We’re Number 2. And We Try Harder!

Disclosure: We get a commission for links on the blog. You don’t have to use our links, but we’re very grateful when you do. American Express, Barclaycard, Capital One, Chase, and US Bank are Million Mile Secrets advertising partners. Opinions expressed here are the author's alone, and have not been reviewed, approved or endorsed by our partners. Here’s our Advertiser Disclosure.

Daraius:  The Million Mile Secrets team, Emily, and I are VERY touched and warmed with your support for us and for Million Mile Secrets!

We are the 2nd best Miles and Points blog in the recent 10Best Reader’s Choice Travel Awards (promoted by USA TODAY). 🙂

What an honor!  Thank you!

I’ve always loved the famous Avis tagline: “Try Harder.  For example, “We’re Number 2.  But We Try Harder”

Were Number 2 And We Try Harder

We’re Always Trying Harder

We Try Harder

I actually prefer NOT ranking at the top.  That’s because I don’t want the false sense of complacency which being #1 can breed.

And because there are LOTS of things which I want to do to make Million Mile Secrets a more useful place for y’all.  If there is something not to your liking on the blog, I’m responsible for that.

I’m embarrassed that I can’t:

  • Get to the comments as quickly as I’d like.
  • Re-design the website quicker and make it less cluttered and easier to use
  • Reply to every email because it would take up my entire day.  But I do read every single email and LOVE hearing from you!
  • Have a mobile-responsive site quick enough!
  • Publish more longer posts

And yet, y’all voted for us, shared Million Mile Secrets with your friends, and connected with Emily and I every day over email, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

I *love* the personal interaction.  And that interaction makes it hard to imagine a more fulfilling “job” in the world.  I am so grateful to each one of y’all.

Thank you!

And credit for what works on the blog is because of the Million Mile Secrets team, who work very hard behind the scenes to keep the blog filled with content.  There would be no blog without them.  Thank you!

To folks who didn’t vote for us, I would love to learn what we can do so that we can be more relevant and of service to you and your family.

Bottom Line

I was honored Million Mile Secrets was nominated.  I am honored we are #2.   And we’re so thankful to our amazing readers for voting for us!

We’ll keep trying harder to be the most reliable and honest source of credit cards, miles and points news for y’all!

I consider every one of y’all a friend and I will do my best to help and support your dreams as much as I can!

* If you liked this post, why don’t you join the 25,000+ readers who have signed-up to receive free blog posts via email (only 1 email per day!) or in an RSS reader …because then you’ll never miss another update!

Editorial Disclaimer: Neither the responses below nor the editorial content on this page are provided or commissioned by the bank advertisers, and have not been reviewed, approved or otherwise endorsed by the bank advertisers. Opinions expressed here are the author’s alone, not those of the bank advertisers. It is not the bank advertisers’ responsibility to ensure all posts and/or questions are answered.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

15 responses to “We’re Number 2. And We Try Harder!

  1. Congratulations!! I follow your blog every day. Thanks for your work

  2. O geez, you make me tear up. You folks are the Best! I’m using Pocket to file the most important posts offline and keep them organized, cause I’m not always online, AND you’re that important!

  3. Love your site & visit it several times daily!! Especially like your side links to the other sites..helps get to everyone quickly & easily

  4. Your writing style and genuineness make reading your blog a true pleasure. Congratulations and thank you for sharing tips and the joy of traveling with us, your readers.

  5. I follow you daily and find your articles very informative and helpful.
    Could you open a forum whereby the public could discuss their success with obtaining award tickets using their miles or using the award finders.
    Having problems finding award tickets-maybe your readers can discuss their strategies.

  6. Congrats !!! I read your blog everyday and enjoy learning new travel ideas all the time to help us travel mainly in the US for almost free.

  7. Congrats but I think you should be #1. I looked at the winner’s site an boy…what a mess. They aren’t even a dedicated miles and points blog so how they were even eligible is puzzling. Regardless, good job and keep providing your much appreciated service.

  8. Still my favorite miles and points blog. But I actually prefer fewer and shorter posts like in the old days, it’s so much to keep up with!