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Chris Brogan Talks About Online Relationships


No matter what your niche or what kind of content you create, the Beatles lyric that always pops into my mind when it comes to online success is, “I get by with a little help from my friends.” It’s really hard to be successful online without a support system. You need people who are willing to give you that boost, that leg up just when you need it.

But too many people are focused on what they need and not on what their friends need. In this video, one of our keynote speakers, Chris Brogan, talks about the importance of having a real relationship, not on just constantly asking what others can do for you:

The point is, just because a relationship is virtual does not mean it is okay to take, take, take and never give in return. Make an effort to actually cultivate relationship, being the friend you want others to be to you. That way, when you need help, you don’t even have to ask.

Check out this other recent interview we posted with Chris Brogan, and don’t forget – Chris is our Wednesday keynote speaker at BlogWorld New York. Register today to hear him talk about Power Up Your Blog: Lessons Learned Over 11 Years of Blogging.


  • JudyHelfand

    It is all about what we used to call “manners.”  Sometimes we just forget that people want to be wanted, not just needed. Anyway, enjoyed the post…and I am sad I will miss being with all of you in NYC next month.

    • allison_boyer

       @JudyHelfand Online, manners seem to go out the window sometimes, unfortunately. We’ll miss you in New York, Judy! Hope to see you in Las Vegas in 2013!

    • Rick

      Thanks for dropping in Judy. Haven’t noticed you commenting recently. We will miss you too.

    • Phone System

       @JudyHelfand Online manners, I like that! I think not all users today know the proper way of doing things online.

  • KRLRose

    Straight shooting. Relationships. Try to be real and real and real. Care deeply. Don’t act like you care truly care. Cultivate that. Reach out like Chris says. the more you look at people for what they are and what they do is the more interested they become. in you., Its not about gaming the influence metric for what you can get. People smell it especially people like Chris. Just do the right thing for the right reasons. and give more than you take. I bet you do that consistently and you will never be hungry, in need of job or somewhere to sleep. People will do anything for you because they know you are nicer than nice. Namaste. 

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