, I’d like you to tell me what one topic you think I should include in an upcoming book of my own, if it comes to fruition. Full contest details are below, and you can get bonus entries (i.e., not required) by liking this blog on Facebook or following me on Twitter.