Make no mistake about it, for some it already is. See my “The opportunist, the hoarder and the survivalist” post from August 7th. You probably can’t tell, but I have been working very hard on producing decent content, that a reader can benefit from. I know your time is valuable.
But sometimes I just need to let loose, y’all ! (imagine a mix of eastern european and southern accents) Plus I plan to cut back to just 3 posts per week, so consider this one a bonus. And there aren’t any breaking news to report.
Believe it or not, I have to really restrain myself in my posts. I mentioned before, I used to write humorous essays. That’s the reason I love Mark Twain and enjoy hanging out with funny people. But I do want to make it clear, that the following is not meant to offend. I truly believe in treating people with respect, I really do. So if I offend anyone, I apologize.
I actually like all of the blogs mentioned here and do read them myself. And I will forever be grateful to Daraius, so I would never insult him on purpose. Also, you have to be familiar with the industry to get any of the jokes. So if you are a new reader, come back tomorrow. I will have it out of my system (for now), like Milenerd. Actually his last rant, is what inspired me. It’s like the words in Regina Spektor’s song “Us”, it’s contagious. Love that song!
If this humorous comparison was made before elsewhere, I’m sorry. I did NOT see it, I promise. So, if this hobby were a religion, here is how blogs would stack up on the totem pole. In the order of priority and significance, just like my card picks:
1) The Pope: Randy Petersen, the “godfather” of frequent flyer miles. Technically not a blog, but close enough.
2) The high priest: “View from the wing”
3) The high priest in-training: “The points guy” + his faithful pet companion, named after the religion. The dog might be sacrificed at the altar at some point, when the cuteness stops bringing in extra donations. It’s dark, no? I don’t think the puppy approves of me saying these things.
4) The regular priests : major blogs, like “MMS”, “One mile at a time” and so on. Some of these are candidates to be high priest in-training, in case “The points guy ” (the blog) bites the dust.
4) Altar boys: “The wandering aramean” and “Canadian kilometers”.
5) “Wanna be” altar boys: Michael W blog and such. He will not be jumping for joy, when he reads this.
6) Parishioners, who hope to be “wanna be” altar boys someday: all other unknown blogs.
7) The beggar at the entrance, with whom most of the priests and altar boys avoid making eye contact: my blog.
There is a controversial blog, that creates a lot of buzz in the industry. It probably would represent protester, picketing the church. Some would rank it at the top of the totem pole, some at the bottom, it just depends on who you ask. I won’t give my opinion. Also, I couldn’t really come up with anything for Frequent Miler. Maybe he would be the guy from manufacturing industry, hired as a consultant, but who doesn’t really belong to the church?
Leana is the founder of Miles For Family. She enjoys beach vacations and visiting her family in Europe. Originally from Belarus, Leana resides in central Florida with her husband and two children.