Lyceum commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Mike More: Is this service similar to BlogAds? I am a serious blogger. I have been blogging since May 2002, but I don't use my own domain name for EGO blog. It is well established on Blogger's Blogspot hub. I started a new site [under construction] in April 2009, with my own domain (www.EgoSoleTrader.com). "You can't be serious about blogging without your own domain name." Please explain this rule: "Domain should be < $9/year! try Name.com. also check for PromoCodes before you buy :)" "
Dragos: Great list of traits! I am striving to become a highly successful blogger. I have been blogging since May 2002. I will link to your post in my next post on EGO blog. I haven't updated it since January 1, so I am struggling with "4. Persistence" at the moment! ;)"
Zane: Thanks for pointing this out! Every executive manager, business leader, etc. should read your post! Have you read "Read This First: The Executive's Guide to New Media-from Blogs to Social Networks" by Ron Ploof? It is on my buying & reading list..."
Yonatan Maisel: I don't agree with your #3 point on altruism. I am not sacrificing any higher value by spreading my tips, advice and pieces of the "puzzle." I am doing it as a rational selfish individual and a social media enthusiast. My time is "weighted in gold," or in my case, silver. I will write another comment with an excerpt from my post, Sponsor and Support EGO Blog < http://egoist.blogspot.com/2009/02/sponsor-and-support-ego-blog.html >, in order for you to understand my take on the "milk" and "cow" trade. You are welcome to buy the milk and the cow if you are acting according to the trader principle and trade value for value."
From my post, Sponsor and Support EGO Blog: "I haven't become rich on my blogging yet, but I see great potential in this field in the long run. I have gathered plenty of experience and knowledge of social media and the web (2.0?) during these 6+ years I have been publishing stuff in this electronic journal / weblog. My philosophical perspective has helped me to get a good grip of what's going on in the blogosphere. If you want to hire me for a talk / discussion / workshop or some other event on blogging and social media, please feel free to contact me by e-mail or via a social / business network, e.g. LinkedIn. As a "trader in matter & spirit," I am open to discuss different terms of exchange of values, i.e., delivery of service and payment. As a supporter of objective money, i.e., precious metals, my standard price is 1 kg / ~35.27 oz of silver (Ag) according to the buy rates at GoldMoney for a 1/2 working day (circa 4 hours, effective time)." http://egoist.blogspot.com/2009/02/sponsor-and-support-ego-blog.html"
Shashi: Thanks for providing us with Barry Moltz's list of individuals to follow. I am already following some of the individuals on the list, but I will go through it and check them out! :) Excerpt from the post: "Tim Sanders @sanderssays I can’t but be be disappointed when I meet most biz celebrities. Tim Sanders is the exception. I have read all his books and when I interviewed him on the radio, everything coming out of his mouth was insighful and actionable. Listen up!" I said the following in my book review of "Love Is The Killer App". "I feel strongly about this book, so you could see this blog post as a fan letter to Tim Sanders! I look forward to meeting Tim Sanders someday and check out his book libraries. I love the example with Steve Leveen of Levenger company and his fan letter to Stanley Marcus, the author of Minding the Store. I wonder if Tony Hsieh of Zappos found his calling as a merchant, in the same way as Steve Leeven." http://smallbiztrends.com/2009/12/review-love-is-killer-app.html"