Looking at some general third-party statistics, it would appear that blogs are an increasing selection of where the frequent flyer seeks information from. Here's a third-party chart from Alexa.com, a web traffic monitoring service of Amazon which compares the huge forum FlyerTalk to that of the frequent flyer blogger portal BoardingArea. It would appear that generally forums such as FlyerTalk are holding steady or on a slightly downward trend while the BoardingArea blog site is enjoying a huge gain in traffic and readers. It will be interesting to look at this late in 2013 to see where each is headed at that point. And BoardingArea is way more popular that the fledging Milepoint as well.