My favorite Xmas present

i guess i officially qualify as a geek, in that the thing i am most excited about receiving as a present this year is the upgrade of my blog account to wordpress pro.

i will confess some excitement about choosing the domain name (which i think i will run a little contest on the blog for selecting the best one – a virtual naming party).  I am especially happy to have more robust tracking statistics, no advertisements to my readers and the ability to include video including YouTube.

And it feels appropriate in some way to be going pro, represent my commitment to step into my responsibility as a propagandist and a memeticist and write compellingly enough to draw an audience and migrate ideas.

My favorite “real” present was the boxed set of Malcolm Gladwell’s work including The Tipping Point and Blink (which i have read and enjoyed) and Outliers, which i started reading and will likely finish shortly (breaking my own self critical “no book reading” myth).