Merry Christmas to you and your family. If you don’t do Christmas, then happy holidays or just whatever. Don’t get hung up over the small stuff. If you are a regular reader of this blog, thanks very much. I really appreciate it. The reason I started this blog is that I was so ticked off about the way things were going that I thought I might write them down and try and make a difference. No idea if it has made a difference, but occasionally you start to see things that you have written bubble up into normal conversation. I value each and every one of you, even the trolls. Of course, I hope the trolls got a lump of carbon polluting coal in their stockings…!
If you are a first time visitor here that came because of an email, weblink, stumbleupon, twitter link or just because you came here by mistake, welcome to you too. Kick your shoes off, fix yourself a cocktail and sit down by the fire. Have a look around. Don’t be a stranger next year. Tell your friends.
It was nice to be out and meeting new people this year. I put a gazillion miles on my car. Great to see you in New York, at Tweet Ups, in Tennessee, North Carolina, Mississippi, Minnesota, Wisconsin and all points in between. Let’s try and get together more often next year because while the engagement made possible by internet interaction is fun, it doesn’t beat actually talking to each other. This Stocktwits/Twitter/Facebook/LinkedIn/Google+ community is great and growing.
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