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Close or Keep Open the Comments Section at The Gate?

A lot of media sites which used to allow readers to post their thoughts in response to articles have since shut down their comments sections; and that has had me thinking about whether the Comments section at The Gate should remain open or be closed.

One of the more notable Internet web sites which had recently closed its notorious comments section is Yahoo!, which has both the following message and a button on which to click to start a survey after every article…

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Writer’s Block and

Although not knowing about what topic to write does not happen to me very often, it does happen — despite the plethora of topics pertaining to travel which can be addressed — and this condition is known as writer’s block.

I am certainly not the only person who has experienced this phenomenon, as demonstrated by at least three other writers at BoardingArea.

“So, when I don’t write for a while, it might be because…

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Finalists For Renaming the Stupid Tip of the Day Series of Articles — Plus Links to All of Them

The purpose of the series of articles called Stupid Tip of the Day is to offer advice which is so well hidden in plain sight that it may seem too obvious to impart and that everyone probably knows about it, leading the person giving the advice to think that someone else might think it is actually stupid — and have second thoughts about giving it after all.

Among the many suggestions which poured in both privately and publicly — and I thank you for all of them — the finalists for the new name of the Stupid Tip of the Day series of articles include, in no particular order…

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Reminder: Attend the First Atlanta Blogger Meetup — March 2, 2020

This is a reminder that you can meet several bloggers who write about travel, miles, and points on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening Eastern Standard Time — and this will be the first of what may become an ongoing tradition of meetups in Atlanta.

I was contacted recently by…

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Confirmed: First Atlanta Blogger Meetup — March 2, 2020

Well, this is quickly snowballing into a nice event, as you now have an opportunity to meet several bloggers who write about travel, miles, and points on Monday, March 2, 2020 from 6:00 to 9:00 in the evening Eastern Standard Time — and this will be the first of what may become an ongoing tradition of meetups in Atlanta.

I was contacted recently by…

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Thank You — and Happy Thanksgiving 2019 to You

Please allow me to be one of the first to wish you a very happy Thanksgiving holiday — unless you celebrate the American holiday in the eastern hemisphere, where it is already Thanksgiving as I write this; or if you happen to be Canadian, in which case you already celebrated Thanksgiving on Monday, October 14, 2019.

Similar to last year and the year before, plenty of negative news pertaining to…

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