Super Important Breaking News! You’ll Want To Read This…

Breaking NewsOver the past 4 weeks, 22 million Americans have filed for unemployment according to CNN. The coronavirus pandemic and social distancing protocols is decimating businesses.

Earlier today, I received the BoardingArea weekly e-mail which highlights some of the week’s most interesting posts whereย I was happy to read, “Why View From The Wing Will Still Be Here โ€“ No Matter How Bad The Recession Gets.” Gary has always added a ton to the miles and points space, basically forever so this is great news.

Now, I want to share super important Breaking News!

Michael W Travels won’t be going anywhere!!!!

I’ve read how bad things are getting for full-time bloggers like Nomadic Matt and Gary mentioned in his post how bloggers (sites) with staffs (like Frequent Miles and One Mile At A Time) are still paying them. That’s an awesome gesture and hopefully they can get by during these tough times and continue to do so.

The thing with my blog is that it’s just that , a blog. I started it back in October 2011 (when my wife was pregnant with my now 8 year-old son Lucas) as a hobby to stay involved in travel during a time that we couldn’t travel.

I was super-excited when I was invited to join the BoardingArea network and officially joined on August 2013.

While I make some ad revenue from my blog, it certainly isn’t much or enough to pay the bills. This site was never created as a business idea or a way to stop working…

For those of you that don’t know, I’m a teacher for the New York City Department of Education. While I lost this year’s Spring Break, I still have my job and am (luckily) still getting paid.

In terms of finances, nothing has changed around here. In fact, I actually have more time to work on my blog and I’m having my best month of traffic (it’s only mid- April) in over a year! Yay!

I often wondered, if I were to stop writing Michael W Travels, where else would you read about international McDonald’s locations, bizarre world news, random trip reports, travel contests and more!?

So there you have it, Michael W Travels is here to stay! ๐Ÿ™‚

I hope that you are all staying inside, socially distancing and doing the best to get by during these tough times…

11 thoughts on “Super Important Breaking News! You’ll Want To Read This…

  1. Really? The fact that your website is not shutting down is “Super Important Breaking News!”? At a time when 22 million Americans (and growing) are out of work, there are 675k (and growing) confirmed COVID-19 cases in the US, 35k (and growing) have died from COVID-19 in the US and the economy essentially shut down…… Wow.

  2. Ryan Mojo- It was written as a joke. Did you think I was announcing that I created the vaccine for coronavirus? Chill out!

    Enjoy Fine Food- Thanks, you’ll have to check back to find out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    TravelBloggerBuzz- Sorry and no TPG did not offer to buy my blog!

    Ryan- No prob! Guess I reeled you in…

  3. Hi I was wondering if you would reach out to me, I am like you a working stiff. I have used points since about 2005 to travel to some awesome places. This has been not about money but about how to enjoy unique experiences. I am from Canada where this hobby is still a niche. I would like to start a blog so that other people can have unique experiences that they otherwise could not afford. I would like to pick your brain. My name is Randy and my email is rhayre@gmail.com.

    thanks

  4. THAT is breaking news? GO F YOURSELF! People are dying all over the world and all you care about it your dumb-a$$ blog.

    You don’t even want to know what I’m thinking right now.

    Total D**K MOVE!

  5. Johnny Traveler- So sorry you feel this way and no, my blog is not all that I think about. For more details regarding this post, please read the comment I left for Ryan Mojo.

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