It was a very exciting day at the comments in yesterday’sblog post. Traffic skyrocketed again as Rick of the Frugal Travel Guy took the time to rant about me, giving me some of the medicine I serve here. I felt honored that my 1 week old blog has attracted so much attention. Honored AND VERY surprised. Some people take me way too seriously, I hope you readers do not as I certainly don’t! I will again suggest you read my introductory post to read about where I am coming from and what I am doing here. I will have more to say when I get around to it. Rants too, don’t worry! Or you can read the very entertaining comments in this post, they are very worthy I think! I just need to catch some sleep this weekend and I will be back in ranting mode:-)
New policy: If I talk about some blogger (yes I will, this is the Travel Blogger Buzz after all!) I will be linking to their site. It is the least I can do for having the opportunity to roast them here (or praise them, I do this too!)
I am noticing an effect on the quality of the blog posts I see lately. A real effort to post good content & a bit less cc pushing (of course,we all know that won’t stop anytime soon!). I am doing my part to help the travel blog space become a better community…in a twisted sick way of course as I am, deep down, a sick and twisted individual. Hey, I am in my third therapist remember!
Yes even PointsEnvy caught all the hell that broke loose yesterday. Nothing goes by them, absolutely nothing. Sharpest cats in our insane hobby, no one else comes close! Wouldn’t be great if PointsEnvy interviewed me? Wacky questions and bizarre answers [Hint, hint!], nothing boring like MMS interviews “so tell me how you started”, “what does your family think of your hobby?”…zzzzz.
I have seen first hand what newbies go through when that light bulb goes off in their heads:
“From there, hobby took off exponentially” [Yep, hooked on crack for life now, welcome to the club!]
“It was at this point that I became truly addicted to collecting miles and points.” [Strongest crack that exists man! When you see that 50k
Which leads to a crashing of the interview when he admits he stays in hostels? EXCUSE ME?? Should we allow this person in our exclusive club of Presidential suite upgrades, free minibar roaming, lounge access, etc? After experiencing a suite in just one of the many luxury hotels featured in so many trip reports will he ever go back to a hostel?? I wonder what PointsEnvy will do when he/she/they find out that one of us admits a fondness for hostels? Just switch the world “Practice” with “Hostels” here!
“I think most friends and family think I’m certifiably insane.” [ We know the feeling dude, it’s ok, we understand, we have each other, if you need a hug at FTU or Chicago Seminar we are all there for you. Oh, wait a minute, maybe not. You may be confused with the guy from yeserday’s post who mentioned he will give hugs to anyone who applied for a cc through his link!]