Since our March 1 launch I’ve been thrilled with First2Board’s enthusiastic reception and rapid growth. The team at F2B provides a diverse, eclectic and most of all welcoming approach to travel and points. I could not be happier with where we are and where we’re going, and hope to see many of you in F2B’s Charleston Sessions in September.
I welcome comments on The Deal Mommy and occasionally get things wrong. However, a tiny minority of folks have some sort of agenda and choose to take their (often anonymous) gripes not to a blog post here but to the various message boards and other blogs that discuss the frequent flyer community in the rudest and most vulgar of manners. Some jibes are about content, others are regards to advertising or affiliate links: “Amazon Whore” was a personal favorite.
It’s been brought to my attention by wiser bloggers than myself that posts like this shouldn’t be necessary. But like the rule wall posted in Deal Girl’s Kindergarten class that most take for granted, I find the need to write it. I wish every 6 year old knew not to eat play-doh, and I wish every reader knew basic manners, but I’ve seen one too many green tongues after inside recess and one too many cyber-bullies to let it lie. This whole issue is “inside baseball” and I have been letting it slide for months, but the tone has gotten so aggressive that I must respond with one piece of VITAL data being ignored by all of you that choose to hate:
The TBB/Flyertalk/Milepoint/FTU/Chicago/DO community is 1 percent (and I’m being generous) of the people who are interested in learning how to travel more with less.
If you’re one of the 99% who read because you derive some value out of our content, I am truly grateful. I’d love to hear any posts that worked for you or topics that you’d like to see discussed further.
Now to the 1% who seem to derive value out of reading with the sole purpose of fueling some sort of fire, I have two questions:
- How is it that you enjoy travel since the act of travel is by nature inclusive and your behavior is anything but?
- Don’t you have better things to do?
Thank you for the comments, I always enjoy reading and responding. (Copied and pasted, Thanks, George😉 I do not censor comments as a rule unless they are anonymous or get vulgar or personal, but you’ll go into moderation if you’ve never posted before.