I learned a lesson earlier this year: blog readers take things too seriously. For all the nice comments I receive, I still remember the rude ones that may or may not be uncalled for.
Specifically, I’m talking about the United Airlines post and the overdone Denmark fare. I made a joke about United honoring the fare (from DTW to ORD mind you) and the reaction was far from pleasant. That is why this year I’m skipping an April Fool’s joke. The fact of the matter is some readers can’t discern when I’m being sarcastic and when I’m being real. I get that people read points blogs to find out where Lucky is hiding Cortez’s treasure trove of points gold and do not have time for antics but what’s wrong with a little comedy from time to time?
The content of blogs, especially points blogs needs to be put into perspective. Apart from affiliate links (which I’m not lucky enough to have), the information on a blog is completely free and the trips planned as a result of the content is, for the most part, free. So using ‘bait and switch’ and ‘unprofessional’ to characterize a post’s contents are off target because nothing was ever for sale.
And that’s all I have to say about that.
I call ’em April babies ’cause they fools.