I’m proud to introduce you to our blog’s new brand: Eye of the Flyer!
Thursday, July 1, starts my third year owning and operating this blog. So I decided to change things up a little.
We received a lot of questions since I published “The End of Rene’s Points” on Tuesday night. People asked if Rene’s dead. (I called him to ask. He said he’s still alive.) Others asked about mileage runs. Some asked if René will write for the blog again.
So here are a bunch of questions and answers!
What’s New with the Blog?
A few things.
First and foremost, we have the new name and branding.
Secondly, we simplified the menu bar a bit.
Content-wise, we don’t expect any major changes in our future posts. Most of our previously published content is still available. We’re pruning a bunch of the outdated stuff. So now’s your last chance to read up on SPG points and FlexPerks cards 🙂 .
We think most everything is fairly ship-shape, though there will be some under-the-hood adjustments here and there during the coming months. Our affiliate partners will gradually replace the old Rene’s Points branding with Eye of the Flyer branding.
But if you run into a problem (dead links, something that doesn’t work, etc.), please email me!
There will be some tweaks and minor changes made during the next couple of days. It’s kind of like moving into a new home. Even after you get the furniture arranged, there’s stuff you find that needs minor repairs. Or you notice something you didn’t see the first few times you toured the place.
What if I Have Rene’s Points Bookmarked?
RenesPoints.com redirects to EyeOfTheFlyer.com. Any links you bookmarked or otherwise saved should automatically take you to their new homes.
Is the Blog Still with Boarding Area and Your Other Partners?
I’m incredibly thankful to Randy Petersen and his entire team at Boarding Area, especially those on my rebranding team. Their knowledge, patience, helpfulness, and fantastic attitudes are 100% top-shelf.
Yeah, Yeah, Yeah. So What’s Up With René? Will He Still Write for the Blog?
Yes! He’s been contributing posts ever since I assumed ownership a couple of years ago.
And he’s my cruise correspondent.
Is Everything OK with René and Chris?
As far as both of us know!
The rebrand wasn’t the result of a feud, problem, legal issue, or anything deliciously controversial like that. In fact, rebranding the site was discussed before I officially acquired the blog.
We have a blast working together. He is an amazing, supportive mentor. On a personal level, we’ve become very close friends.
So as long as we’re happy and having fun, then René will continue contributing to Eye of the Flyer.
Will You Still Post Mileage Runs?!
Where Are You on Social Media?
If you follow us on Twitter and/or Facebook, the change should be automatic.
We just launched our Instagram page and would love it if you followed us!
Did Your Email Addresses Change?
We have new emailing addresses.
Our old addresses will forward to our new ones for a while.
Who Designed the New Logo?
Rick Ehlers is the graphic designer who created our new logo and other branding. I’ve known Rick for about 25 years and recommended several clients to him — who’ve then referred him to their contacts. He’s done everything from business cards to logos to book cover design to elaborate business presentations and more. If you have graphic design needs, get in touch with Rick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Yes. And this is very important.
Thank you for being a loyal visitor. The fact you take time to read the blog, add comments and insight, and share it with others you think may enjoy our content truly is special and never gets old. So thank you again. We sincerely hope you like the new brand and design.
I wonder if anyone else has any big announcements to make this week? (Looking at you, Amex!)
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