Dear readers, I know I have a problem. And I’m addressing it today. At least I’m starting to.
Yes, I have a proofreading problem. And yes, I know it is annoying to many of you. Believe it or not, I do proofread my posts before publishing them. I’m just not a very good proofreader.
So after a string of embarrassing grammatical and spelling errors the last couple of days, this morning I installed Grammarly on my laptop.
Perhaps “advanced” is the wrong category, but I’ll be using it for my other businesses as well and spend 12-16 hours on the computer each day.
Grammarly tried to upsell me on a premium version, but we’ll start with the free version and see how that goes.
And look at that, I’ve now got “Big Brother” Grammarly watching over me:
I write this blog as a labor of love, not because I am desperate to hustle. That is how I have always internally justified my rather loose quality control when it comes to spelling and grammar. But as the blog continues to grow (February has hit record traffic despite only 28 days) I simply cannot publish sloppiness any longer.
If we find that Grammarly does not work, I will (begrudgingly) start the search for an editor. But, dear readers, I am listening to you. I am trying!
Other Blog Notes
You’ll notice my blog is fairly spartan in its design. My sub-sections are limited and it is far easier to find top posts via Google than directly via the site. I plan to add the following sections:
- Trip Reports – broken down into three sub-sections of airlines, hotels, and lounges.
- Credit Cards – not for me to push links on you, but for unbiased analysis (not that the two are mutually exclusive).
- Beginner’s Guide – many are still getting into the miles/points game for the first time and I want to include some basic info that may serve as a roadmap for newbies.
I’m working on another project relating to airline meals that I also hope to incorporate in the updated website. So stay tuned for that.
More broadly, we see the travel blogosphere is easily susceptible to corporate influence which directly influences content. As this blog continues its amazing growth, I want to remain fiercely independent and be willing to tackle any issue, good or bad, without censorship. I’m not passing judgment per se: if somebody comes by and offers me millions for my brand, I’m willing to listen. But I’m not looking for a buyer or a sponsor. Instead, I’m just looking to continue to do my best to offer honest and unbiased analysis and commentary on a host of travel and loyalty-related issues.
Thank you all for reading this blog. It is humbling to watch the traffic grow. More importantly, though, I appreciate so much the engaging daily readers who make this blog so fun to write. Thanks again.