December 16, 2016 — That’s it, I quit! I don’t have to take this abuse any longer and hereby give my official notice that ‘I’m out of here’! Well, for a couple weeks at least. After 389 consecutive weekly columns, holidays included, I’m gonna kick back for the last few weeks of 2016. In fact even as you are reading this I’m already at my favorite undisclosed timeshare resort in Mexico. While here you can rest assured that I’m catching up with some old friends, soaking up a lot of sunshine, swimming, fishing, golfing, shopping, eating mass quantities of fish tacos, tossing back some ice cold Pacificos and, now and then I’m enjoying a sip or two of Patron Tequila – naturally of the Añejo variety.
So Here’s The Scoop: That being the case, during the last couple weeks of this year’s Holiday Season I want to take this time to thank all InsideTheGate.Com (ITG) readers who continue to make ITG — published, without fail six days a week (excluding Sundays) — the most read and up to date online news and information magazine exclusively serving and dedicated to our global industry.
Thank you all for joining us here each day, week and month as one of the approximately *1.2 million sets of eyeballs that dropped by in 2016 to find out whatzup in ‘the-biz’.
And I would like to thank all ITG advertisers, too, with an extra special shout out to several of our clients who have been with ITG, uninterrupted (24/7/365) for the past 8 years — you know who you are. Mucho Thanks-O-La!
2017 is poised to be an awesome new year for ITG and our worldwide industry, and our entire staff looks forward to continually receiving all the questions, opinions, suggestions, input and confidential tips, etc. that keeps all of us very busy.
I also want to wish our incredible Gatekeeper (GK) all the best for a job well done running and managing our timeshare blog (The GateHouse). Now in our 8th year and considering all the exceptionally hard work it takes to keep that section current with information that can only be found in the GateHouse, those efforts and the ITG Blog continue to be ranked by Google in the Number One position for anyone one interested in and searching for a Timeshare Blog.
In fact, I just checked and as of this writing Google has a little over 1 Million organic SERP (Search Engine Results Page) for a Timeshare Blog and the GateHouse, aka “The world’s biggest after hours watering hole” remains the Undisputed Timeshare Blog Champion in the whole gosh darn world. Kudos Gatekeeper!
So until next year, gang, have a happy, safe and wonderful 2016 Holiday Season! And by the by, beginning January 1st, 2017 – spoiler alert, you’ll see a whole new ITG design, layout and format that should please you all.
Oh, and just in case, I am still accessing my e-mail during my absence so if anyone needs to reach just drop me a note and I’ll do my best to respond, as always, within 24 hours.
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