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Hey, Ben: No hatin' on WordPress! There's actually an incredible ecosystem of developers and designers around the platform. I've worked with a couple of them, and have seen WP implementations that are *far* from boring or cookie-cutter!

That said, TypePad has its advantages, too, like not having to worry whether a version upgrade will break a plugin and your site!

I never fail to laugh at your attempts to make yourself feel good about sticking with TP :)

as long as Seth Godin is still on typepad, I'll feel good about it. =)

Love your Wed run-downs. I always feel 'in the know' after reading them.

As for adventure - yes, it's where life happens. And go for the real stuff over fake whenever you can. That's why my family and I are headed to a rustic campsite in the middle of nowhere this weekend for the 10th year. About 15 other families go also - there's no showers, no electric and too many kids, mosquitoes and dirt, but we continue to go.

Thanks for the run down, Ben! Always interesting! I'm surprised at your aversion to wordpress. IMHO, it's the best, most versatile, most customizable, most easy to use platform out there.

I have heard the story of Jim Mellado. Pretty crazy stuff.
And I took up biking way before D Miller because of the Tour de France. Somedays I feel like I could be Lance Armstrong, then after 5 miles I realize I am slow and out of shape. Good dose of reality.

janet - love it, you're a true adventurer

jesse - and most common! I have an aversion to the common =)

kyle - i would bike if banana seats were socially acceptable

I want to hear the Jim Mellado story.

I had some real life adventure hiking this weekend...everything from dirt surfing down the mountain to caves to a sixty foot high narrow train trellis to cross over rushing water!

jennifer whats ur email

I'm experimenting with the Tumblr platform, too. Like WP, creative "themes" for it are popping up all over the place.

But at the end of the day, if Ben keeps pumping out compelling content, we'll keep coming back for me--regardless of the platform.

Vancouver Island is where it's at for real outdoor adventure, camping, etc. It's like the New Zealand of North America.

Surf at Long Beach,
Inner tube on Cowichan River,
Catch Salmon in Campbell River,
High Ropes course in Nanaimo,
Camp in the Pacific Rim National Park

i'm dying to go to Quebec

Where can I hear the Jim Mellado story?

emailed it to you Felicity

You rock.

I think that is why I like and/or am inspired by you... your creativity and your desire to challenge the status quo. :)

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