As I made my floundering, fumbling, halting way into the blogosphere last Fall, I came across Bryan Allain’s blog. Not only was he incredibly cool, and funny, he was a fellow Pennsylvanian (yes, I know he’s a Massachusetts transplant). So I did what all starstruck newbies do in the presence (perceived) greatness: I went totally fanboy. By which I mean I was a total douche to Bryan (getting “all up in his grill, yo”).
Despite this, he was incredibly cool, and gracious, to me–he even granted me an interview, which ran in two parts, here, and here. In the ensuing months, he’s answered my questions regarding public speaking (which I’m still not sure is a route I want to go down), and encouraged me to hone my writing voice. He really is an all-around good guy.
When he initially launched BlogRocket last December, I considered signing up, but really didn’t have the scratch (it being right before Christmas and all). Now that he’s retooled and relaunched the program, I’m seriously considering joining it this time around. (I did get his 29 eBook, which deals with the frustrations bloggers face, though–it was well worth the $4.00, or $5.00, I spent. If you signup for his mailing list at BlogRocket, you can get it for free!).
Bryan didn’t pay me to write this (still waiting for that check, man 😉 ), and truth be told, we don’t interact very much online. But the times we have done so have been totally golden for me. Bryan is a stand-up guy. He’s the real deal. So go checkout his blog at BryanAllain.com, and his program for bloggers at BlogRocket.com. You’ll be glad you did. Thanks for reading!