Sorry for the lack of updates over the past weeks. I’ve been trying out a new productivity/to-do system and didn’t have the weekly updates on the board. However, a new essay was on the board and I just finished the first typed draft. I think it’ll take a few more passes before it’s ready to be published. In the meantime, read these two informative articles about air travel and bonus post about negativity online.
What I Read:
A witty piece chronicling the author’s 8 day trip across the continental US by air. I felt like I was right there with the writer as she was sitting in the airport lounge following a delay or stuck in the middle seat between fellow passengers. The most eye popping fact was the amount of money airlines made off of first and business classes. From a strictly financial standpoint, I can see why airlines are skimming on economy and pouring it on for the higher priced seats.
This article highlights several newsletters and apps that share deals on airfares with its users. I never knew these newsletter existed before reading this piece and found the concept intriguing; so much so that I actually subscribed to one. I enjoyed reading about the history of making travel reservations and the backstory behind each newsletter. Hopefully I can find a sweet deal on an exotic destination for my next vacation.
Short but relevant post by Seth Godin on sharing work with others. He puts negative comments into perspective and helps minimize the fear of posting online.