Since I pumped my Amazon link so much to the tune of making 88 cents the day before I will take a breather so you guys would not get hit with it one more time. #Respect
Anyways, just a short update. I added View from the Wing and One Mile at a Time on the list. The main reason was the latest Chase Ink barrage of pump posts selling them which was quite offensive to me! I expect that from the others on the list but seeing these two guys fall to this level in 2014 was surprising. Then you add the odd posts about making social commentary on working conditions on UAE and India, taking pictures of feet and others, comparing notes on First Class hamburgers and pajamas. And don’t get me kickstarted! As with the other recent entries, both surpassed my threshold of internal pain and my remarkable commitment to my readers’ well being forced me to act and…finally update my list!
So, what do you think? Fair or unfair and why? Any others to add and why? Any to take off the list and why? I am interested in your thoughts. The bloggers in this list are also permitted to present their case. Please no name calling, keep it respectable.
I did not add my little summary below each blog as I do with the other two lists mainly because I do not want to focus on the negative. It’s like the Amex Affiliate credit card quotas, nobody really knows what they are but they are pretty quite high indeed. So is my threshold of pain: These blogs surpassed it!
Have a great weekend. It is full of graduation parties. Anyone in Ann Arbor? Come down to the Ya’ssoo Greek Festival, good food, drinks and dances. Time to party! I should be there on Saturday 5 pm to whatever!
This is my own personal list of several blogs I personally do not care about for several reasons that I will not single out here. The reasons include one and usually more than one of the following:
- content (quality/originality/analysis)
- level of aggressive selling/credit card pushing
- bias in posting
- disclosure policies
- comment moderating/censoring
- level of expertise (knowledge), etc.
Only well known blogs were included. Many smaller blogs could have made the list but I am going to respect your valuable time and not bother you listing them here.
The TBB community highly encourages readers not to get credit cards through the affiliate links of these sites! Improve the community by not rewarding such blogging practices! You are responsible for your own actions! Please consider the two other lists: Blogs I Love and Blogs I Like
Full Disclosure: TBB has a very strong dislike to pump pump pump posts. Please see our infamous rant about this: The “Travel” Miles/Points Blogosphere Has Turned Into a Giant Credit Card Pumpization Scheme!
Last Updated: June 7, 2014:
The Frugal Travel Guy
Million Mile Secrets
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Points, Miles & Martinis
Deals We Like
Extra Pack of Peanuts
View from the Wing
One Mile at a Time
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Chronology of List changes:
December 2013: Published
Added Wallet Slot: March 2014
Added: Mommy Points May 2014
Added: View from the Wing June 2014
Added: One Mile at a Time