Wednesday, November 1, 2017

BUILDING BLOCKS WITH MINTS

It is time for me to study numismatics again. Did you collect stamps as a kid? As an aspiring author, writing on my first forthcoming book on (black) tea, I want to use an excerpt from Ayn Rand's essay, Why I Like Stamp Collecting:

In all those years, I had never found a remedy for mental fatigue. Now, if I feel tired after a whole day of writing, I spend an hour with my stamp albums and it makes me able to resume writing for the rest of the evening. A stamp album is a miraculous brain-restorer.

I am often asked why people like stamp collecting. So widespread a hobby can obviously have many different motives. I can answer only in regard to my own motives, which I have observed also in some of the stamp collectors I have met.

The pleasure lies in a certain special way of using one's mind. Stamp collecting is a hobby for busy, purposeful, ambitious people ... because, in pattern, it has the essential elements of a career, but transposed to a clearly delimited, intensely private world.

(Minkus Stamp Journal, Vol. VI, No. 2 - 1971.)

Here are some photos from my collection of silver coins:  Money clip (silver coin) used as a tie-bar. Australian Saltwater Crocodile silver coin. #numismatics Britannia £2 silver coin. #numismatics Vienna Philharmonic MS 69 silver coin. #numismatics American Silver Eagle coin struck at West Point Mint. Early Releaes - MS 69. Libertad silver coin

If you are interested in learned more about collectible coins, check out this video by MintBuilder, LLC.:



If you want to support my blogging and a hobby as a numismatist, please use my affiliate link on MintBuilder.com. You could start your own coin collection today, by register now! [Editor's note: my sponsor ID 29688.]

I look forward to visit a mint someday in the future.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

The Future of Podcasting


[Editor's note: Please check out the blog post for the editorial cartoon by John Cox & Allen Forkum, Instagram photos, and my tweet.]
After doing some introspection, listening to fellow podcasters on different topics (e.g., hobby versus indie podcasters, and so called procasters / mainstream media radio broadcasters), and checking my book plan, I have decided to mix it up a bit and test a new podcast format and I will develop my workflow, over a period of time.
This post has been percolated for a couple of days, so I want to say cheers to the attendees at the podcasting conference, Podcast Movement.
As my thoughts on the future on my podcasting have been sinking in and I have "chewed" on the challenges with the workflow of EGO NetCast, I stumbled upon a transcription service called Trint, thanks to Fizzle's blog post (10 Killer Links for Entrepreneurs in 2017) for Fizzle Show podcast, episode 226.
After I have finished tinkering and pondering, I have to catch up with the backlog of my guests provided by PodcastGuests.com.

In the pipeline:
Through the grapevine:
  • A guy who picked my brain in a positive way asked me about the optimal length of a podcast. He will launch his podcast in September.
  • I have become Nita Silverspjuth’s web PT, and she will launch her podcast, Management Studio (in Swedish), in September.
  • I am working with a couple of members of the Swedish Civil Protection Association, in Gothenburg, as they will start their own podcast on the notion of being prepared for 72 hours
  • In November I will talk about the future of podcasting regarding new technologies, trends, and the potentialities for the podcast industry, at a podcast conference in Stockholm. The talk will be for 40 minutes with 5 minutes for Q&A. The target audience is communication professionals (marketing managers, public relation officers, etc.)
Shout out to:

You could say that this is the tangram puzzle of podcasting!


Call to action:
Related: My posts, I Have a Message and Independence Day.


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Friday, July 21, 2017

EGO Search on Addy Saucedo of The Podcaster Planner


This is the first episode (001) of the new podcast segment, EGO Search. For a background on how I came up with this kind of content, please listen to the pilot program (000), EGO Search on Triple Zero.
Here is a general outline of the EGO Search segment:
  • 00:00 Introduction of the guest via an ego search.
  • 00:01 How / When / Why do you do an ego search?
  • 00:05 Exploration (”Internet Explorer") of your product / service.
  • 00:10 Do you have all the ducks (”DuckDuckGo) in a row?
  • 00:12 Your magnum opus (”Opera”) moment?
  • 00:14 ”Hasta La Vista, Baby!” (”Altavista”)
  • 00:15 Call to action! Do an EGO Search, and please come back to me and my guest, with your findings… ;)
Show notes:
Do you have tips on future EGO Search topics? Would you like to be a guest on EGO NetCast? How about supporting this new program segment with a "positive product placement" (including a full disclosure)? Please, don't hesitate to contact me for further inquiries.

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EGO Search on Triple Zero


This is a blog post on a new segment of my podcast show, EGO NetCast, called EGO Search. The pilot episode is called triple zero (000). Could this new segment become the UVP (USP) in the search of the perfect tag in The Feed?
Show notes:

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Monday, July 3, 2017

EGO Interview with Colin Gray


The interview with Colin Cray, a.k.a the Podcast Host, was recorded (length: 59 minutes) on June 5, with the Ringr app. At the beginning of our conversation we talk about Colin's interest in mountain biking and I mention Jerry Nilson's site Cycloclimbing.com ("Road cycling on mountain roads").
As a fellow podcaster, I experienced plenty of aha-moments during the episode. I got several new ideas for the podcasts that I am involved in, and potential features for new podcasts in the pipeline...
I am tinkering on how I could apply "content stacking" on my social media activities in the near future.
Show notes:

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

EGO Interview with Jim Palmer


The interview with Jim Palmer was recorded (length: 51 minutes) on May 23, with the Ringr app. During our conversation, we talk about Jim's new book, Just Say Yes, his coaching business, and the new floating home.
You could say it is a small world when you find out that Jessica Rhodes of InterviewConnections.com, is Jim's daughter. Her colleague, Sue Morton (expert podcast matchmaker, client happiness), reached out to me through the service called PodcastGuests.com. After my personal assistant of X.ai, Amy Ingram (powered by artificial intelligence), got confused about the scheduling of the interview, Jim's wife, Stephanie Palmer, picked up the conversation thread and coordinated the booking.
Another tidbit: After the interview, I connected with Jim on LinkedIn and saw that he had studied at the same university (Southern New Hampshire University) as yours truly.
Here are some links to books, resources, and sites, mentioned during the first half of the show:
You will find more show notes on the blog in July, after I am back on track with the backlog of recorded interviews.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

EGO Interview with Sean Douglas


The interview with Sean Douglas was recorded on April 3 (length: 47 minutes).
[Editor's note: I am catching-up with a backlog of recordings, so please stay tuned... I have been under the weather due to "bandwidth anxiety." I am "eating fiber" (and "onion") nowadays, so I am fit for fight again! ;)]
I am sorry to say that this recording got caught by the browser bug. Kris of Ringr told me that it was caused by a webRTC issue with wrong sample rate for the recording.
For more information about Sean Douglas ("U.S. Air Force Veteran, Motivational & Inspirational Speaker, Master Resilience Trainer, Life Coach, & Author"), check out his Facebook page, podcast (Life Transformation Radio), and book (Decisions: The Power To Overcome Self-Defeating Behaviors).
For the record: I am sticking with Ringr. On a related note, please check out these podcasts, posts, and resources:

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