Time for a bit of blog admin – and something rather important.
One of my readers noticed something I posted on Twitter I was at BAcon this year:
Well @bigmalx…. it’s a little more complex than that.
Some back story.
On the 15th May 2009, I fired up Blogger.com and created a blog. That blog is pretty much the one you’ve been reading today – GhettoIFE.com
After getting the name right (it took a month, and a Lucky person to spot it), I continued blogging along my own merry way, until I made the move to Boarding Area formally on the 6th November 2011.
And since then, I’ve been writing along in my own merry way.
However, for a while now, I’ve been slowly getting dissatisfied with the name of GhettoIFE.com.
It was a joke many moons ago to put a phone in a sick bag, that turned into a life of its own. And it suited me for quite some time (in fact, a good 5 years – ages by Internet standards).
However, I’ve slowly got tired of the name, as it only reflects a part what I do now. GhettoIFE has turned from a bad joke to providing:
- Route intelligent news
- Airline orders and deliveries
- New airplane coverage
- The long play trip reports that cover all classes of travel
- Points news for the UK
- Aviation photography
As such, the name GhettoIFE is becoming such a poor fit, it’s no longer funny. Plus people can’t pronounce it, which is annoying (It’s Ghetto I..F..E. Use big letters).
In addition, whilst I still produce GhettoIFE systems when on some carriers, my flying pattern has changed with more business class products appearing. As GhettoIFE is very much an economy product – it again is a poor fit to what the blog is now.
So, I’ve made a decision.
Yes. I can make them occasionally. Scary isn’t it?
Over the next few months, GhettoIFE will be consigned to the great Internet bin in the sky, with a new blog taking its place.
I’d like you to welcome
Economy Class and Beyond
“News, Views, Miles,Intelligence and everything in between”.
Economy Class and Beyond will still be hosted by Boarding Area which provides a great platform to share my content with – (so you don’t get shot of me that easy. Sorry.).
With my friends at Boarding Area, I hope to be going live with the new feed next week (with some new features such as, a brand new simple to use layout, an Instagram account, and if I get time, I’m going a new Google Plus presence).
Past GhettoIFE content will move over to the new blog (and will be tagged as GhettoIFE for reference). New content will be much more tagged that it has ever been
It’s been a fun ride… but it’s time to put give the flight attendant the ripped apart sickbag to be disposed of in an environmentally responsible way.
I know there are many of you who read this blog. Some of you are in the comments, some of you watching silently. All I can say is thank you each time you click my link and read my content.
I hope to be delivering better and more focused content as I change this blog.
It’s all change next week as GhettoIFE becomes Economy Class and Beyond! Follow me on Twitter at @EconomyBeyond for the latest updates!