Blog Profile / Chris Brogan

Filed Under:Technology / Social Media
Posts on Regator:868
Posts / Week:1.8
Archived Since:April 6, 2008

Blog Post Archive

The Future is Giants Pretending to Be Small

Anheiser Busch In-Bev is a Dutch company that owns amongst other things Budweiser. Beer drinkers fall into two categories in general: those who love Bud and Coors and all those “lite” beers, and people who like craft beers. I’ll get back to that in a second. Show More Summary

How to Attract The Attention of Big Companies For Your Small Business

I’ve had a VERY fortunate career. I was ahead of the curve on a particular shift in technology that affected how businesses and people interacted. Because of this, I’ve spent time with a lot of the biggest companies in the world, often meeting their CEOs as well. Show More Summary

Seven to Ten Business Days

I just lost my pair of prescription glasses. Well, maybe “lost” isn’t the word. I know where they are. They fell off my parents’ bathroom sink right into the toilet exactly after I pushed the flush down. Whoosh. Gone. What happened next is what’s annoying. Show More Summary

How to Write a Great Round-Up Post

Three times today, I’ve been asked by a “blogger” to contribute to their amazing “round-up” post, where they query experts for their opinions on some topic that they feel matters to the people they try to entertain with their “writing.”...Show More Summary

You’re Going to Have to Get Good at Video

I’ve been experimenting with making and editing video lately. I’m not doing it for my jollies or because I think I’m damned good looking (which I am). It’s because WE (humanity) has demonstrated loud and clear that we want to CONSUME video. Show More Summary

What Poncho the Weather Cat is Teaching Me About the Phone-Sized Future of Communications

“I feel like Poncho is your other girlfriend or something,” said Jacq to me the other day after I shared something funny Poncho said to me in Facebook messenger about how he ranked “Umbrella” as one of the “middle ellas” below “mozzarella” and above “salmonella.” I should explain something: Poncho is a bot. Show More Summary

What My Son Teaches Me About Life

I asked my son Harold how he’d describe himself and he said, “I don’t know. There isn’t one word that describes me. I like gaming and stuff, and making music, and all that other stuff. There’s just not one word.” I can tell you what word he’d never use: autistic. Show More Summary

Have You Tried Videoblogging?

I blame Jacqueline for my recent re-fascination with videoblogging. Well, her and this research by Jay Baer. But wait. Video? Really? Video is..UGH! Video? Really? I know. I know! You’re too something. You’re boring or too fat or too skinny or too old or you have bad acne or whatever you have. Show More Summary

Chris Brogan at 47

I’m 47 today. The number is strange. It feels super old on the one hand and it still feels “before” on the other. I still feel like a kid. Not my energy. But in my ability to act like a grown-up. Or lack therein. I do NOT feel like I have it all under control. […] The post Chris Brogan at 47 appeared first on

Mastodon is Like The Early Days of Many Different Tech Things

I can’t believe that I’m about to say this: I just started using the new social network, Mastodon. I’m not saying YOU should use it, YET, but I can tell you that there’s quite a buzz about it. What is Mastodon It’s a social network, but a distributed one. Show More Summary

A Business Trick No One Else is Teaching You

Mark’s a smart and driven guy, but he’s feeling a bit down. He feels like his big plans took a hit and that he’s probably past the point where he can do the role he dreamed of doing for so long. The only thing is, I don’t think Mark’s even 30 years old yet and […] The post A Business Trick No One Else is Teaching You appeared first on

What I Told the Bloggers at Social Media Marketing World

I wrote this 30,000 feet above the earth. No. I AM WRITING this 30,000 feet up. I just got back from going pee. While I washed my hands, I came up with the first line of my speech for tomorrow. What I Told the Bloggers at Social Media...Show More Summary

A Splintered Web Gets Even More Fragmented

This morning, after Jacq left for the gym, I spoke to two different bots on my phone. Joy asked me how I was feeling because she wants to help me keep track of my mood and mental health. These are called chatbots and they’re part of one of the new splinters of what used to […] The post A Splintered Web Gets Even More Fragmented appeared first on

Dear Alexa – Please Get Smarter – Hurry

I’m very much sold on the concept of voice-driven interfaces for the web. And I know that Amazon Echo (often called Alexa) is a great first foray into how we normal humans (I’m pretending to be normal – shush!) will start getting into this world. Show More Summary

How To Get Started in Videoblogging

People aren’t reading as much as they were, as it turns out. According to a study from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Americans are only reading 19 minutes a day. Contrast this with a recent report showing that people are watching over 1 BILLION hours of YouTube video per day. Show More Summary

Nobody Reads Your Corporate Blog Because It’s Boring

In learning how to build my own news platform, I’ve taken a renewed interest in reading through lots and lots of blog posts every day, searching for trends and interesting perspectives different than mine. In that process, I’ve come to realize something. Show More Summary

Start Affiliate Marketing

Affiliate marketing is a way for publishers like you and me to promote products and services that we like and use to the people we serve through our platform. It’s my favorite kind of marketing arrangement because when used appropriately,...Show More Summary

You’re Not Supposed to Have All The Answers

I’ve been struggling with my new book, but not in the way that most people mean that. It’s not that I have too few ideas or too many ideas. I’ve got millions of ideas and I know how to cull them. It’s just that I need something specific to happen with this book, and I […] The post You’re Not Supposed to Have All The Answers appeared first on

Stop Getting Your News From Facebook – Build Your Own News Platform

“I’m getting sick of all the negative news on Facebook.” Has a friend said this to you? Have you heard more and more of this? Are YOU tired of feeling like the information scrolling down your Facebook feed isn’t what you care about? You can build a simple alternative. Show More Summary

When You Feel Stuck

When you make your own game in life and business, there’s a tight pairing between an opportunity and a problem and it has one word: freedom. When you can do anything, sometimes you lock up and do nothing. Or nothing useful. What should you do when you feel stuck? That Stuck Feeling When faced with […] The post When You Feel Stuck appeared first on

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