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Fame Or Fortune?

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9:51 pm
March 12, 2011


Buck Inspire

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Post edited 9:52 pm – March 12, 2011 by Buck Inspire


Hi all,

 

We all have a different goals with our blogs, but how important is fame for you?  Just curious.  Was catching up on some reading.  Some successful people are famous while others are completely unknown to the general public.  Which one would you want to be?

 

Thanks! Cool

7:40 am
March 13, 2011


Frugal Confessions

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Hello!

 

I would like to be mostly unknown. I have had several people identify me in public in Houston (I've been on the news interviewing a few times), and it was flattering, but if it was more than just a few, I might not like it. I always think that it would suck to be President or to be famous becaues it limits your life so much!

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8:50 am
March 13, 2011


Buck Inspire

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Cool, I know a celebrity! Smile

 

Seriously, maybe it's an age thing.  When I was younger I think I would have choosen the fame.  Now, I can see why it would be kind of a hassle.  Must be getting old, just like when I hear young people making too much noise.  Bah Humbug!

 

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8:50 am
March 13, 2011


Buck Inspire

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Cool, I know a celebrity! Smile

 

Seriously, maybe it's an age thing.  When I was younger I think I would have choosen the fame.  Now, I can see why it would be kind of a hassle.  Must be getting old, just like when I hear young people making too much noise.  Bah Humbug!

 

Grandpa Buck Yell

5:55 pm
March 13, 2011


The Financial Blogger

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I'd take both ;-)

 

but I would rather be rich than known (compared to being known and poor! lol!).

 

I've had my picture in a newspaper and a business magazine. It was fun but not as fun as making money from my blogs!

 

7:02 pm
March 13, 2011


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I'd take good fame for my blog, and maybe some for me I suppose….but prefer the money:)

 

Making a difference for others while making money in the process seems like a winning combination for me. What works for me might not be ideal for others, I suppose it's a matter of individual preference.

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7:27 pm
March 13, 2011


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fortune.

we do blog anonymously after all.

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8:53 pm
March 13, 2011


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3:48 am
March 14, 2011


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Maybe a little bit of anonymous fame in the blogging world, but I'd prefer to take the fortune. ;)

10:55 am
March 14, 2011


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1:12 pm
March 14, 2011


Eric – PersonalProfitability.com

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I would take both. Like most, I pick money before fame, but I am not one to shy from the spotlight.

2:07 pm
March 14, 2011


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Yep I'm the same as most others…id love fame and fortune…but fortune comes first!

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2:19 pm
March 14, 2011


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easy one for me. I'd take money. :)

I am just fine being anonymous!

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5:24 pm
March 14, 2011


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How much? Wink

 

A small amount of fame has more utility than a small amount of money, but a large amount of money means I can skip the middleman alltogether.  

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5:36 pm
March 14, 2011


Sunil from The Extra Money Blog

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good question, and never really thought about it that way.

maybe the next Mel Gibson or Julia Roberts can come out of the blogging world.  Too bad Bollywood is already taken by the Indians.  How does Blogywood sound?

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11:59 pm
March 14, 2011


Buck Inspire

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Thanks all.  Lot of fortune over fame!  Laugh  With a few who wouldn't mind the spotlight.  Would your answers have been radically different when you were younger?  

5:18 am
March 15, 2011


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Buck Inspire said:

Thanks all.  Lot of fortune over fame!  Laugh  With a few who wouldn't mind the spotlight.  Would your answers have been radically different when you were younger?  

Doubt it, but at 35 I don't consider myself OLD yet!

I think if you had blogging fame, fortune would follow.  I guess, as JT alluded to, fortune has to be defined.

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6:10 am
March 15, 2011


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I'm really not interested in fame which is kind of why I don't blog or socialise online through my real name…. Keeps me distanced.

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8:50 am
March 15, 2011


First Gen American

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Fortune.  Fame has too many downsides. I would never want to be monica lewinski for example, even if it enabled her to launch a line of stuff.

9:23 am
March 15, 2011


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Oohhh–Blogywood–I like it! You better copyright the name:).

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Sunil from The Extra Money Blog said:

good question, and never really thought about it that way.

maybe the next Mel Gibson or Julia Roberts can come out of the blogging world.  Too bad Bollywood is already taken by the Indians.  How does Blogywood sound?

Amanda L Grossman

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