The Sixth Stage of Chris Brogan

Bald BroganPhoto_091408_007Back in January, I wrote a fun little blog post called “The Six Stages of Chris Brogan“:

IGNORANCE > COMPETITION > AWE > FORGETFULNESS > LOVE.

I left the sixth stage undefined.

Today, I’m ready to define the sixth stage as simply ACCEPTANCE (h/ts to all the folks who commented on the last post, and to Danny Brown and Andrew Weaver, who pointed out that the dude abides).

See, after you go through the first five stages of Chris Brogan, you’ve learned a lot from the marketing genius, you’ve hopefully found your niche, your “microfame” in social media, as Chris might say. You’re happy for you to be you, and for Chris to be Chris.

Thanks, Mr. Brogan, for all you teach us.

Photo credit to @chrisbrogan – Creative Commons image used with permission. He’s the one on the left, and he shaved his head for charity. Me, I just missed a spot with the clippers and had to go whole hog.

Adriel Hampton is a journalist, Gov 2.0 and new media strategist, public servant, and licensed private investigator. He is running for U.S. Congress in the 2009 special election for California’s 10th District.

3 thoughts on “The Sixth Stage of Chris Brogan

  1. “The Dude” (Brogan) certainly abides. 🙂 I hope to one day ask him in person what he does for recreation just to hear him answer, “Oh, the usual. I bowl. Drive around. The occasional acid flashback.”

    Okay, enough with the Lebowski quotes. I could go on all day with those.

    I think your sixth point is ultimately where everyone must end up. Otherwise they will always be unhappy with SM (Twitter, Facebook, you name it). They will never be able to utilize it in such a way that they benefit from it in any way of significance.

    Forget Chris Brogan. Forget Guy Kawasaki. Forget Seth Godin. Forget Danny Brown. Forget Adriel Hampton. Be Andrew Weaver (insert your name there).

    That’s the most important thing.

  2. I’m not sure acceptance is the right word… I’d have to go with Embrace. Chris found a way to make this space fit in his life unlike almost anyone else I see in it. More importantly he tries to get you to do the same.

    His content is consistent, informative and insightful. He is always willing to engage in a good conversation and goes out of his way to engage with his audience…

    All I know is I’d hate to be on the receiving end of his inbox…

    I second Drew… The Dude Abides 🙂 Should we all get Brogan Abides T-shirts or something?

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